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Is There A Connection Between Taking Vitamin B12 And The Risk Of Blood Clots
Low or unrelated: Cyanocobalamin or vitamin B12 is important for normal erythrocyte formation (red blood cell). If b 12 is deficient, one gets pernicious anemia and the mean corpuscular volume (MCV) climbs > 100. Gastric bypass, gastric resection surgeries increase the risk of pernicious anemia. But as to increased risk for DVT or deep venous thrombosis ("blood clots") vitamin B12 palys little if any role. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Eat Your Spinach: In general, vitamin k is associated with blood clotting. Vitamin k is a "fat loving" vitamin that carboxylates proteins important in the clotting process. Without this action of vit k, clots are unable to form. Drugs such as warfarin prevent vit k from doing its job, therefore patients on this medication tend to bleed a lot. Both the diet and bacteria in our gut provide vit k for use. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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BP med: Kidney disease is not induced by BP medication, unless an allergic reaction evolved. This is very rare. Lisinopril is a terrific BP lowering med; it preserves kidney tissue from hypertensive damage; lisinopril and other ACEI can result in a reduction in kidney function that is transient and is due to arterial disease in the kidney arteries; thus cautions accompany ACEI Rx and Docs must check lab ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is there a link between passing large menstrual clots and having increased risk of clots in your veins?
Unlikely: If you have a history of both you should consider a coagulation workup. Otherwise, the relationship is unlikely. ...Read more
21yo smoker taking seasonique for contraceptive. In the process of quiting, what is the likeliness of developing fatal blood clots and side effects?
Taking estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone is known to be a risk factor for causing blood clots. Is the same true of pregnenolone and dhea?
Unknown, probably no: Supplements such as dhea and pregnenolone are not regulated by the fda and have no good studies that demonstrate that they do anything beneficial for any medical condition. The safety of these supplements is also unknown. You appear to be very young to have to be on hormone supplements. You should see an endocrinologist to find out if you really need to be on them. ...Read more
Hypertension: Do not miss meds, rebound hypertension spike is possible. ...Read more
Is there a very strong connection between emotional stress at the time of diabetes testing and higher than usual blood glucose levels?
Stress can raise: glucose levels but no matter what the cause the glucose level needs to be treated if high. 50 % of Americans are either diabetic or pre-diabetic--a staggering number. As your doc about a glucose tolerance test--much better than a single glucose reading. A one C test second best but useful. Lifestyle changes can reverse Type II diabetes and pre-diabetes. Peace and good health. ...Read more
What's causing it?: Immobility of what: one part of your body or your whole being? Must make diagnosis then treat it. Suspect severe depression or stroke. Depression during or after delivery (post-partum) is part genetic predisposition, hormonal and early life experience. Professional help and medication is obligatory. Forget breast feeding and use medication as directed by the experienced professional treating you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Apart from observations & a history of Diabetes 2, are there any blood test results that can provide evidence of peripheral neuropathy of the feet? If so, what are they? There is apparently good blood flow to the feet. A Dr is being consulted..
Is there a link between pregnancy and pulmonary embolism? Does being pregnant increase the risk of developing a pulmonary embolism?
Increased: An increased risk of stroke is one of the possible complications of hypertension. Other risks include kidney damage, heart disease, aneurysm, as well as accelerated atherosclerosis of all your arteries causing circulation problems for all parts of the body. Ask for a referral to a cardiologist for more aggressive management. If there is obesity then that needs attention as well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is there any relationship between the circulation of blood flow to the brain and tinnitus? Could tinnitus be one of the symptom?
Risk of blood clots: If you have an increased risk of blood clots avoid oral contraceptives because they all contain a form of estrogen which will increase your chances of a clot. Use barrier contraception such as condom, cervical cap or a diaphragm.. Also an iud would be suitable. Although the failure rate is higher. ...Read more
Is there a correlation between the number/frequency of placebo days in a birth control regimen and the likelihood of breakthrough bleeding?
Eating/drinking: From a practical perspective, particularly in a young child, thin person, or someone with diabetes on antidiabetic drugs, being unable to eat or drink following a tonsillectomy could potentially cause low blood sugar. I don't know of any other connection, but would welcome input from any of the other forum members who do. ...Read more
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