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What is the connection between taking vitamins and blood clots?

What is the connection between taking vitamins and blood clots?

Eat Your Spinach: In general, vitamin k is associated with blood clotting. Vitamin k is a "fat loving" vitamin that carboxylates proteins important in the clotting process. Without this action of vit k, clots are unable to form. Drugs such as warfarin prevent vit k from doing its job, therefore patients on this medication tend to bleed a lot. Both the diet and bacteria in our gut provide vit k for use. ...Read more

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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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Is there a connection between taking vitamin B12 and the risk of blood clots?

Is there a connection between taking vitamin B12 and the risk of blood clots?

No: It was thought that B12 supplementation would help to reduce elevated homocysteine levels and reduce the risk of arterial and venous clotting that can be associated with too much homocysteine. We now know that isn't the case. B12 should have no effect. ...Read more

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What is the relationship between taking vitamin b-12 and the likelihood of getting blood clots?

What is the relationship between taking vitamin b-12 and the likelihood of getting blood clots?

Low or unrelated: Cyanocobalamin or vitamin B12 is important for normal erythrocyte formation (red blood cell). If b 12 is deficient, one gets pernicious anemia and the mean corpuscular volume (MCV) climbs > 100. Gastric bypass, gastric resection surgeries increase the risk of pernicious anemia. But as to increased risk for DVT or deep venous thrombosis ("blood clots") vitamin B12 palys little if any role. ...Read more

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What is the difference between bruises and blood clots?

What is the difference between bruises and blood clots?

Location: Blood clots occurs within blood vessels, when liquid blood solidifies. Outside of blood vessels, thiscollection is called a hematoma. A bruise occrs when capillaries are damaged and blood seeps out, usually after blunt trauma. Less severe than either of the above. ...Read more

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What is the connection between low blood sugar and tonsillectomy?

What is the connection between low blood sugar and tonsillectomy?

Eating/drinking: From a practical perspective, particularly in a young child, thin person, or someone with diabetes on antidiabetic drugs, being unable to eat or drink following a tonsillectomy could potentially cause low blood sugar. I don't know of any other connection, but would welcome input from any of the other forum members who do. ...Read more

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What is the connection between gin and having low blood glucose levels?

What is the connection between gin and having low blood glucose levels?

Alcohol: Gin is 45% or more alcohol, which causes your blood sugar to go up but then go down 4 to 6 hrs later! thatis a very well known effect of alcohol. ...Read more

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What is the difference between antiplatelets and blood thinners?

What is the difference between antiplatelets and blood thinners?

Targets: Anti-platelets impair the functioning of platelets and prevent the formation of platelet plugs at the site of blood vessel injury. So called "Blood thinners", reduce the ability of the blood to form clots and thus inhibit the tendency to form clots in blood vessels. ...Read more

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What should be gap between alcohol and ecosprin/minilip the blood thining tablets?

What should be gap between alcohol and ecosprin/minilip the blood thining tablets?

Do not drink alcohol: Alcohol affects liver metabolism and might potentiate the blood thinning effect of all blood thinning tablets. Your are not allowed to drink alcohol when you use blood thinning medications. ...Read more

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What is the difference between lost of virginity blood and period blood?

What is the difference between lost of virginity blood and period blood?

Virgin blood : Virgin blood only happens with 1st sexual intercourse. Period blood is your normal monthly bleeding. ...Read more

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What is the connection between alcohol and high blood pressure?

What is the connection between alcohol and high blood pressure?

Increased risk: People who drink more than two alcoholic beverages per day (one drink being a glass of wine, a beer, or a shot of liquor) have about double the risk of developing high blood pressure. Studies have shown that people who drink to excess can reduce their blood pressure by cutting down on alcohol. ...Read more

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What is the relationship between blood pressure and good circulation?

What is the relationship between blood pressure and good circulation?

General: The causes of poor circulation are quite variable, such as regional obstruction, cardiac output, temperature sensitivity, etc. Blood pressure and heart rate are not necessarily directly tied to the condition. ...Read more

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What is the difference between period blood and implantation bleeding what color,amount etc.

What is the difference between period blood and implantation bleeding what color,amount etc.

Implantation bleed: Implantation bleeding is much more common on the internet than in real life. It occurs rarely and exclusively in someone who is pregnant. The only way to know if someone had implantation bleeding or just irregular menstrual bleeding is to wait and see if you are pregnant. If your test is positive then this was implantation bleeding. If it is negative then it is just irregular menstrual bleeding. ...Read more

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What is the connection between hypertension and thromboembolism?

What is the connection between hypertension and thromboembolism?

No relation: Hypertension as a rule affects the arteries not the veins...The venous system is not directly impacted by hypertension...Venous hypertension is a different disease entity. ...Read more

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What is the difference between attenalol and coversyl tablets for controlling blood pressure?

BB vs ACE inhibitor: Atenolol is a generic beta blocker while coversyl is a brand name for generic perindopril which is an ace inhiibitor. They both lower blood pressure but by different methods. Beta blockers slow down heart rate while ace inhibitors work on via hormones, renin, angiotensin & aldosterone. ...Read more

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What is the connection the link between the blood clot (thrombosis) and flying?

What is the connection the link between the blood clot (thrombosis) and flying?

Multiple.: There are many causes for DVT but all causes revolve around 3 factors: stasis of blood, injury to the vessel wall or increased propensity to clot(hypercoagulabe state). Stasis occurs with long trips or immobility due to illness or casts. Injuries to the vein wall can occur with trauma from something within the vein or external to it .Hypercoagulable- increased risk of clotting -genetic/acquired. ...Read more

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What is the relationship between vitamin d and heart attacks in women?

What is the relationship between vitamin d and heart attacks in women?

Unknown: Researchers have found an association between low vitamin d in women and heart attack. An association does not mean that low vitamin d causes heart attacks. Also, there are no studies that show that taking vitamin d supplements prevents heart attacks. If you're wondering about your vitamin d level, see your doctor. There are other reasons to take it, like bone strength. ...Read more

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What is the relation between diabetes and hemoglobin?

What is the relation between diabetes and hemoglobin?

No direct one: Diabetes in and of itself doesn't cause any change in hemoglobin. There is, however, glycohemoglobin, or hemoglobin A1c that is a direct measure of one's glucose control. That has directly to do with diabetes. Plain hemoglobin is usually affected in patients with kidney failure as their erythropoetin production fails. Also, anemia of chronic disease given many comorbidities with dm is another one. ...Read more

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What is the difference between atenolol and coversyl tablets for controlling blood pressure?

What is the difference between atenolol and coversyl tablets for controlling blood pressure?

BB vs ACE inhibitor: Atenolol is a generic beta blocker while coversyl is a brand name for generic perindopril which is an ace inhiibitor. They both lower blood pressure but by different methods. Beta blockers slow down heart rate while ace inhibitors work on via hormones, renin, angiotensin & aldosterone. ...Read more