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Does the human body have a natural anticoagulant?

Does the human body have a natural anticoagulant?

Yes: Yes, your body is full of checks and balances. For every signal that promotes blood clotting, there is another prepared to anticoagulate. Unfortunately, this hasn't really been harnessed into a drug that can prevent blood clots quite yet. ...Read more

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Dr. Boris Aronzon
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Blood Thinners (Definition)

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


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How do ions in the body effect anticoagulant medicine?

How do ions in the body effect anticoagulant medicine?

They don't: The common ions that are present in large quantities are sodium, potassium, chloride, magnesium, phosphorous, and calcium. These minerals do not affect anticoagulant medicine although they have very important effects on nerve and muscle function. ...Read more

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I have lupus anticoagulant coagulopathy will it make your body hurt all over or is it something else.?

I have lupus anticoagulant coagulopathy will it make your body hurt all over or is it something else.?

Something Else: Most likely it is something else other than the lupus anticoagulant causing your symptoms.....Such as the "common cold" or allergies instead of placing blame and focusing attention on something likely unrelated. ...Read more

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What is the dosage range of oral anticoagulants?

Anticoagulants: There is a wide range of anticoagulants available and they all have their individual doses. There is no 'range' other than for individual drugs and there isn't space here enough to discuss all of them. ...Read more

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Should anyone on an anticoagulant have a pt test done?

Usually: Usually, unless one of the purified products used, products which use a fixed dose on all individuals. ...Read more

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What is the difference between anticoagulants and antiaggregants?

What is the difference between anticoagulants and antiaggregants?

Drugs: Antiplatelet drugs interfere with platelet aggregation. Anticoagulant drugs interfere with the coagulation cascade. Antithrombotic is a term covering both kinds of clot medication. ...Read more

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What are the risks of taking anticoagulants?

What are the risks of taking anticoagulants?

Mainly Bleeding: Anticoagulants, also know as blood thinners, can cause bleeding. A cut can bleed more than usual, a bruise can lead to swelling (hematoma) as blood collects under the skin, gums or the nose can bleed, etc. Rarely, you may have an allergic reaction and a very rare problem with coumadin (warfarin) is "skin necrosis" where the med actually triggers excess clotting and injury to skin and other tissue. ...Read more

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How will phlebotomy affect me if I'm on anticoagulants?

More bruising: IF you are anticoagulants you may have more bruising after a blood draw. It may take a bit longer for it to stop bleeding, a few more seconds. However that is basically it. There may not be any difference in your experience with phlebotomy. ...Read more

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What is the difference between anticoagulants vs antiplatelets?

What is the difference between anticoagulants vs antiplatelets?

Different mechanisms: Both Have different mechanism of action and indication for uses are different ...Read more

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What is the difference between antiplatelet and anticoagulant drugs?

What is the difference between antiplatelet and anticoagulant drugs?

Drugs: Antiplatelet drugs interfere with platelet aggregation. Anticoagulant drugs interfere with the coagulation cascade ...Read more

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What is the difference between anticoagulants, antithrombotics and antiplatelets?

What is the difference between anticoagulants, antithrombotics and antiplatelets?

Drugs: Antiplatelet drugs interfere with platelet aggregation. Anticoagulant drugs interfere with the coagulation cascade. Antithrombotic is a term covering both kinds of clot medication. ...Read more

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What is the lupus anticoagulant?

What is the lupus anticoagulant?

Clotting antibody: The lupus anticoagulant is a phospholipid antibody that can bind to cell membranes to make them sticky and increase the risk of blood clotting. It can occur transiently as the result of infections or medicines, or it can occur as spontaneous auto-antibodies or with autoimmune diseases. It may increase the risk of infertility or recurrent miscarriages. ...Read more

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How do the various NSAIDS compare in their anticoagulant properties?

See below: NSAIDS assist in anticoagulation by decreasing platelet function. They are not known to be anticoagulants. I have not seen any literature comparing the NSAIDS, first generation like motrin, aleve (naproxen) naprosyn etc.
If you need to be on anticoagulants, you should follow your doctor's advice. ...Read more

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Could the upus anticoagulant be detected before a miscarriage occured?

Could the upus anticoagulant be detected before a miscarriage occured?

Yes, lab tests: Reliable laboratory tests are available for detecting lupus anti-coagulant. By the way this is a mis-nomer, the antibody causes increased clotting in blood vessels and may result in intra-uterine fetal death. ...Read more

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Is fish oil an anticoagulant?

Is fish oil an anticoagulant?

Fish oil: Refer to this wiki for lots of information on fish oil:

http://en. Wikipedia. Org/wiki/fish_oil. ...Read more

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Are there any household anticoagulants?

No.: There are no non-prescription anticoagulants. Aspirin is actually not an anticoagulant, but interferes with blood clotting by inhibiting platelets, a different component of coagulation. Anticoagulants should only be given under medical supervision as there are significant risks if taken inappropriately. ...Read more

Anticoagulant (Definition)

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