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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.. ...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 ?

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

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more