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Does the human body have a natural anticoagulant?

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

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Dr. Boris Aronzon
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Blood Thinners (Definition)

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


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How do ions in the body effect anticoagulant medicine?

How do ions in the body effect anticoagulant medicine?

They don't: The common ions that are present in large quantities are sodium, potassium, chloride, magnesium, phosphorous, and calcium. These minerals do not affect anticoagulant medicine although they have very important effects on nerve and muscle function. ...Read more

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I have lupus anticoagulant coagulopathy will it make your body hurt all over or is it something else.?

I have lupus anticoagulant coagulopathy will it make your body hurt all over or is it something else.?

Something Else: Most likely it is something else other than the lupus anticoagulant causing your symptoms.....Such as the "common cold" or allergies instead of placing blame and focusing attention on something likely unrelated. ...Read more

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Does the human body naturally produce small LDL particles? Why or what are the functions of small LDL cholesterols in the human body?

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

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How many natural joints of the human body?

How many natural joints of the human body?

# 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

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Which natural herbs or medicines can you use to treat illnesses in the human body?

Herbs: Several, depending on the type of illness. Usually, antioxidants are my favorite, to boost your immune system. ...Read more

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Are artificial sweeteners addictive the way natural sugar is for the human body?

Are artificial sweeteners addictive the way natural sugar is for the human body?

Information: Sugar is not truly addictive. Our bodies need sugar to survive. I am not aware of any addictive symdromes related to artificial sweeteners. ...Read more

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What are some barriers (natural, human body defences) to the hepatitis b virus?

What are some barriers (natural, human body defences) to the hepatitis b virus?

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

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What are some common genera of pathogenic bacteria that have no species found in the human body naturally? Borrelia? Brucella? Yersinia? Mycoplasma?

The Microbiome...: 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

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Can I take garlic with an anticoagulant? Thanks.

Ask: The doctor who prescribed the anticoagulant. Garlic thins the blood and (S)he may not want you to use it. ...Read more

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How long should it take for anticoagulants to leave your system?

Varies: Full dose aspirin: 3-5 days baby aspirin: 1-2 days plavix: 7 days. Coumadin: 5-7 days. Heparin: 2-3 hours. Lovemox: 12 hours. These are approximations. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Can you please tell me what exactly is circulating anticoagulant disorder?

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

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What are the risks of taking anticoagulants?

What are the risks of taking anticoagulants?

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

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How will phlebotomy affect me if I'm on anticoagulants?

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

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What is the difference between anticoagulants vs antiplatelets?

What is the difference between anticoagulants vs antiplatelets?

Different mechanisms: Both Have different mechanism of action and indication for uses are different ...Read more

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What is the difference between antiplatelet and anticoagulant drugs?

What is the difference between antiplatelet and anticoagulant drugs?

Drugs: Antiplatelet drugs interfere with platelet aggregation. Anticoagulant drugs interfere with the coagulation cascade ...Read more

Anticoagulant (Definition)

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