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Which pain medicine does not thin your blood?

Which pain medicine does not thin your blood?

Acetaminophen: Acetaminophen [generic tyenol] does not thin your blood. If your iiver's healthy, don't take more than a total of 3000 mg a day. Watch out for Acetaminophen that may be combined with over-the-counter cold medications or prescription pain medicines [like vicodin or tyenol with codeine]. That counts in your grand total too. ...Read more

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Does a back pain that does not respond to aspirin indicate a blood clot?

Does a back pain that does not respond to aspirin indicate a blood clot?

Blood clot: No, this is not the first thing you think of concerning the cause. Please submit a lot more information about you and the back pain in order to give more help. ...Read more

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How does an extended release medicine work? Does it maintain a level of it in your blood consistently? With no peaks? How does not all dissolve?

How does an extended release medicine work?  Does it maintain a level of it in your blood consistently?  With no peaks?  How does not all dissolve?

Supposedly: Most time-release drugs are formulated so that the active ingredient is embedded in a matrix of insoluble substances such that the dissolving drug must find its way out through the holes in the matrix.Some drugs are enclosed in polymer-based tablet with a laser-drilled hole on one side and a porous membrane on the other side. Stomach acids through membrane pushing medication out hole. ...Read more

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How does blood pressure medicine actually, physically lower bp? What is the mechanism, etc.? Thank you.

How does blood pressure medicine actually, physically lower bp? What is the mechanism, etc.? Thank you.

Dirrerent mechanisms: Some reduce circulating plasma volume. Some directly dilate arteries peripherally. Some dilate the arteries indirectly by central (brain) mechanisms. Some block receptors in the kidneys, others block an enzyme in the kidneys. Some block hormones produced by the adrenal glands. ...Read more

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Why is it that corticosteroids can increase blood pressure?

Why is it that corticosteroids can increase blood pressure?

Steroids: Fluid retention, weight gain, affects from the adrenal glands and this by-product trigger increased salt retained which increases blood pressure, and many other mechanisms. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you use the restroom and it's blood and blood clots in your stool?

What does it mean when you use the restroom and it's blood and blood clots in your stool?

See a doc/GI MD soon: Blood in stool can be from hemorrhoids, inflammation, polyps, other growths, pockets in the colon wall (diverticulosis), fragile blood vessels, poor blood flow to colon, other. Don't know your details, but you need to get checked-soon. ...Read more

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My age is 40 and my blood pressure is 90/130 .Thish blood pressure is normal or not please inform me.How can reduce blood pressure.?

Diet ,exerci,wt loss: I assume you mean 130/90 which is borderline. It should be >140/90, ideally should be 130/80.You can try to lower by low salt in diet, exercise, lose weight if need. ...Read more

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Does provigil raise your blood pressure? I have high blood pressure. Is it meant to take it once a week as needed? Sleep doc mentioned this medication

Does provigil raise your blood pressure? I have high blood pressure. Is it meant to take it once a week as needed? Sleep doc mentioned this medication

Provigil: Provigil is used to treat excessive daytime sleepiness and works for about 12 hours. So you would take it usually when you get up each day. It is unlikely to significantly raise your blood pressure; quite rarely it could raise it a little and your blood pressure meds may be adjusted. ...Read more

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When does ur arteries constrict? and if u do 10 pushups that is super hard for u, the blood pressure will go very high in an instant rigtht?

When does ur arteries constrict? and if u do 10 pushups that is super hard for u, the blood pressure will go very high in an instant rigtht?

Constrict/Instant?No: The microscopic end arteries, arterioles, constantly adjust size, over wide range, under both brain control & local feedback, every sec, 24/7. This controls local blood flow, distribution of heart output & (combined with heart output) BP, moment-to-moment 24/7. Any usual BP reading is from only a single heart beat for top, another for bottom number. Usually visible arteries vary in size minimally. ...Read more

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Does alcohol actually thin the blood or just cause vasodilation?

Does alcohol actually thin the blood or just cause vasodilation?

Alcohol: Alcohol is not a blood thinner- it cause vasodilation.However if you drink significant amount, significant liver impairment/ liver failure/cirrhosis can happen. Besides, alcohol can affect the bone marrow and decease production of blood cells-inc platelet. Spleen enlargement can happen compensating to liver failure. Your risk for bleeding will be high when u have liver failure & low platelet level. ...Read more

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Does sugar cause blood clots/plaque in the blood? If it does, by lowering sugar habit(eating a lot of sugar) will the blood thin?

Does sugar cause blood clots/plaque in the blood? If it does, by lowering sugar habit(eating a lot of sugar) will the blood thin?

Yes≈Complex! & No.: Sugar intake ?es large HDL particles (µmol/l)+is converted by liver into triglyceride fat for storage {?es LDL (nmol/l) & body fat stores}. Other than low LDL particle numbers results in LDL particles entering artery walls, attracts monocytes/macrophages to eat/clear the LDL particles & without enough functioning HDL to unload the wbcs, they die & is called plaque. Plaque rupture induces clots. ...Read more

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Does low platelets mean that your blood does not clot well enough or body not producing enough of something?

Does low platelets mean that your blood does not clot well enough or body not producing enough of something?

Both: Low platelets will cause a tendency to bleeding. There are few causes for why they are low, one of them being your marrow not producing enough. Hope it helps. ...Read more

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What does it mean if your lower abdomen is tender and sore and you see some blood in your poop?

What does it mean if your lower abdomen is tender and sore and you see some blood in your poop?

Means u need to CMD: Don't know you. May simply be constipation and bleeding from hemorrhoids, or...Could be more serious things like inflammatory bowel disease, infection, poor blood flow, tumors, cancer. Need to see a doc, get examined. ...Read more

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If. Your skin gets red does That mean your blood pressure is high?

If. Your skin gets red does That mean your blood pressure is high?

Only: In the cartoons. Actually it depends. If it is only one body part probably not. If you get angry and are boiling mad and red all over possibly. But what happens when you blush? Generally I'd say it is not necessarily an indicator of high blood pressure. ...Read more

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If your blood is to thick and on cumindin can it cause bad headaches?

No: Coumadin (warfarin) itself has headache as a common side effect but i rarely see it in practice. Having an INR that is below goal does not normally cause a headache. ...Read more

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