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Does Alcohol Slow Blood Flow
Alcohol and Blood:
This is an excellent question.
There are two answers that may sound like they contradict each other.
Alcohol thins the blood. This means that it does not clot so easily and too much alcohol, affecting the liver, can lead to easily bruising and such.
But, drinking alcohol is also dehydrating. You pee off more fluid than you consume...Which can make the blood thicker and thus lead to slowing.. ...Read more
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They say pregnant woman are not suppose to lay or sleep on there back is this true ? It slows blood flow to the fetus ?
I vote "It's a myth": Normal pregnant women, or any woman, may sleep in whichever position she finds comfortable. Getting a good night's sleep is important, regardless of whether one is pregnant or not. All over the internet, people post "advice" (but without "proof") about pregnancy sleep positions, but one can read about some actual research results at: http://www.jogc.com/abstracts/full/200710_Commentary_1.pdf ...Read more
Can swelling caused by non-venoarterial issue put pressure on arteries, which would slow blood flow and result in colder extremity?
Edema: Fluid in the lower legs would make the skin feel cooler as it would keep the blood vessels farther away from the skin. Since there is strong pressure in the arteries,it would not impair blood flow itself, but vein blood travelling up the leg may be more sluggish. ...Read more
True?False? Laying on ur back during pregnancy slows the return of blood to the heart which reduces blood flow to the fetus less oxygen less nutrients
Depends: early in pregnancy lying on your back is fine. Later in the third trimester some women may be advised to lay on their left side to reduce blood pressure or in cases of poor fetal growth. However, for most women lying on your back is compensated with an increase in your pulse and the oxygen level to the baby is fine. So, for some this is true, but in general is false. ...Read more
What are inexpensive ways (not able to take birth control pills) to stop periods forever or at least slow down blood flow during menstration @ age 43?
I live in singapore and have cholesterol and slow blood flow in artery, on aspirin, clopidogrel but they gave side effects, what alternatives can I use?
Complicated issue: There are other options, like statins, drastic changes in diet and life style, stenting of the artery and perhaps more. However, you need an in-person evaluation, lab tests and imaging studies; or review of those if you already have those, for proper diagnosis and treatment. You will need long term follow-up. Pick a cardiologist you trust and follow his/her advice. ...Read more
My friend has diabetes n ashma n her blood it's thick. She smokes a fair bit n drinks alcohol. She complaints of fast n slow heart beats. Is this bad?
Unhealthy Female: In medicine we do not use the words "bad" or "good".. Your friend is very very unhealthy and her life is going to end at a point that is much shorter than it would if she made some drastic life style changes. ...Read more
Does diluting alcohol with water slow the absorption into the bloodstream? Do carbonated beverages quicken the effects of alcohol?
Not sure you can: The body will generally send blood where it's needed, but how fast it gets there is not under your control. Blood vessels may dilate to allow increased blood flow to an area of the body, and this effect may be enhanced by some medications. ...Read more
Inner lining: The inner lining is what is shed during the menstrual period - henc the clots that can sometimes be observed. Once the lining is shed there is no need for any further bleeding. In some women the inner lining that is built up during the first half of the menstrual cycle is thicker than in others, which is the main reason why in otherwise health women some women have more and others less bleeding. ...Read more
Stenosis is the narrowing of a blood vessel that alters normal perfusion. Examples of stenosis in the vascular system are renal artery stenosis or carotid artery stenosis.
The development of atherosclerotic plaques sometimes occludes so much of a blood vessel that stenosis occurs. ...Read more
More stimulation: More stimulation can increase blood flow and sensation. ...Read more
Black = old blood: The color of the blood in your menstrual cycle is not useful or relevant. It reflects how long the blood has been sitting inside your uterus or at the back of your vagina. Red is new. Brown or black blood is older and the blood products have started to break down. Menstrual blood color is not something you need to pay attention to. If your cycles are heavy consider birth control for regulation. ...Read more
Maybe: There are many people that take Niacin supplements. They fairly uniformly will turn red and flush because of dilated blood vessels, and may comment that they feel tingly. The argument can be made from a flow dynamics standpoint that dilated blood vessels cause faster blood flow because they are opened up more and that this tingling in some people can be felt as being itching... Perspective/opinion. ...Read more
Unlikely: I cannot really think about how massaging the head could do that. ...Read more
Recommendations are for good fats in low to moderate amounts, veggies and fruits, low if any animal fat, minimize processed foods and have complex carbs instead of white, flour derived ones.
A beer or a glass of wine not too shabby either... ...Read more
Likely u need med: Unfortunately many women suffer very heavy menses, often causing significant anemia. If you have significant crampings, antiinflammatory such as aleve/motrin may help. If excessive bleeding, i would consult doc for likely need of hormonal contraceptives. You may also want to check out for possible bleeding disorder with your doc. Good luck to you. ...Read more
Take as normal: To have good sex you have to good blood flow. That ensures you're getting the right nutrients to your brain, as well as getting the right stimulus to your sex organs. So improving your sex life means avoiding the things that decrease blood flow (nicotine, drugs, sugar, saturated fat, trans fat, syrups, diabetes, high bp), and embracing the things that increase blood flow (exercise, mega-3 .As norm. ...Read more
Stents...: Stents are metallic mesh frames used to prop open any channel. They can be used in blood vessels, airways and intestinal tracts. In the blood vessel they hold an artery open after plaque is ballooned open. Typically after using a balloon, there is a tendency for the artery to recoil allowing the plaque to re-narrow the vessel. A metal stent is used to hold the artery open. ...Read more
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