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Slow Blood Clotting Causes
Blood clotting: There are proteins in our body such as thrombin, prothrombin, fibrin that play an important role in blood clotting, also blood paticles called platelets take part of coaguation. When the endothelium( inside lining of blood cell) is damage, there is a complex reaction that occurs between palelets, certains clotting factors which in turn prevent further blood loss from the damaged blood vessels. ...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
Leafy greens: Dark leafy greens (kale, spinach, collard greens, mustard greens, chard, cabbage), asparagus, prunes, pickles, brussels sprouts, scallions and herbs are among the most problematic of foods (i.e., foods with lots of vitamin k which can slow the effects of blood thinners like coumadin (warfarin).). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes, possibly: Your doctor who diagnosed your P. Vera is your best source of advice for questions like this . Yes BP can go higher due to high Hemoglobin(Hb) level. Heart rate can fluctuate (go up and down) with so many reasons especially any emotional disturbance and increased physical activity can increase the heart rate. How high are your values of BP and Heart rate? Check them again when you are resting. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Low Blood Pressure: Low blood pressure (BP) may be normal for an individual who is thin, has a very low salt intake, inadequate fluid intake, developed an irregular heart rhythm or other heart problem. Athletes often have low heart rates and low BP due to their extreme fitness. Dysautonomia (dysfunction of the autonomic nervous system) can cause low BP - treated with support hose, postural maneuvers and medicines. ...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
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