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Does Wine Thin Your Blood
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
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
Acetaminophen: Acetaminophen [generic tyenol] does not thin your blood. If your iiver's healthy, don't take more than a total of 3000 mg a day. Watch out for Acetaminophen that may be combined with over-the-counter cold medications or prescription pain medicines [like vicodin or tyenol with codeine]. That counts in your grand total too. ...Read more
Opposite if anything: Alcohol is a mild diuretic, so it makes you urinate, even if not over-hydrated, which is part of why hangovers occur--dehydration. So, if anything, it can "thicken" your blood, however not really to a significant extent. Drink alcohol in moderation, and alternate with water, and enjoy. ...Read more
What is the best way 2 thin your blood with out having to take any medication to mess up your liver?
Blood thinners: You are only 17 years old and there should be no reason for you to make your blood thin unless you or your family have history of having blood clots and in that situation you would require a blood thinner. ...Read more
7 to 10 days: Aspirin affects your platelet function. Platelets are the first cells to stop bleeding. They form a plug to stop further bleeding. Once you take Aspirin takes on average about 7 days to 14 days to have platelets resume their normal function providing one is also not taking advil, motrin, ibuprofen, Naproxen as well. ...Read more
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
My friend was just in a car accident and she has 3 small hemotomas on her brain but they told her to take ibuprophrin doesn't that thin your blood?
Brain injury: If your understanding of injury is correct then you are correct to be concerned; your friend needs alternate prn analgesics;check back with the original evaluating facility of another physician. ...Read more
Ibuprofen: Generally will not thin the blood like Aspirin will and has little to no effect on the thickness of the blood. ...Read more
No: But you still shouldn't take them together. ...Read more
Do I need to thin out my blood if I have brain aneurysm 8ml? I have stopped cod liver oil + aspirin ijust take two glasses of red wine each night. Than
No.: Dvt can occur while on anticoagulation and also while pregnant and on anticoagulation. If either of these occurs, it usually means that the anticoagulation has been at unacceptable levels. You need close monitoring and probably, should be followed by a hematologist. ...Read more
Drank wine bottle almost daily for past few years, now stopped. Blood tests for organ functions was normal. Does this mean no serious damage done?
Probably: But there's no test for the affect on your brain. More than the lightest drinking is prone to damage this organ, which can't really be healed. I am VERY glad that you stopped -- it's an act of love shown to those who care for you. Best wishes. ...Read more
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