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What are the uses of heparin for someone with diabetes?

What are the uses of heparin for someone with diabetes?

None: Heparin is a blood thinner. Has no use for diabetes directly. It is used however in hospital settings since diabetics are at higher risk for forming dvts. ...Read more

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Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Diabetes (Definition)

Diabetes is a disease of increased blood glucose levels. Glucose is a type of sugar that comes from the intake of food. Insulin is a type of hormone that removes the glucose from the blood and moves it into the cells to provide them with energy. There are two different types of diabetes: type 1 and type 2. Type 1 diabetes is when the body does not make any insulin. Therefore, glucose stays inside the blood and does not move into the cells. Type 2 diabetes, which is commonly associated with obesity, is when the body is either resistant to the effects of insulin or when the body does not produce enough insulin. Increased levels of glucose in the body causes severe damage to the ...Read more


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What is an herbal or alternative therapy to use in place of heparin?

What is an herbal or alternative therapy to use in place of heparin?

Number of choices: A website which lists some of these is http://www.Med.Umich.Edu/1libr/aha/umherb04.Htm keep in mind however, that anticoagulant therapy must be monitored very carefully and should not be done without medical supervision. Also keep in mind that if it is being done during pregnancy, the medication or herb must be proven safe for the fetus. Just because it's 'natural' doesn't make it safe. ...Read more

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Is there an herbal or alternative therapy to use instead of heparin?

I wouldn't try it: If you or someone you know is taking heparin, they require very accurate management of their coagulability (ability to make clots). It really requires the exact doses that manufactured pharmaceuticals posses with all of the fda mandated quality assurance that that entails. ...Read more

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Would checking cbc platelet levels once a week for 3 weeks after heparin use rule out HIT if normal? Worried about developing hit

No need to test: Heparin has a short half-life and disappears in a few hours, Therefore there is no reason to test, if you are not on heparin any more. You should tell your doctor, should you need heparin again that you took heparin before so that she/he can test you from the beginning. ...Read more

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After 3 miscarriages , last one I was using heparin and aspirin , my doctor tell me its my choice to choose use heparin or only aspirin? Wt u think?

Its complicated.: With that many miscarriages you may be exhibiting antiphospholipid antibody syndrome. If this is the case every pregnancy is to be considered high risk and you should be followed during pregnancy, if possible, by a high risk neonatologist and a hematologist with experience in treating pregnant women with antiphospholipid antibody syndrome. ...Read more

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Smart port would not give a blood return. She put heparin in it.Still didn't work, for my treatment. Was about to use a vein in my arm. What shoulddo?

Smart port would not give a blood return. She put heparin in it.Still didn't work, for my treatment. Was about to use a vein in my arm. What shoulddo?

Portacath infusaport: I would suggest that you have the nurse attempt the use of cathflo, also known as tissue plasminogen activator. Often the ports stop working due to some small clots inside the port, and this medication often dissolves the clot & allows the port to start working again. If this does not solve the problem, then get a venogram through the port to trouble shoot the problem . . . Usually it can be fixed. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use heparin that is two years old in an interstitial cystitis bladder cocktail? The heparin is in unopened sealed vials.

Is it safe to use heparin that is two years old in an interstitial cystitis bladder cocktail? The heparin is in unopened sealed vials.

Check expiration: Check the expiration date on the vials. If it is past the expiration date do not use the Heparin vials. Medication might be less effective or contaminated. ...Read more

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Can someone mix heparin and dobutamine hci?

Heparin dobutamine: Not in the same bag for IV delivery . They can be given simultaneously iv. ...Read more

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Dr. Steven Ajluni
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Heparin (Definition)

Heparin is a drug that thins the blood to prevents clots in blood vessels. It is given by intravenous line and requires close ...Read more