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Doctor insights on: Preventing Blood Clots

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Hello can garlic prevent blood clots?

Hello can garlic prevent blood clots?

NO: Garlic has several health benefits , it may help , to prevent it you have to take medications given by your doctor , be active and take needed precautions , and just don't depend on garlic , only ...Read more

Blood Clot (Definition)

A blood clot or thrombus is the final step of the coagulation cascade. It is a good thing when your body is trying to stop blood loss, however a blood clot can form in the veins after prolonged periods of immobility. This type of like ...Read more


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What can you do to prevent blood clots?

What can you do to prevent blood clots?

Good question: Stay physically active, avoid excess weight, don't smoke, stand and stretch your legs often if on a long car or plane trip, make sure you get preventative measures if you are to be immobilized for a prolonged period of time (like after surgery), and be aware of medications that increase risk of clots like tamoxifen or estrogen. ...Read more

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How can someone prevent blood clots from happening.

How can someone prevent blood clots from happening.

Some prevention tips: Blood clots are more likely to happen in people with a genetic or medical problem that increases the chance of clots developing. Avoiding dehydration and spending long periods of time sitting (like in long car or airplane trip) or spending too much time lying in bed (if sick or after surgery) will reduce the chance of blood clots forming ...Read more

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What are some common foods and herbs that help prevent blood clots?

What are some common foods and herbs that help prevent blood clots?

Naturally thin: Herbs and supplements that thin the blood (and therefore shouldn't be used before surgery or with prescribed anticoagulants) are birch bark, cayenne, cumin, evening primrose oil, feverfew, fish oil, garlic, ginger, ginseng, gingko, grapeseed extract, milk thistle, onion extract, st. John's wort, tumeric, and vitamins c and e. ...Read more

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How can someone prevent blood clots from forming in any part of the body?

How can someone prevent blood clots from forming in any part of the body?

Depends : Underlying source needs to be determined. If secondary to a certain condition treatment my take care of problem. If its due to thrombin, drugs like Coumadin (warfarin) may help. If its due to platlets , asprin or Plavix type of meds may be useful. Need more info. Arterial vs venous clots also are treated diffrently. Need more data. ...Read more

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Will Xeralto prevent blood clots for otr truck drivers?

Will Xeralto prevent blood clots for otr truck drivers?

Depends: Its safety and efficacy to prevent deep vein thrombosis (DVT) in people who have never had a DVT has not been proven, and I recommend against its use in that setting. For people who have had a DVT, the drug may be useful. ...Read more

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How to prevent blood clots after a laminectomy?

Venous thrombosis : The easiest way to prevent thrombosis (blood clots) is to maintain hydration and ambulate early. Leg muscle contraction massages the veins and helps prevent blood pooling in the extremities. Leg compressive stockings and a device to help keep the blood from pooling while you are recovering in the hospital help. If you are at increased risk, anticoagulation may be required. ...Read more

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Can cinnamon really prevent blood clots? Im diabetic and i would like to knowbif it wojld benefit me to take it?

Can cinnamon really prevent blood clots? Im diabetic and i would like to knowbif it wojld benefit me to take it?

The benefits: of cinnamon for people with diabetes are marginal at best, There is no value in taking extra cinnamon, unless you like the taste in food. Cinnamon rolls taste good, but are very high in calories and sugar. Don't get your medical information from friends, tv or internet scams. ...Read more

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What can u do to prevent blood clots while on your period?

What can u do to prevent blood clots while on your period?

Depends: If you have heavy flow with clots some thing is irritating the lining ( endometrium ), like fibroids, displaced iud etc, see your gyn doctor for cause and treatment will prevent it. ...Read more