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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 medication. You should discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...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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Coughing up thick white mucus with black specks in it and sometimes blood in mucus, fatigue, weight loss, nausea, constipation, thin blood, causes?

Coughing up thick white mucus with black specks in it and sometimes blood in mucus, fatigue, weight loss, nausea, constipation, thin blood, causes?

Re-evaluate: Heavy periods can cause iron deficiency which can cause many problems. Prilosec interferes with iron, magnesium, zinc, and b-12 absorption. Keppra (levetiracetam) can have behavior side effects. You need a thorough check up. ...Read more

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Wanted to know if blood thinners help you lose weight?

Wanted to know if blood thinners help you lose weight?

Blood thinners: Do not make a person loose weight. They are also dangerous unless your doctor is guiding you. Please don't adjust the dose in any way w/out your doctor's advice. Ask your doc about a low carb higher protein food plan. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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What is the best way for someone with low blood sugar to lose weight?

What is the best way for someone with low blood sugar to lose weight?

Small frequent meals: A diet that is high in protein, high on fiber and low in carbohydrates can help. Having 100-200 calories every 2-3 hours will keep blood sugars and metabolism even. ...Read more

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Mwhat's the best way to lose weight so itll help my blood glucose to go down?

Mwhat's the best way to lose weight so itll help my blood glucose to go down?

Diet and exercise: The healthiest way to lose weight is a healthy well-balanced diet and regular exercise. Cut out all sodas and drink water instead. For snacks don't eat sugar filled cookies and such, instead opt for healthy snacks such as fruits, vegetables or even different kind of nuts which can also give you some energy. Get 7-8 hours of sleep at night which is important. Don't eat upto 2 hours before bedtime. ...Read more

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What should you eat when your blood sugar is low if you're trying to lose weight?

What should you eat when your blood sugar is low if you're trying to lose weight?

Meat and veggies : Eat only meat or fish or cheese or eggs or poultry and low starch veggies, drink only water. In other words avoid all carbs, carbs will only briefly raise your sugar levels and then you will get hungry again. The fats in the meat or fish or cheese or eggs or poultry will act like a "log on your metabolic fire" to keep your blood sugar stable for hours. The stable blood sugar will keep appetite lo. ...Read more

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If you taking too much insulin will that make lose weight and when you get up in the morning and your blood sugar be 69 to 78 do you still take insulin?

If you taking too much insulin will that make lose weight and when you get up in the morning and your blood sugar be 69 to 78 do you still take insulin?

Hypoglycemia: Hypoglycemia can cause permanent brain damage. Brain cells can only use glucose for energy. I don't recommend too much insulin for anything. When your blood sugar is low to normal in the morning fasting you make sure you eat breakfast after taking your doctor-prescribed dose of insulin. If you are ill, vomiting or not eating, you cut your insulin dose in half and call your doctor. ...Read more

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Can you please suggest some good diet to lose weight for b+ve blood group?

Can you please suggest some good diet to lose weight for b+ve blood group?

Losing weight: To lose weight, get ur resting metabolism rate done(weight loss centers do this). This determines the total number of calories you need to lose 1-2lbs/week. Decreasing 500cal/day will give you a 1lb wt loss in 1wk; drink water (1/2 your body weight), eat small meals about 150-200cal 2-4x/(depending on your metabolism rate) and 500cal/meal at night: lean protein/veggies; avoid carbs,. ...Read more

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Why can I not lose weight? Blood type O negative

Why can I not lose weight? Blood type O negative

Caloric balance: You blood group type is irrelevant to weight loss. You need to reduce your caloric intake and increase physical activity. Losing weight is not easy, and you may wish to consult a nutritionist for advise.
Wish you good health! - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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My blood type is a+ is it really better for me to be vegetarian to be healthy and to lose weight?

My blood type is a+ is it really better for me to be vegetarian to be healthy and to lose weight?

That's baloney: Your blood type has no relationship to your best diet or to your overall health. This whole business was made up by a crook in the 1990s to sell books. Becoming a vegetarian is a moral choice rather than one that will improve your health -- the best studies show no real impact when you control for the fact that vegetarians tend to have other healthy habits. ...Read more

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Hi I am not diabetic. I want to know if I can lose weight by only eating when my blood sugar is at a certain point - what blood sugar level?

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I am not diabetic. I want to know if I can lose weight by only eating when my blood sugar is at a certain point - what blood sugar level?

No: To lose weight, you need to reduce your intake and exercise more. Trying to coordinate your eating with blood sugar is not a healthy or practical way to lose weight.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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I cannot lose weight. I eat very healthy and do a lot of cardio. Last year I did blood tests which said I have very high insulin levels. What do I do?

I cannot lose weight. I eat very healthy and do a lot of cardio. Last year I did blood tests which said I have very high insulin levels. What do I do?

Need more work up: Insulin and glucose are opposites. You may have difficulty losing weight because of pre diabetes. You could have hypothyroid. Need alot more info to recommend a weight loss program. See a doctor for complete exam, labs and rule out of any medical condition that may make weight loss more difficult. ...Read more

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Hi, I am a 33-year old vegan female with a perfect diet. . I can't lose weight and I am gaining it. My bloods are perfect. Why am i gaining weight?

Hi, I am a 33-year old vegan female with a perfect diet. . I can't lose weight and I am gaining it. My bloods are perfect.  Why am i gaining weight?

Maybe too much carb?: What you eat determines your metabolism. Therefore, even on a vegan diet (which I'm following mostly as well), you have to make sure you're getting enough protein (8-10 oz./day) and not taking in too many carbs (less than 50g if you want to lose weight). This is challenging on the vegan diet but possible. Got to read labels and use higher fiber, lower sugar/starch contents and protein powders. ...Read more

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Why can't I lose weight? I am a 56-year-old female who has been on weight watchers since january 2011 and have only lost 30 lbs. I am doing cardio and weight training at least 5 days a week and have not lost a pound since oct 2011. Blood test are still

Why can't I lose weight? I am a 56-year-old female who has been on weight watchers since january 2011 and have only lost 30 lbs. I am doing cardio and weight training at least 5 days a week and have not lost a pound since oct 2011. Blood test are still

Weight : Weight loss is such a frustrating thing. Our bodies evolved to hold onto weight, and it can be very difficult once a plateau is reached. I have to say, that losing 30 pounds is amazing, so congratulations. You are doing everything right. You might need to "jump start" your weight loss by a change in exercise program. You may want to consult a personal trainer, or ask a staff member at your gym for more variety in your routine. Again, congratulations on losing 30 pounds, that is fantastic. ...Read more

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How long does it take the body to replace massive blood loss. I want to start working out and lose weight but doc says I will be weak for 2 weeks?

How long does it take the body to replace massive blood loss. I want to start working out and lose weight but doc says I will be weak for 2 weeks?

If you had...: "Massive" blood loss the last thing you should be worried about at this stage is when you can work out. Give yourself full time to heal and recover before you stress your body more. Start slow! ...Read more

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Can going a long period with consumption of high blood sugars cause you to lose weight?

Can going a long period with consumption of high blood sugars cause you to lose weight?

Yes: Its called a ketogenic or atkins diet. Your body breaks down fat and makes ketones to run the body....It's not a safe diet..... Ketosis is not the best way to run a brain or a muscle. You may lose weight on this diet from fat loss and muscle breakdown... I don't recommend this way to lose weight. ...Read more

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What is a good carb intake to lose weight and keep blood sugar from dropping too low? This happened with a fad diet I tried. I am not a diabetic.

What is a good carb intake to lose weight and keep blood sugar from dropping too low? This happened with a fad diet I tried. I am not a diabetic.

QUALITY NOT QUANTITY: The more complex carbs are better in this regard. White flour carbs are very quickly absorbed and can cause a sudden surge in Insulin levels, which will invariably drop you like a bad marriage within a few hours. More complex carbs will get absorbed slower, hence preventing or decreasing Insulin spikes.
As a rule of thumb, never eat carbs by themselves, no more than 20-30 grams per meal. ...Read more

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I'm 26. 65 kilos. Started useing metformin to lose weight. I have normal blood sugar. Will it hav any bad symptoms now or later when I stop using it?

I'm 26. 65 kilos. Started useing metformin to lose weight. I have normal blood sugar. Will it hav any bad symptoms now or later when I stop using it?

Don't stop: Continue increasing the metformin in steps to minimize any potential side effects. The most effective dose is a total of 2000 mg/day in divided doses with meals. Don't stop even if your glucose returns to normal. It won't drop below normal due to metformin alone, and it has many beneficial and preventive effects other than just glucose levels. ...Read more

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Low blood sugar and bp.Whats the best way to lose weight. I eat lean meats and veggies and I get weak and hungry I end up eating more.I'm 5'2 140 pounds.

Low blood sugar and bp.Whats the best way to lose weight. I eat lean meats and veggies and I get weak and hungry I end up eating more.I'm 5'2 140 pounds.

Exercise: Exercise and stick to your diet. Only you can make the difference in what you eat or don't eat. With practice, you can learn to overcome the hunger pains. They diminish greatly after the first five days, so make it your goal to stick to your diet very strictly for the first five days. Everyone gets a bit more tired from exercise and dieting. Take a nap.
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I'm 65 kilos. Started metformin to lose weight. Blood sugar is normal, will it have bad symptoms? And I need to kno the dosage to use? And how long to use

Ask RX Dr.: Assuming you are taking for pcod, the metformin works on foods you eat, and rarely causes low blood sugars, but this is something you wil need to be monitored on, adjusted as needed, and discussed with your rx dr. For continuity of care. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Cant lose weight. Thryoid and all blood work normal. Low sugar higher protein meals. Small portions. Cardio exercise. And no results. Help?

Cant lose weight. Thryoid and all blood work normal. Low sugar higher protein meals. Small portions. Cardio exercise. And no results. Help?

Keep it up!: You're heading down the right path. See a nutritionist and/or a personal trainer to help alter your current routine to fit your personal goals. Best of luck! ...Read more

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Had abnormal lft on blood test, gp said i have nafld and booked m for ultra sound in 5 week, told me to lose weight, is this reversable?ova weight 5year

Had abnormal lft on blood test, gp said i have nafld and booked m for ultra sound in 5 week, told me to lose weight, is this reversable?ova weight 5year

Reversible: If there is no fibrosis in the liver, the lesions are reversible. It is imperative that you reduce weight, but it is easier said than done. Do not drink alcohol at all. Ask you doctor about proper nutrition. ...Read more

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I have pcos and I take metformin tab 800mg daily. I complain of headache due to lowering my blood suger. Is metformin bad? And I want to lose weight.

I have pcos and I take metformin tab 800mg daily. I complain of headache due to lowering my blood suger. Is metformin bad?  And I want to lose weight.

Metformin good: Coupled with a low glycemic index diet, metformin will never lower blood glucose. You need to increase the metformin dose up to 2.5 g per day. The low blood sugar is being caused by hyperinsulinemia overshoot, and you need more metformin, not less. ...Read more

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Hello. Thank you for your time. See, even tho my blood tests showed hypothyroidism, my doctor has not prescribed me any medication, and I'm trying to lose weight (I'm on diet and exercise). Any help?

Hello. Thank you for your time.
See, even tho my blood tests showed hypothyroidism, my doctor has not prescribed me any medication, and I'm trying to lose weight (I'm on diet and exercise). Any help?

Need Thyroid Medicin: If your doctor diagnosed you as Hypothyroid why you were not placed on Thyroid med like Thyroxin.
Ask your doctor why not and there may reason. We can not advice without knowing the full Thyroid Profile including TSH
T3
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FREE T4
If not satisfied consult an Endocrinologist ...Read more

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How can I lose weight when I am hypo thyroid? I am taking levothyroxine .175 and blood test said was balanced. I am 49 and eat healthy/exercise w/150

How can I lose weight when I am hypo thyroid? I am taking levothyroxine .175 and blood test said was balanced. I am 49 and eat healthy/exercise w/150

Check other things: Losing weight does become harder with age but get some things checked. Get your resting metabolism rate checked (wt loss centers do this), have your free T3 (liothyronine) checked since that can help with wt loss maintenance, eat less, and consider getting your other hormones tested for menopause/andropause and or adrenal fatigue. ...Read more

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I've pcos & am struggling to lose weight. My blood glucose lvl is normal. Doc prescribed me adipex to help lose weight. Need to lose 20lb. Is it safe?

I've pcos & am struggling to lose weight. My blood glucose lvl is normal. Doc prescribed me adipex to help lose weight. Need to lose 20lb. Is it safe?

Discuss with doctor: This is one of those problems where a visit to your doctor is necessary to figure out what's going on. Only after a thorough evaluation, including examination and possibly labs and other tests, can your doctor correctly diagnose you and treat you effectively. ...Read more