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Can You Drink On Blood Thinners
Agents which slow ;/or break down blood clot formation in up to 3 different ways (they do not decrease blood viscosity; thickness.) (1) some inhibit platelet function (e.g. Aspirin, clopidogrel, etc.). (2) others interfere with some of the clot forming proteins (warfarin, dabigatran, rivaroxaban, etc.), (3) others stimulate the blood clot destruction ...Read more
Not simple: Aloe juice has no legitimate, documented health benefit. If you drink it simply because you love the taste, then keep the amount constant every day. It may prolong the prothrombin time in a dose- dependent manner. The dose of coumidin will then be adjusted downward after your blood tests. ...Read more
I am on blood thinner due to recurrent blood clots and a pluminary embolism several years ago. Can I drink any alchohal at all during this time?
Yes, you can: Once in a while, it is ok to take one small drink, but not in binges. You have to be extra careful of any fall, trauma or head banging. Bleeding in brain is disastrous and you really don't want it. Thanks. ...Read more
Is it okay to take green coffee bean extract if I am on a blood thinner (coumadin)? And can't drink green tea?
Can drink a small amount of red wine daily act as a blood thinner to decrease my condition of hyperaggregation of thrombocyte?
Wine and hyperaggreg: Probably not. But discuss with y9ur hematologist. ...Read more
I had a bleeding ulcer. Severe. It was corrected twice. Now it's 5 weeks later. Is cranberry juice safe to drink or is it a blood thinner.
That's fine.: There's no reason why you couldn't have black coffee while on blood thinners. And there's no reason why you couldn't add milk or natural sugar to your coffee. As far as artificial sweeteners, I'm not sure that there potential effect on blood thinners have ever been investigated, so I would avoid them. Stick with coffee, milk and sugar. ...Read more
I drink. After blood tests, the nurse called to say that my liver enzymes are high and my blood is extremely thin. Not on any blood thinners. Meaning?
The alcohol is: Affecting your clotting times and is damaging your liver. It's really time to stop, or you may develop cirrhosis and die from liver failure. ...Read more
What are the dangers of taking blood thinners and drinking alcohol? I was recently diagnosed with afib and prescribed prodaxa and haven't completely quit drinking
I'm on blood thinners for life. I've tried exercises including walking, dieting, and drinking water and no pop. Nothing. Can I get weight loss surgery?
I'm on baby aspirin for blood thinners. I no longer take lovenox (enoxaparin). Can I drink alcohol?
I am on one of the new anticoagulants and am wondering if binge drinking will increase my risk of haemorrhagic stroke being as alcohol is also a blood?
Binge drinking: Yes it is a high risk life style ...Read more
Diethy propion: No. It is not a blood thinner. Diethylpropion is used along with a doctor-approved, reduced-calorie diet, exercise, and behavior change program to help you lose weight. It is used in people who are significantly overweight (obese) and have not been able to lose enough weight with diet and exercise alone. ...Read more
Yes: Coumadin (warfarin) is routinely used as a chronic blood thinner. It works by inhibiting several coagulation factors (factors ii, vii, ix, and x) as well as anticoagulating factors (proteins c and s). Patients are typically "bridged" to Coumadin with another blood thinner like heparin. ...Read more
Risky: The tattoo in being injected by the machine into your dermis and causes some disruption and bleeding. The thinner in your case may lead to more bleeding than expected which I believe will also make the artist have a harder time placing the tattoo and seeing where they are injecting. ...Read more
"Thinner"=Misleading: Blood viscosity=primarily due to surface adhesiveness of red blood cells. Blood viscosity is ↓ed in anemia (RBCs farther apart), but is not healthy. All the agents commonly referred to as "thinners" either inhibit blood clotting or stimulate blood clot destruction proteins. Thus all=anti-clotting agents (do not reduce blood viscosity), are recommended to ↓ clots inside blood vessels & ↑ bleeding. ...Read more
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