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Glucosamine Cause Blood Thinning
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
No: Glucosamine level has nothing to do with your joint health as glucosamine is not derived from the joints only. It is part of the connective tissue, so any connective tissue destruction will elevate it. It's not a recommended test to diagnose or evaluate arthritis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Possibly: I would hold it for a few days prior to the gtt. ...Read more
unknown: I reviewed the 2008 study published in arthritis research (which showed a beneficial effect)-no bleeding was observed. I also reviewed the national institutes of health alternative ; complementary medicine data which notes that it "has not been tested for safety in controlled clinical trials" and it is "regulated as a dietary supplement" (not as a medicine). Bottom line: no one knows! ...Read more
What may be the cause for a B12 of 1003 and an aptt level of 35. I am not on any meds for blood thinning?
Maybe nothing.: Elevated B12 levels usually are of no significance. The usual cause in a diet high in b12. A pathologic reason is rare, and would typically be much higher. The PTT of 35 seconds is borderline high, and might still be normal, or could be indicative of a mild inherited or acquired bleeding disorder. If the PTT was done to evaluate bruising or bleeding, further studies would be in order. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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