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Does alcohol consumption slow your blood flow?

Does alcohol consumption slow your 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..

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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?

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

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Can swelling caused by non-venoarterial issue put pressure on arteries, which would slow blood flow and result in colder extremity?

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.

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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

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.

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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?

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?

Less bleeding: The least expensive way is probably Mirena (levonorgestrel) or depoprovera. You could starve yourself or become a serious athlete instead, as low body fat can lead to less menstrual bleeding.

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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?

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.

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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?

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.

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Does diluting alcohol with water slow the absorption into the bloodstream? Do carbonated beverages quicken the effects of alcohol?

Does diluting alcohol with water slow the absorption into the bloodstream? Do carbonated beverages quicken the effects of alcohol?

Yes and yes: Diluting it makes it take longer to get drunk and gives the kidneys more to flush out the alcohol with. Carbonated beverages get people drunk faster

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How to make your blood flow faster?

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.

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What happens to blood flow during sex?

What happens to blood flow during sex?

Blood flow.: Blood flow increases as heart rate and blood pressure goes up. All exercise will do this. Blood flow will also increase to specific genital organs in women and men as is obvious at the time. The clitoris also receives more blood flow.

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How to increase blood flow to placenta?

Can't: This is not something one can normally control. Avoid tobacco, cocaine, methamphetamine's and other drugs. If you have diabetes control your blood sugar. If you have high blood pressure take your medication.

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How do I know if I have poor blood flow?

How do I know if I have poor blood flow?

Exam: A good physican exam by your doctor is the best starting point.

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How to increase your menstrual blood flow?

How to increase your menstrual blood flow?

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.

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In regards to blood flow, what is stenosis?

In regards to blood flow, what is stenosis?

Stenosis: 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.

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How can arteriosclerosis effect blood flow?

How can arteriosclerosis effect blood flow?

Arteriosclerosis: It can not increase blood flow, if it causes obstruction then it causes decreased blood flow distal to the obstructing lesion.