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Doctor insights on: Warfarin Weight Lifting

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Can you do serious weight lifting while taking warfarin/coumadin?

Can you do serious weight lifting while taking warfarin/coumadin?

U can but?: Warfarin is a blood thinner. If one is weight lifting and "seriously" doing this, one runs the risk of tearing muscles and having bleeding occur in that area of the body. This could be minimal or significant. I would recommend you discuss this thoroughly with your physician and with your trainer and with the health club where you work out. You are on serious medicine and I would take the conse.

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What can I eat to gain weight while on coumadin (warfarin)?

What can I eat to gain weight while on coumadin (warfarin)?

Just about: Anything. Coumadin (warfarin) should not impact weight gain. It is true that intake of green leafy vegetables needs to be consistent to stabilize Coumadin (warfarin) regulation.

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If taking warfarin sodium will there be any reaction if I wanted to take a nutrition program to lose weight? Is there an alternative to warfarin

If taking warfarin sodium will there be any reaction if I wanted to take a nutrition program to lose weight? Is there an alternative to warfarin

Warfarin and dieting: A balanced nutrition program should be fine while on warfarin. There are some foods that can interefer with warfarin. Pradaxa is a newly released medication that is an alternative to warfarin. It is much more expensive and may not be covered by insurance. It can cause GI (intenstinal) side effects. It does not require blood tests which are required to monitor warfarin doses.

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Does Coumadin (warfarin) cause weight gain?

Does Coumadin (warfarin) cause weight gain?

It does not: If you take enough Coumadin (warfarin) to produce a perceptible increase in weight from the tablets you will die of an overdose before you gain a fraction of a pound.

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Can using aci to help lose weight interfere with my Coumadin (warfarin) therapy?

Can using aci to help lose weight interfere with my Coumadin (warfarin) therapy?

Ineffective: I would urge caution as that any new product or food your eat can interfere with the warfarin and being stable with the right thickness or thinness of your blood. And, remember, there is still no diet product on the market that really leads to real or sustained weight loss. If there was every physician would be talking about it and recommending it. I would advise against using this product.

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IHi I have factor v. On 10mg of coumadin (warfarin). Going thru menopause. Cannot gain weight. Healthy appetite. But weight loss concern. I?

IHi I have factor v. On 10mg of coumadin (warfarin). Going thru menopause. Cannot gain weight. Healthy appetite. But weight loss concern. I?

Weight loss: unexplained weight loss should always be investigated, and never ignored. If this is happening to you, you should see your doctor for further evaluation. Have you had a colonoscopy in the last five years? Even with a factor V deficiency, everyone should have colon screening at age 50. See your doctor to look into this. Do not delay. Good luck.

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Is the weight loss pill "hydroxycut" safe and can it be taken by Coumadin (warfarin) patients?

Is the weight loss pill "hydroxycut" safe and can it be taken by Coumadin (warfarin) patients?

No and no: I agree with dr. Killian. I wouldn't encourage the use of hydroxycut whether taking Coumadin (warfarin) or otherwise.

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Can I take a colon cleanser with CHF meds I know I would feel better and drop some stomach weight, if I could take colon cleaner, I'm on coreg, emdur, lisinipril, zocor, (simvastatin) warfarin, sotalol, and Lasix

Can I take a colon cleanser with CHF meds I know I would feel better and drop some stomach weight, if I could take colon cleaner, I'm on coreg, emdur, lisinipril, zocor, (simvastatin) warfarin, sotalol, and Lasix

If: If you are constipated, a stool softener would help, and should be safe if used as directed. "colon cleansers" (usually billed as a way to "detoxify") serve no medical purpose and can be harmful.

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I am in Coumadin, (warfarin) factor V deficiency, twice DVT after sprained ankles, PCOS. Can I start an HCG weight loss program?

I am in Coumadin, (warfarin) factor V deficiency, twice DVT after sprained ankles, PCOS. Can I start an HCG weight loss program?

Waste of time: For sure, your HCG diet will upset your coumadin (warfarin) regulation. Worse is it's not going to provide you with long term wt loss. Here's more info:http://www. Webmd. Com/diet/hcg-and-weight-loss

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Why must I take my warfarin at an exact, specific time?

Why must I take my warfarin at an exact, specific time?

Easier to control: It doesn't have to be at an exact time, but, warfarin is easier to regulate if taken at a consistent time. I prefer at dinner time or thereabouts, so that when dosage changes are recommended, you won't have already taken that day's dose.

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What can I do to lose 100lbs in 6 week while on warfarin?

What can I do to lose 100lbs in 6 week while on warfarin?

Be careful: Weight loss of this amount over such a short course of time could very well be dangerous. Talk to your doctor about you weight loss plans and she/he may be able to refer you to a dietitian who can help you with a weight loss plan.

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I take warfarin. Could that be what is causing my facial sores?

I take warfarin. Could that be what is causing my facial sores?

Possible: Warfarin can cause skin lesions. If you think this is it, discuss with your pcp or Coumadin (warfarin) management doctor or perhaps a dermatologist. Be careful! Apparently you must have the Coumadin (warfarin) or you would not be on it. Get seen and get help.

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I read that there are alternative drugs to warfarin? What are they?

I read that there are alternative drugs to warfarin? What are they?

FDA approved: Dabigatran (Pradaxa), Rivaroxaban (Xarelto), and Apixaban (Eliquis). There are more in the pipeline too!

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I'm on warfarin and my levels go really high like 12+ or down to 1.2 but never get it to 2.5 what it's surpose to b IV bin on warfarin 3yrs now?

Depends: Your inr goal depends on rthe condition you are being treated for. For example a-fib is between 2-3, and a valve replacement may be between 2.5 and 3.5. Speak to your treating dr. And get educated on the foods you need to avoid that are high in vit k. If your numbers are that erradic, and depending on your condition, there are new drugs on the market that do not require blood work and may b4u.

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Does warfarin interact with any gingko

Does warfarin interact with any gingko

Gingko and bleeding: The "three g's" (gingko, ginseng, and garlic) can all thin the blood. None of these should be taken with Coumadin (warfarin) because they will increase the chance of having bleeding problems.

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