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Doctor insights on: Does Alcohol Act As A Blood Thinner

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I am curious if alcohol is a blood thinner then would it cause your blood to not clot?

I am curious if alcohol is a blood thinner then would it cause your blood to not clot?

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

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Blood Thinners (Definition)

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


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How long does it take two aspirin to act as a blood thinner?

How long does it take two aspirin to act as a blood thinner?

Aspirin: In an hour or so after swallowing two Aspirin enough should be in circulation to impair platelet function. If the Aspirin are chewed and dissolve in the mouth the effect will be more rapid. ...Read more

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How long does one baby aspirin act as a blood thinner?

How long does one baby aspirin act as a blood thinner?

Aspirin: Aspirin works on the platelets and keeps the blood thin. Aspirin generally works for 7- 9 days. ...Read more

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Does lemon act as blood thinner?

Does lemon act as blood thinner?

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

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Can i take garcina cambagias while on blood thinner?

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

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What is the definition or description of: blood thinner?

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

Anticoagulant (Definition)

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