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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 are the advantages and disadvantages of new anticoagulants?

Adv & disadvantages: The advantages are that they no longer require blood tests to monitor their effectiveness. Diadvantages: cost & safety concerns (as you would how to expect with any new drug ). ...Read more

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What is circulating anticoagulant disorder? What causes it?

Circulating anticoag: read this: http://www.merckmanuals.com/professional/hematology-and-oncology/coagulation-disorders/coagulation-disorders-caused-by-circulating-anticoagulants

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What is the newly approved anticoagulant?

What is the newly approved anticoagulant?

There a few: Three new agents out, apixaban , pradaxa, xaralto. Each has its adavantages . No measuring levels and no food retrictions like coumadin. Although they are better than Coumadin and have less bleeding , when pts do bleed from these , there isnt a reversal agent like coumadin. ...Read more

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How long should it take for anticoagulants to leave your system?

Varies: Full dose aspirin: 3-5 days baby aspirin: 1-2 days plavix: 7 days. Coumadin: 5-7 days. Heparin: 2-3 hours. Lovemox: 12 hours. These are approximations. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: anticoagulant?

Clot Stopper: 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 of solidifying the clot. ...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