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Yes: Like many natural supplements, more research is needed, but a handful of studies have shown that 10-15 grams of ground fenugreek seeds per day improve fasting blood sugar & hemoglobin a1c. Animal studies show it improves Insulin sensitivity. See http://www.Emaxhealth.Com/1275/fenugreek-type-2-diabetes & http://www.Wikihow.Com/use-fenugreek-for-diabetes. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Bogus: Those claims are all bogus or, at least, unproven. Don't believe everything you read on the internet. After all, that's how WWI got started. :) ...Read more
Diabetic retina: Persistent uncontrolled blood sugar (uncontrolled diabetes) in many cases can lead to weakening of blood vessel walls in the retina of the eye and this can cause bleeding, vascular growth and other changes that can affect vision You should work with your diabetic doc to keep the sugar under control and a blood level termed HbA1c at least below 7.0 to help protect the eye. ...Read more
Could plavix (clopidogrel) thin out plugs in blood vessels besides thinning one's blood to prevent clotting?
No: It doesn't dissolve clots - it lowers the risk of new ones forming. ...Read more
Same thing: Clotting and coagulation are used as synonims. A hematologist could beg to differ, but otherwise used as absolute synonims. ...Read more
Many herbs can help: Many herbs that have been proven to lower blood pressure, including hawthorne berries, garlic, polygonum cuspidatum (japanese knotweed, which has resveratrol), coleus forskohlii, chocolate, reishi & maitake mushrooms. However, each may only lower it a few points but can have combined benefits. Other useful measures include diets rich in fruits & vegetables, coq10, magnesium, exercise & meditation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Lowers blood sugar: Studies show that turmeric lowers blood sugar and improves insulin sensitivity. It may help prevent diabetes and appears to have many benefits for those who have diabetes See http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/mnfr.201200131/abstract and http://tinyurl.com/powk5k8 Some forms of turmeric extracts are much better absorbed than others. I recommend a product called Meriva. ...Read more
Does plavix (clopidogrel) thin out plugs in blood vessels besides thinning one's blood to prevent clotting? Please, need some answers?
What foods dilate your blood vessels and/or increases blood flow especially for someone with reynauds?
Why are some clots difficult for the body to break down? Blood thinners are used to thin blood, which aids in the natural anticoagulation, correct?
An example may help: Heart-attacks are frequently caused by the rupture of a plaque in an artery in the heart. A clot forms over the injury but this also occludes the vessel that supplies part of the heart. The clotting system is responding properly to vessel damage and doesn't know that the clot is iinjurying the heart. Blood thinners can break up clots like this allowing blood to flow back to the heart. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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