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Cumin Blood Thinner Side Effects
Multiple: Clopidogrel is technically not a blood thinner, but an anti-platelet agent. It keeps your platelets from sticking together, which is the first step in clot formation. Common uses are to help a recently placed stent heal, prevent recurrent TIAs, or mini-strokes, and to reduce cardiac risks in patient with peripheral vascular disease. ...Read more
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
Does the drug clopidogrel, blood thinner have side effect of making the brain hemmorhage if you take it for a long time?
Yes: Clopidogrel and any blood thinner always caries a risk of any kind of hemmorhage but generally the risk is low and less than the risk of a problem that the clopidogrel is trying to prevent. However in my career I have seen 2 or 3 cases of bone marrow failure in patients who have taken clopidogrel for a long period of time. ...Read more
Had blood clot in right leg on blood thinner, tonite had sharpe pain top of right hip and lower right side of tummy. What could b the cause of pain?
DId it go away?: If the pain went away within an hour or so, it's unlikely to be anything serious. If the pain persists, or gets worse, then it could be abnormal bleeding within your abdominal wall, or within your abdominal cavity. These would be reasons to seek prompt medical attention, in case your blood thinner medication needs to be adjusted. ...Read more
Could you suggest good herbal products that make good blood thinners without dangerous side effects?
Artificial vs tissue aortic valve replacement. Is it worth it to do tissue when it will have to be redone in 10 to 12 years? Effects of blood thinner?
Depends.....: Depends on age, lifestyle and need or not for anticoagulant for other reasons. Coumadin (warfarin) is not without risk, while the risk for re-replacement of a tissue aortic valve is not high. So if you are relatively young (<60), don't need Coumadin (warfarin) or don't want to take it, it would be very reasonable to have a tissue valve with the understanding that you will probably require another replacement. ...Read more
Blood thinner is a colloquial term for anticoagulants that reduce the propensity of blood to clot.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Drink enough water daily so that your urine is mostly colorless.
Practice safe sex. ...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
Echinacea: Don't know why you want echinacea but should be ok. ...Read more
Not true: Blood thinner meds do not cause fissure but can cause bleeding from the fissure. ...Read more
Legal question: That's a good question for a lawyer. As a doctor, I can imagine a good pro and con answer. Certainly if your work doesn't involve anything physically challenging or potentially dangerous, there would be NO reason to deny your right to work. ...Read more
Probably not: This question sounds like a bad idea. Blood thinners are potentially dangerous (bleeding is bad, right?) so any "natural" substance purporting to be a blood thinner could have unpredictable effects. Prescription medications at least are regulated and tested, and would probably be way more safe and reliable than any "natural" supplement you could find. ...Read more
To a degree:
Alcohol is noted to be a mild anticoagulant, making the platelets somewhat less likely to "stick together" by various means.
If excessive alcohol intake results in decreased liver function, then the blood will also not clot well because the liver can't make certain blood clotting factors as it should. ...Read more
What should I bring on vacation if I am on high amounts of blood thinner? Should I take any special precautions?
Bring meds and plan.: Take your meds and have a plan to get your inr measured if you are due during vacation. (I am assuming you are on coumadin). Do not do anything overly risky. In the case of coumadin, (warfarin) the amount you take is not important. We measure the effect of the blood on your blood's ability to form clot. The amount that keeps your inr on target is the correct dose. ...Read more
No: This is silly stuff made up by unscrupulous people who want to sound like they're trying to help you stay healthy. It's basically all totally made up. Nice people like you are reluctant to believe people would be so crooked. But they are. ...Read more
Yes: Hair loss of a variable degree can occur with warfarin (coumadin) use- it can range from thinning to major loss. Typically this is not common and hair regrwoth happens once the blood thinner is stopped. There are newer oral alternatives to warfarin which are available and their use can be discussed with your doctor. ...Read more
No: Most Excedrin formulations contain 250 mg aspirin, with Acetaminophen and caffeine. Aspirin for prevention of cardiovascular events, is usually dosed at 81mg or 325 mg. The other ingredients are unnecessary and carry their own risks. Caffeine, in particular, may raise blood pressure. Aspirin has risks also. Make sure you really need it by discussing the risks and benefits with your doctor. ...Read more
Discuss with doctor: You should discuss any medication, herbals, over the counter drug etc that you intend to take, with your doctor, who prescribed Xeralto, before taking any. ...Read more
Affects platelets: Which may affect clot formation.Get a more detailed answer ›
Yes: There is no significant clinical interaction between niacin and Xarelto. ...Read more
Reassurance: No it is not a problem taking these two medications together ...Read more
Uncertain: There is very limited information. I was able to find 1 case report suggesting that garcinia prolonged the inr in a patient taking warfarin. No data on newer anticoagulants or anti-platelet agents. Since the exact contents of any "dietary supplement" preparation is not guaranteed, always be cautious when mixing supplements with potent medications like warfarin. ...Read more
Prevents clots: Blood thinners are any medications that inhibit steps in the pathway that leads to clotting. Aspirin and plavix, (clopidogrel) for example, inhibit platelet cells in the bloodstream from clumping together. Coumadin (warfarin) thins the blood by inhibiting the proteins in the blood that lead to deposition of fibrin, which makes up the bulk of clot material. ...Read more
Depends on level: Depends on the level. Also I check more frequently when starting and once the level is therapeutic, at least once a month. ...Read more
Anticoagulants are any of a variety of drugs which decrease the body's ability to make or sustain blood clots. They fall, generally, into two categories. Drugs like Aspirin and clopidogrel (plavix) prevent platelets from forming the initial stages of a clot. Drugs like warfarin (coumadin) and dabigatran (pradaxa) block the later process ...Read more
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