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Does The Human Body Have A Natural Anticoagulant
Yes: Yes, your body is full of checks and balances. For every signal that promotes blood clotting, there is another prepared to anticoagulate. Unfortunately, this hasn't really been harnessed into a drug that can prevent blood clots quite yet. ...Read more
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
I have lupus anticoagulant coagulopathy will it make your body hurt all over or is it something else.?
Does the human body naturally produce small LDL particles? Why or what are the functions of small LDL cholesterols in the human body?
LDL function.: LDL cholesterol does have a function in our bodies, so in some respects is necessary. The small dense LDL particles to which you refer, however, are more atherogenic than the other large buoyant LDL particles. Niacin supplementation can improve your LDL subtype, changing small dense LDL to large buoyant LDL. ...Read more
# of joints in H. bo:
Based on the following gross, and very negotiable, rules:
joints with little movement are ignored, e.g the sutures in the skull.
anatomically different yet functionally co-dependent joints are taken as one, e.g the wrist and ankle are taken to be three joints on each side.
individual variations are ignored and the most common variation chosen, e.g two 'floating' ribs.
170, if you include the ribs as well. Ignore the chest wall and you have 112.
Skull: 3. Two temporomandibular and one occipito-cervical
Spine: 24. From C1-2 to L5-S1. Ignorong the sacrum and coccyx.
Pelvis:3. Two sacroiliac, one symphysis pubis.
Forelimbs: 44. Twenty two on each side- sterno-clavicular, acromio-clavicular, scapulo-thoracic, shoulder, elbow, three in the wrist, fourteen in the hand.
Hindlimb: 38. Nineteen on each side- hip, knee, three in the ankle complex, fourteen in the foot.
Chest:68. Ten ribs with three each on each side- costo-transverse, costo-vertebral and costo-chondral. Two ribs on each side with two only. ...Read more
Herbs: Several, depending on the type of illness. Usually, antioxidants are my favorite, to boost your immune system. ...Read more
Hepatitis B infectio: Not being of black, hispanic and Asian origin is one barrier to acquisition of hepatitis b virus (hbv) infection. Other factors include later age at first intercourse, abstinence and monogamous relationship. Because of the implementation of routine HBV vaccinations of infants in 1992 and adolescents in 1995, the prevalence of HBV infection has declined. In taiwan- from 10% in 1984 to 1% in 1994. ...Read more
What are some common genera of pathogenic bacteria that have no species found in the human body naturally? Borrelia? Brucella? Yersinia? Mycoplasma?
Great thought question. However, you are assuming we know all the community of species of bacteria in the body (aka. The microbiome).
Recently, we have discovered thousands of genera in our body through molecular techniques (most don't even have a name yet). Though it's tempting to generalize, the question you pose can't be answered with any reliability with what we know today. ...Read more
See below: These are usually antibodies that your body produces to defeat clotting factors and may cause bleeding. Some, like the lupus anticoagulant, however, increase the risk of clotting, paradoxically. ...Read more
Mainly Bleeding: Anticoagulants, also know as blood thinners, can cause bleeding. A cut can bleed more than usual, a bruise can lead to swelling (hematoma) as blood collects under the skin, gums or the nose can bleed, etc. Rarely, you may have an allergic reaction and a very rare problem with coumadin (warfarin) is "skin necrosis" where the med actually triggers excess clotting and injury to skin and other tissue. ...Read more
More bruising: IF you are anticoagulants you may have more bruising after a blood draw. It may take a bit longer for it to stop bleeding, a few more seconds. However that is basically it. There may not be any difference in your experience with phlebotomy. ...Read more
Different mechanisms: Both Have different mechanism of action and indication for uses are different ...Read more
It stops clotting...: ...Without damaging or killing blood cells.Get a more detailed answer ›
Blood test: Lupus anticoagulant is a blood test.Get a more detailed answer ›
Anticoagulant: We have a variety of oral and injectable anticoagulants. The appropriate one (s) depend on the clinical status of the patient, such things as age, kidney and liver function all figure in to the problem. Talk to your doctor about which is the best for you. ...Read more
AntiCoagulants: Athersclerosis is the b/u of fats, cholesterol, & other substances in & on the artery walls. Anticoagulants are a class of drugs that work to prevent the coagulation of blood. The treatment of Atherosclerosis aims to relieve symptoms & reduce the risk factors in an effort to slow, stop, or reverse the build-up of plaque. An anti-platelet that reduces the platelet aggregation s/b used. ...Read more
Both: Both cause bleeding. The 2 drugs have different indications, however. If one must be stopped, let the doctor who knows you best decide which is less critical to your health. If you have serious active bleeding, there's no choice but to temporarily stop both. ...Read more
In a nutshell: Here's the simple answer: anticoagulants prevent clots. Thombolytics dissolve them. ...Read more
What's more commonly used in practice today to treat atherosclerosis, antiplatelets, anticoagulants or fibrinolytics?
Statins: Actually, it depends. Atherosclerosis is clogging of arteries so statins are probably most commonly used to lower cholesterol while antiplatelets eg aspirin are used to prevent heart attacks as well as stents from clogging. Anticoagulants eg warfarin etc are typically used to prevent clots in legs & strokes from atrial fibrillation. Fibrinolytics are used to dissolve clots once formed. ...Read more
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
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