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Does alcohol thin the blood?

Does alcohol thin the blood?

Not exactly: Blood actually doesn't get "thinned." what we call blood thinners are agents that decrease the ability of the blood to clot, usually used in people whose blood clots excessively. Alcohol also can impair clotting, both by damaging the liver which produces clotting agents, and by damaging bone marrow which makes platelets, the cells responsible for starting a clot in our blood. ...Read more

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Does drinking alcohol thin the blood? If so, how long do the blood thinning effects last?

Does drinking alcohol thin the blood? If so, how long do the blood thinning effects last?

Coagulation: A study in 2005 showed that moderate Alcohol consumption interferes with the activation of platelets in the blood, preventing them from clumping together to cause clots in the arteries. This interference also slows the rate at which blood coagulates for beneficial reasons, such as in response to injuries, leading to a greater risk of hemorrhaging, especially during surgery. ...Read more

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Does alcohol actually thin the blood or just cause vasodilation?

Does alcohol actually thin the blood or just cause vasodilation?

Alcohol: Alcohol is not a blood thinner- it cause vasodilation.However if you drink significant amount, significant liver impairment/ liver failure/cirrhosis can happen. Besides, alcohol can affect the bone marrow and decease production of blood cells-inc platelet. Spleen enlargement can happen compensating to liver failure. Your risk for bleeding will be high when u have liver failure & low platelet level. ...Read more

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Does alcohol consumption thin blood?

Does alcohol consumption thin blood?

Yes, and that may: Be a good or bad thing for you depending on your health. Too much creates obvious social and behavioral problems (including depression) and can raise potential for stroke. If your doc thinks you are in good health, moderate alcohol can be fine. ...Read more

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I know that alcohol effects INR but does it have the same effect on blood thinness? If my INR was low could I take a shot to counteract anygreenstaken

I know that alcohol effects INR but does it have the same effect on blood thinness? If my INR was low could I take a shot to counteract anygreenstaken

Depends: The inr is a measure of how thin your blood is. When alcohol effects your inr it is causing your blood to become more thin. A low inr means that your blood is thicker. A high inr means your blood is thinner. If your inr is too low i.e. Too thick i.e. Not anticoagulated, then there are treatment options to anticoagulate including an injectable medications. You should discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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I am a brain stroke patient taking blood thinners and start having red rashes on my feet. Like blood coming out of veins due to thinness. What to do?

I am a brain stroke patient taking blood thinners and start having red rashes on my feet. Like blood coming out of veins due to thinness. What to do?

See your doctor: If you are taking blood thinner and have signs of either a red rash you need to see your doctor as soon as possible to make sure you do not have a hematological problem that was induced by the blood thinner. ...Read more

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Can too much coffee thin the blood?

Caffeine: I am not aware of any blood thinning properties of caffeine or coffee. Caffeine is certainly not used as a medicine for blood thinning purposes. ...Read more

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Do all NSAIDS thin the blood?

Do all NSAIDS thin the blood?

They all can have: Affects on the ability for platelets to clump - so called platelet aggregation. This is part of the blood clotting process, so all NSAIDs have an affect on the body's ability to form blood clots and "thin" the blood. ...Read more

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Does flaxseed oil thin the blood?

Yes, it may...: Flaxseed oil is high in polyunsaturated fats and linolenic acid. It has been studied to raise the good HDL cholesterol. Webmd lists increased bleeding as a side effect and recommends stopping it for two weeks before or after any surgery. It should not be used however as a substitute for a blood thinner where needed, like after a stent or for treating atrial fibrillation for example. ...Read more

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Does celebrex (celecoxib) thin the blood?

Does celebrex (celecoxib) thin the blood?

No!: It does not thin the blood, because it does not inhibit cyclo-oxegenase -1. This why it can be taken with blood thinners! ...Read more

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Help can celecoxib (celebrex) thin the blood?

Help can celecoxib (celebrex) thin the blood?

No it does not: Thin the blood, which is why it is safe to take with specific blood thinners, such as ASA or warfarin! ...Read more

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Hi, if you drink too much alcohol will it thins or thicken your blood? What are the effects on coagulation? Thank you

Hi, if you drink too much alcohol will it thins or thicken your blood? What are the effects on coagulation? Thank you

No effect, but...: Alcohol itself has no effect on blood clotting. Of course long term excess alcohol can damage the liver, and in advanced cases (cirrhosis) blood may clot less readily ("blood thinning"). ...Read more

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Why are some clots difficult for the body to break down? Blood thinners are used to thin blood, which aids in the natural anticoagulation, correct?

Why are some clots difficult for the body to break down? Blood thinners are used to thin blood, which aids in the natural anticoagulation, correct?

An example may help: Heart-attacks are frequently caused by the rupture of a plaque in an artery in the heart. A clot forms over the injury but this also occludes the vessel that supplies part of the heart. The clotting system is responding properly to vessel damage and doesn't know that the clot is iinjurying the heart. Blood thinners can break up clots like this allowing blood to flow back to the heart. ...Read more

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Can Advil (ibuprofen) thin the blood?

Yes: It has an antiplatelet effect, similar to aspirin, that slows clotting time, but the effect is temporary and wears off in. ...Read more

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Does naproxen sodium thin the blood?

Like aspirin..: Naproxen and other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory pills (advil, aleve (naproxen) but not tylenol) make blood platelets less sticky and so promote bleeding. They don't literally make the blood thinner, just that blood clots more slowly. They should be minimized, taken with meals, and ask doc about any special bleeding risks. ...Read more

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Does fish oil thin the blood?

Does fish oil thin the blood?

Yes: Fish oil can thin your blood. You shouldn't take if if you have bleeding in your stomach or brain. It's a good idea to stop it 14 days before dental or regular surgery. Be careful if you are taking other drugs which can thin your blood [such as aspirin, nsaids, warfarin, antiplatelet agents like plavix]. ...Read more

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How long does it take to thin the blood with aspirin?

How long does it take to thin the blood with aspirin?

Quickly: As soon as it's absorbed, by mouth on an empty stomach :45-60 minutes. During a heart attack, squads give chewable Aspirin which can be absorbed in about 20-30 minutes. ...Read more

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