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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
Possibly: I would hold it for a few days prior to the gtt. ...Read more
86 yrs old with high blood pressure. Want try glucosamine chondroitin for knee OA b4 surgery, scheduled next year. Pls advise amount in mg for intake?
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
Probably not: Webmd lists no bleeding issues with yucca. The national institutes of health national center for alternative and complementary medicine has no listing for yucca or any of its alternative names. I doubt that it has ever been closely scrutinized. ...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 more
My father had a stroke and did receive blood thinning meds for a whole month and I just want to know if that could have caused his condition to worsen?
Holy cow: That is a such a complex and multifaceted question that this forum is just the wrong place to address it. Ask his doc, or seek a second opinion perhaps, but any answer that is limited to 400 characters (as we are) would not be sufficient for such a question. ...Read more
Anticoagulation eye: Anticoagulation medications like Aspirin and coumadin, (warfarin) will not cause bleeding. However, if bleeding is started for instance from trauma, blood dyscrasias, or blood vessel anomalies, then bleeding from these sources can be prolonged and exaggerated. In most cases, the blood thinner should be stopped while the cause of bleeding is addressed. ...Read more
Can pill of 240mg DHA /340mg epa cause blood thinning/bleeding of my non-bleeding small subchorionic hematoma? I'm 10 weeks preggo & it's never bled.
Maybe: Any supplement or medication taken during pregnancy must be carefully discussed and reviewed before you start taking it with your ob-gyn. There are conflicting reports regarding whether these omega 3 fatty acids cause bleeding or making clotting more difficult once bleeding has occurred. A hematologist can directly test your bleeding time and recommend if benefit outweighs risk. ...Read more
Why can acupressure mats cause seizures, which they did for me? I then noticed: "warning: do not use if you are pregnant, have epilepsy, or are using anticoagulants or blood thinning medications."
What??: Under no circumstances can use of an acupressure mat cause seizure activity, unless you tripped on one and suffered head trauma. Stop dancing around your problems, see a neurologist asap and get on antiepileptic meds. Are you aware of sudep, a cause of death in your sleep if you have inadequately treated nocturnal seizures? ...Read more
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