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How Can I Lose Weigh While On Blood Thinners
Agents which slow ;/or break down blood clot formation in up to 3 different ways (they do not decrease blood viscosity; thickness.) (1) some inhibit platelet function (e.g. Aspirin, clopidogrel, etc.). (2) others interfere with some of the clot forming proteins (warfarin, dabigatran, rivaroxaban, etc.), (3) others stimulate the blood clot destruction ...Read more
Bleeding: If you are referring to warfarin, it can cause severe bleeding. If aspirin, bleeding and kidney problems. Be very careful with all blood thinners. One needs to be monitored for symptoms and signs of bleeding. If there are concerns, contact your provider. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Prevents clots: Blood thinners are any medications that inhibit steps in the pathway that leads to clotting. Aspirin and plavix, for example, inhibit platelet cells in the bloodstream from clumping together. Coumadin (warfarin) thins the blood by inhibiting the proteins in the blood that lead to deposition of fibrin, which makes up the bulk of clot material. ...Read more
Meloxicam?: No, Meloxicam is a pain killer in the group of medications known as nsaids. Ibuprofen is another example of this type of medication. Meloxicam is supposed to be gentler on the stomach than the other nsaids, however, it can irritate the stomach and cause bleeding. Perhaps that is why you are thinking of it as a blood thinner. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
"Thinner"=Misleading: Blood viscosity=primarily due to surface adhesiveness of red blood cells. Blood viscosity is ?ed in anemia (RBCs farther apart), but is not healthy. All the agents commonly referred to as "thinners" either inhibit blood clotting or stimulate blood clot destruction proteins. Thus all=anti-clotting agents (do not reduce blood viscosity), are recommended to ? clots inside blood vessels & ? bleeding. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends on level: Depends on the level. Also i check more frequently when starting and once the level is therapeutic, at least once a month. ...Read more
Uncertain: There is very limited information. I was able to find 1 case report suggesting that garcinia prolonged the inr in a patient taking warfarin. No data on newer anticoagulants or anti-platelet agents. Since the exact contents of any "dietary supplement" preparation is not guaranteed, always be cautious when mixing supplements with potent medications like warfarin. ...Read more
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