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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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Dr. Mark Ingerman
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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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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 dont 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. Dont 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 to 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 to 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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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 1990's 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 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 of 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 of 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....Its 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 dont 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 best way to lose weight.I eat lean meats and veggies and i get weak and hungry i end up eating more.Im 5'2 140 pounds.

Low blood sugar and bp.Whats best way to lose weight.I eat lean meats and veggies and i get weak and hungry i end up eating more.Im 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. Good luck! ...Read more

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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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