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Doctor insights on: Foods That Make Your Blood Thicker

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What makes your blood thick?

What makes your blood thick?

Many things: If by "thick" you mean prone to clot, then it can be genetics, medications or hormones. The most common way people "thicken" their blood, however is smoking. ...Read more

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What can happen when your blood gets too thick?

Clog vessels: Way too thick, like with sickle cell disease, some cancer states or severe dehydration, can increase viscosity of blood so much that it clogs up smaller vessels--this stops blood flow beyond--can cause tissue to die, like a heart attack or stroke. ...Read more

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My blood is too thick what kind of disorter is it?

My blood is too thick what kind of disorter is it?

I don't know: Why you believe your blood is too thick. However, polycythemia is known to cause this and the diagnosis is made by having a hematology lab evaluate the blood. ...Read more

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My blood is really thick and dark - should I be worried?

My blood is really thick and dark - should I be worried?

Need tests: Physical appearance may have some validity to a trained, but real thing is lab analysis, wait for results before you worry. ...Read more

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When you eat a lot of ice, does it make your blood thin or thick?

When you eat a lot of ice, does it make your blood thin or thick?

Just water: Ice is just water and unless you are talking about gallons every day, it has no real effect on blood viscosity. If you crave ice, though, it can be a sign of iron deficiency anemia so I would relay the fact you eat a lot of ice to your doctor next time you are in for an exam. Anemia is very common in teen girls because periods have started and they tend not to get enough iron to replace that blood ...Read more

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What does thick blood mean?

What does thick blood mean?

Nothing in medicine.: This is not a medical term. It is often used very imprecisely by lay people to mean blood that clots readily. ...Read more

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What can thick blood be caused by?

Cells & protein: Blood may become too thick if there too many cells or too much protein. Increased red cell count, polycythemia, can make the blood viscous. High levels of immunogolobulins, usually due to cancer, also increse viscosity. Rarely leukemia with a very high white cell count may make the blood thick. ...Read more

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How can I treat thick blood naturally?

How can I treat thick blood naturally?

Unclear question: What is thick blood and how do you know you have "thick blood"? There is no medical entity called thick blood. May be you should discuss the matter with your doctor. ...Read more

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What should I take when someone has thick blood?

What should I take when someone has thick blood?

Depends: Most of the time, "thick blood" refers to someone that makes too many red blood cells. This is known as polycythemia. If it occurs because of bone marrow malfunction, it can be serious and lead to strokes and heart attacks. It is often treated with phlebotomy ("blood-letting") but sometimes needs mild forms of chemotherapy. If by "thick blood" you meaning forming blood clots, that needs more veal. ...Read more

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Might it be that a dr determine if someone has thick blood?

Yes.: "thick blood" might mean blood with too many red cells (called polycythemia). This can be detected by a complete blood count (CBC) test. Some people say "thick blood" when they mean someone who's blood clots excessively (thrombophilia). That is defined by a history of abnormal blood clotting, and may or may not be explained by blood tests. ...Read more

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Why is my menstrual blood so thick, I have to push to pass tge blood?

Why is my menstrual blood so thick, I have to push to pass tge blood?

Menses: You didn't say how old you were, or if this has always been a problem, if you have had any infections. It is possible it is not a blood problem but a problem of cervical stenosis or other anatomical problems. You need to go see a GYN for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Would using the drug crystalmeth make the blood [ in the body] thick?

Would using the drug crystalmeth make the blood [ in the body] thick?

Neither thick/thin: The term "blood thinner" is really not a medical term, and makes people think that blood gets "thinned out" when you take these medications, so it must be "thick" without them. Some people have too many clotting factors in their blood (which doesn't make it thick, just more likely to clot) and anticoagulants make that less likely to happen. Methamphetamine causes MANY other problems. Get help now ...Read more

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I have lots of thick gooey discharge with bits of blood on it what is it?

I have lots of thick gooey discharge with bits of blood on it what is it?

Uncertain.: If you have a change in color, texture, odor or amount of vaginal discharge ; problems such as pain, itching burning with urination or sex or redness/swelling then it is best to see your gynecologist for evaluation ; accurate assessment. ...Read more

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I have thick clumpy stringy slimy discharge with a tinge of blood. What could this mean?

I have thick clumpy stringy slimy discharge with a tinge of blood. What could this mean?

Possible infection: You need to have a pelvic exam and be tested for infections. This could just be hormonal changes but if you have any kind of infection that would need treatment. ...Read more

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My chineese friend has very thick blood. What health tablets should she take. Thank u?

My chineese friend has very thick blood. What health tablets should she take. Thank u?

You need info: Many conditions are called "thick blood"; but it is not a medical term. If you find out exactly what they mean by that, we may be able to give you a more helpful answer. ...Read more

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Currently on men. Cycle. After using the restroom there was thick clear mucus hanging (with blood of course) should I be worried?

Currently on men. Cycle. After using the restroom there was thick clear mucus hanging (with blood of course) should I be worried?

Menstral cycle: This sounds like a normal process. Mucus mixed with blood during menstration. If bleeding persist I would see a OB for a thorough pelvic examination. ...Read more

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My son is a senior in highschool and went to give blood but they had to stop because they said his blood was too thick, what is the cause of this and?

My son is a senior in highschool and went to give blood but they had to stop because they said his blood was too thick, what is the cause of this and?

Several potential: The test could be wrong, he could be dehydrated, or he could have a condition where he makes extra blood cells. Simply repeating the test with a vein draw would be the first step toward sorting this out. The finger stick tests that are done at these events are more prone to errors than a vein draw. ...Read more

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Docs, could a dr determine if someone has thick blood?

Docs, could a dr determine if someone has thick blood?

Thrombosis panel: There are blood tests to determine if someone has a likelihood of developing blood clots (thick blood). Your doctor can order these tests or refer you to a hematologist. ...Read more

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What foods are good for high blood prepressure?

Keep the salt low: Most doctors recommend a low salt diet - some would also suggest making sure you also get enough calcium. No food group actually lowers your blood pressure, but low salt and low fat (because you want to avoid other risk factors such as elevated cholesterol) and moderation in alcohol is the best course. ...Read more

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Which type of foods help provide blood to the body?

Healthy diet: If you're a strict vegetarian, you'll need B12 supplements. About half the world is iron-deficient, often because of lack of dietary iron. A general, sensible balanced diet will help you maintain what you need; your physician is the one to ask about supplements. ...Read more

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What kind of foods are a good source of blood to the body?

What kind of foods are a good source of blood to the body?

Meats, dark veggies: I assume you are asking which foods help increase your blood production. The main dietary item needed for good blood production is iron. Good sources of iron are meats (red meats are better for this, worse for cholesterol), and dark green vegetables such as spinach, broccoli, greens. Citrus juice with these items at meals helps absorption of the iron. Dairy products decrease absorption of the iron ...Read more

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What kind of foods/drinks are good for high blood? Something that will calm or lower.

What kind of foods/drinks are good for high blood? Something that will calm or lower.

DASH diet: One diet specifically created to lower blood pressure is the DASH (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) diet. In research studies, people who were on the DASH diet had lowered their blood pressure within 2 weeks.

The DASH diet emphasis vegetables, fruits, low fat diet. It has moderate amounts of nuts, fish, poulty, and whole grains. It is low is salt, sugar, red meat, and trans fats. ...Read more

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My blood is super thin. When I get the smallest scrape, it bleeds like crazy! What foods naturally thicken my blood, & are there foods I should avoid?

My blood is super thin. When I get the smallest scrape, it bleeds like crazy! What foods naturally thicken my blood, & are there foods I should avoid?

Get a consultation: Coagulation is a very complex process. There are numerous causes of bleeding. You need to see a hematologist for an evaluation. ...Read more

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My blood thick what's the best treatment for it?

My blood thick what's the best treatment for it?

Find out why first!: Best treatment for thick blood (polycythemia) depends upon cause. Is it polycythemia vera? Or is it due to smoking? Or perhaps excessive anabolic steroids? As a temporizing measure, your family physician can arrange for therapeutic phlebotomy whereby your excess blood is drawn off & thrown away. But for the long term, it's better to uncover the cause as that will then direct treatment. ...Read more