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Doctor insights on: Coumadin And Weight Lifting

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Can you do serious weight lifting while taking warfarin/coumadin?

Can you do serious weight lifting while taking warfarin/coumadin?

U can but?: Warfarin is a blood thinner. If one is weight lifting and "seriously" doing this, one runs the risk of tearing muscles and having bleeding occur in that area of the body. This could be minimal or significant. I would recommend you discuss this thoroughly with your physician and with your trainer and with the health club where you work out. You are on serious medicine and I would take the conse. ...Read more

Weight Lifting (Definition)

Weight lifting refers to the activity of lifting weights, or using resistance bands, pulley systems, or similar resistance apparatus to increase muscle mass or to tone the body. This can either be done competitively or as a ...Read more


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What can I eat to gain weight while on coumadin (warfarin)?

What can I eat to gain weight while on coumadin (warfarin)?

Just about: Anything. Coumadin (warfarin) should not impact weight gain. It is true that intake of green leafy vegetables needs to be consistent to stabilize Coumadin (warfarin) regulation. ...Read more

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Does Coumadin (warfarin) cause weight gain?

Does Coumadin (warfarin) cause weight gain?

It does not: If you take enough Coumadin (warfarin) to produce a perceptible increase in weight from the tablets you will die of an overdose before you gain a fraction of a pound. ...Read more

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Can using aci to help lose weight interfere with my Coumadin (warfarin) therapy?

Can using aci to help lose weight interfere with my Coumadin (warfarin) therapy?

Ineffective: I would urge caution as that any new product or food your eat can interfere with the warfarin and being stable with the right thickness or thinness of your blood.

And, remember, there is still no diet product on the market that really leads to real or sustained weight loss. If there was every physician would be talking about it and recommending it. I would advise against using this product. ...Read more

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Can I take a fat burner walmart Coumadin (warfarin) I have gained weight while on Coumadin (warfarin) and and trying to get ready for a bodybuilding contest?

Careful: Coumadin (warfarin) interacts with many drugs and foods. I would talk with your doctor and bring a label from the supplement. ...Read more

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IHi I have factor v. On 10mg of coumadin (warfarin). Going thru menopause. Cannot gain weight. Healthy appetite. But weight loss concern. I?

IHi I have factor v. On 10mg of coumadin (warfarin). Going thru menopause. Cannot gain weight. Healthy appetite. But weight loss concern. I?

Weight loss: unexplained weight loss should always be investigated, and never ignored. If this is happening to you, you should see your doctor for further evaluation. Have you had a colonoscopy in the last five years? Even with a factor V deficiency, everyone should have colon screening at age 50. See your doctor to look into this. Do not delay. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is the weight loss pill "hydroxycut" safe and can it be taken by Coumadin (warfarin) patients?

Is the weight loss pill "hydroxycut" safe and can it be taken by Coumadin (warfarin) patients?

No and no: I agree with dr. Killian. I wouldn't encourage the use of hydroxycut whether taking Coumadin (warfarin) or otherwise. ...Read more

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I am in Coumadin, (warfarin) factor V deficiency, twice DVT after sprained ankles, PCOS. Can I start an HCG weight loss program?

I am in Coumadin, (warfarin) factor V deficiency, twice DVT after sprained ankles, PCOS. Can I start an HCG weight loss program?

Waste of time: For sure, your HCG diet will upset your coumadin (warfarin) regulation. Worse is it's not going to provide you with long term wt loss. Here's more info:http://www. Webmd. Com/diet/hcg-and-weight-loss ...Read more

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If taking warfarin sodium will there be any reaction if I wanted to take a nutrition program to lose weight? Is there an alternative to warfarin

If taking warfarin sodium will there be any reaction if I wanted to take a nutrition program to lose weight? Is there an alternative to warfarin

Warfarin and dieting: A balanced nutrition program should be fine while on warfarin. There are some foods that can interefer with warfarin. Pradaxa is a newly released medication that is an alternative to warfarin. It is much more expensive and may not be covered by insurance. It can cause GI (intenstinal) side effects. It does not require blood tests which are required to monitor warfarin doses. ...Read more

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A 50 year-old woman has unexplained weight loss and abdominal pain with no apparent cause.....?

A 50 year-old woman has unexplained weight loss and abdominal pain with no apparent cause.....?

Weight loss: I understand your concern.
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See Psychiatrist for depression with painful feelings due to stresses of relationship, marriage, separation, parenting, lack of support from family and unresolved conflicts. ...Read more

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Can I take co q 10 with coumadin (warfarin)?

Can I take co q 10 with coumadin (warfarin)?

Yes: It does not have an interaction with coumadin (warfarin), (warfarin) but regular checks of your inr will be important to ensure therapeutic dose of coumadin (warfarin). ...Read more

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Other safe alternatives to coumadin (warfarin)?

Other safe alternatives to coumadin (warfarin)?

There are: Several options for anticoagulation, and some are more convenient in terms of monitoring. All have the risk of serious bleeding. ...Read more

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Does Coumadin (warfarin) effect sexuall performance?

Does Coumadin (warfarin) effect sexuall performance?

Why on Coumadin (warfarin)?: Coumadin (warfarin) itself has no direct effect on sexual performance but most of the medical reasons for Coumadin (warfarin) therapy are risk factors for ed. So the disease may be catching up to you. ...Read more

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What is the difference between Coumadin and warfarin?

What is the difference between Coumadin and warfarin?

Semantics: All drugs have a generic name, which is assigned to the molecule that has the pharmacological effect in the body, and a brand name that is proprietary to a specific drug manufacturer. Warfarin is the generic name for the anti-coagulant that inhibits vitamin-k dependent clotting factors; "coumadin" is simply the brand name of the formulation made by a specific manufacturer. ...Read more

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Does taking karatom effect Coumadin (warfarin) level?

Does taking karatom effect Coumadin (warfarin) level?

Kratom?: There is no listing for karatom. I assume you mean kratom? The answer is: no one knows. It's never been systematically studied. I read about this herb: http://www. Erowid. Org/plants/kratom/kratom_effects. Shtml - like so many herbs, it claims highly variable and opposite effects. My personal feeling is that it is foolish to use such drugs - you have no idea what you're actually getting. ...Read more

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Tips on how to cook for someone who takes coumadin (warfarin)?

Tips on how to cook for someone who takes coumadin (warfarin)?

Regularly: The important diet tip in patients taking Coumadin (warfarin) is that the diet, including consumption of green vegetables and alcohol has to be constant (the same) from one week to the next.
That will prevent swings in INR (test that measures efficacy and toxicity of coumadin)
Also be careful with medicines over the counter, vitamins and herbal supplements ...Read more

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Is it possible for you to eat strawberries if on coumadin (warfarin)?

Yes but...: Strawberries contain relatively low amounts of vitamin k when compared to green leaves. However just like any other food, excessive amounts are not recommended. ...Read more

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Why might it be that my Coumadin (warfarin) levels go up and down continually?

INR: Coumadin (warfarin) affects certain factors in your blood responsible for blood clotting. While Coumadin (warfarin) prevents these from working properly, they are continually made by your liver and are replenished. This results in the inr going up and down, so your physician needs to adjust your Coumadin (warfarin) dose accordingly. Maintaining a routine diet makes adjusting Coumadin (warfarin) much easier. ...Read more

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Common side effects of coumadin (warfarin)?

Common side effects of coumadin (warfarin)?

Bleeding.: This medication can cause serious bleeding if it affects your blood clotting proteins too much (shown by unusually high inr lab results). Even if your doctor stops your medication, this risk of bleeding can continue for up to a week. Tell your doctor right away if you have any signs of serious bleeding, including: unusual pain/swelling/discomfort/easy bruising, prolonged bleeding from cuts. ...Read more

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Does hoodia interfere with coumadin/warfarin?

No: I can find no report of a drug interaction. You should be aware that many products marketed as hoodia actually have no hoodia in them. ...Read more

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Possible side effects of coumadin (warfarin)?

Possible side effects of coumadin (warfarin)?

Bruising, bleeding: The most common side effects of Coumadin (warfarin) are bruising and bleeding. Coumadin (warfarin) affects other medicines and can make them work more or less well than normal. Coumadin (warfarin) can also increase the side effects caused by other drugs. You have to be careful about what you eat with Coumadin (warfarin) and make sure you aren't getting too much vitamin k in your diet since it can counteract the effectiveness of coumadin, (warfarin). ...Read more

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How does smoking effect a person on coumadin (warfarin)?

Not sure: I've never heard of a direct relationship between tobacco use and warfarin (though smoking is a bad idea!). ...Read more

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Can I still go on a diet while taking coumadin (warfarin)?

Can I still go on a diet while taking coumadin (warfarin)?

Anything: Truly you can have any diet when you're on coumadin, (warfarin) but the most important thing to remember is to be consistent with it. That way your physician can make adjustments to your Coumadin (warfarin) dose accordingly, and get your inr to the desired level no matter the kind of diet you have. ...Read more

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Can you take claratin and Coumadin (warfarin) with no issues?

Can you take claratin and Coumadin (warfarin) with no issues?

DrugDrug interaction: In general, there are no issues w/taking Claritin & Coumadin (warfarin) together (http://www. Drugs. Com/interactions-check. Php? Drug_list=1486-898, 2311-1529). However, your vitamin k diet can affect your Coumadin (warfarin) dose. It's always best to tell your doctor & pharmacist everything you're taking, whether prescription or otc, especially in the case of Coumadin (warfarin) which requires constant monitoring to achieve inr goal. ...Read more

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Warfarin is a medication used to thin the blood and to prevent or treat people with blood clots. It requires frequent blood ...Read more


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