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Dr. Boris Aronzon
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Blood Thinners (Definition)

Agents which slow ;/or break down blood clot formation in up to 3 different ways (they do not decrease blood viscosity; thickness.) (1) some inhibit platelet function (e.g. Aspirin, clopidogrel, etc.). (2) others interfere with some of the clot forming proteins (warfarin, dabigatran, rivaroxaban, etc.), (3) others stimulate the blood clot destruction ...Read more


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Does warfarin blood thinner block k1 and k2 vitamins? M

Does warfarin blood thinner block k1 and k2 vitamins? M

Vitamin K antagonist: In medical school, we memorized clotting cascade. Warfarin works by blocking (formation of) vitamin K dependent factors (http://goo. Gl/LP1DwM). Therefore, the more vitamin K rich foods eg dark leafy greens that you consume, the greater the dose of warfarin that you'll need. That's why it's also important to eat same am't daily (or none at all) to keep blood thinness just right (as measured by INR) ...Read more

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Can you take vitamin C when taking the blood thinner xarelto?

Can you take vitamin C when taking the blood thinner xarelto?

Xarelto - Vitamin C: There were no interactions reported between Ascorbic Acid (vitamin c) and rivaroxaban (xarelto). As far as is known in the literature, it is safe to take. Always listen to your body though, if you develop a reaction, notify your physician. ...Read more

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Is vitamin K supplement a blood thinner or a blood thickener? Should I take vitamin k2 supplement while I am taking vitamin D 2000IU supplement?

Is vitamin K supplement a blood thinner or a blood thickener? Should I take vitamin k2 supplement while I am taking vitamin D 2000IU supplement?

Neither: Hi. Vitamin K is required for gamma-carboxylation of glutamic acid in the clotting factors. Too little vit. K makes you unable to make the clotting factors. This is basically how warfarin works. But clotting factors are tightly regulated, and taking a vit. K supplement if you're not deficient will have no effect on clotting. ...Read more

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Does prune juice have enough vitamin K to affect my warfarin blood thinner?

Does prune juice have enough vitamin K to affect my warfarin blood thinner?

Prune juice: Vitamin K, how much prune juice are you drinking? It would take a lot to alter your INR. One cup has a bit less than 10mcg, that's not much if that's all you are ingesting. ...Read more

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Which vitamins minerals are blood thinners?

Which vitamins minerals are blood thinners?

None of them: None of them. Ginko biloba and ginseng can make your blood a bit thinner- but they are not blood thinners. ...Read more

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I take blood thinners should I stay away from foods high in vitamin k?

I take blood thinners should I stay away from foods high in vitamin k?

Coumadin (warfarin): If you are taking Coumadin (warfarin) then you are right. If you take such good then have your INR checked and then take those foods on a consistent basis. So either take them and continue to or never consume them. Have to pick one of two and get your INR checked. ...Read more

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Are vitamin b complex and omega 3-6-9 blood thinners?

Are vitamin b complex and omega 3-6-9 blood thinners?

Yes: Omega 3 fatty acids have a mild blood thinning property. You list pulmonary embolism as one of your conditions. It definitely wouldn't be enough anticoagulant to treat that very serious condition. B-complex does not have anticoagulant properties. If you are taking coumadin/warfarin, tell your doctor about all the medications and supplements you are taking. ...Read more

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Do blood thinners really make your blood thinner?

No: Blood thinner is a colloquial term for anticoagulants that reduce the propensity of blood to clot.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Drink enough water daily so that your urine is mostly colorless.
Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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Is wine a blood thinner?

No but: It is associated with a lower risk of heart disease if taken regularly in moderation. ...Read more

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Can I have wine while taking a blood thinner?

Blood thinner: Yes. You can have very limited amount. Because if you are under its influence and fall, then you could have bleeding problems. ...Read more

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Can you have botox if you are on a blood thinner?

Can you have botox if you are on a blood thinner?

Botox: Botox given to patients taking blood thinners may result in more bruising than Botox given to those who don't use of blood thinners. ...Read more

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Can u take suboxone and a blood thinner together?

Can u take suboxone and a blood thinner together?

As prescribed by Dr: In my experience, Suboxone can be safely co-administered with commonly prescribed blood thinners such as aspirin, heparin, plavix, (clopidogrel) xarelto, warfarin, pradaxa, etc. One should always consult the prescribing physician in such circumstances as there may be other factors to consider. ...Read more

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Is it okay to take curcuma comsa while being on a blood thinner?

Is it okay to take curcuma comsa while being on a blood thinner?

Curcuma: It is not ok to take this herb while on blood thinners as you could be more prone to bleeding. ...Read more

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Is it possible for me to take Excedrin with blood thinner medication?

Excedrin: Excedrin contains Aspirin which can potentiate anticoagulants by inhibiting platelet function. Taking Aspirin with anticoagulants is possible but should not be done without consulting your doctor. ...Read more

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I am wondering what herbs or vitamins are good to increase the blood flow?

I am wondering what herbs or vitamins are good to increase the blood flow?

They say...: Gingko helps with this but. I think many studies ahve been done and none show any measureable result. ...Read more

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Does someone need to be prescribed a blood thinner following an endarterectomy?

Does someone need to be prescribed a blood thinner following an endarterectomy?

Maybe: It depends on the individual patient. Some people are very bad candidates for blood thinners because they have a history of ulcers, bleeds in the brain, etc. This choice should be discussed with the surgeon that does the endarterectomy. ...Read more

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How long can I expect to live having aps and being on blood thinner from 18 and onwards? Assuming I do everything right and regulate my diet?

How long can I expect to live having aps and being on blood thinner from 18 and onwards? Assuming I do everything right and regulate my diet?

Unknown: None of us know how long we will live. If you control the disease with consistent anticoagulation, you chances of additional clotting episodes becomes much less. No one has, to my knowledge, calculated the life expectancy of individiuals with you disease. ...Read more

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Can I get a tattoo while taking a blood thinner?

Can I get a tattoo while taking a blood thinner?

Tattoo: Getting a tattoo is always an infection risk. If there's bleeding, it will be considerably worse when taking anticoagulants. Not a good idea. ...Read more

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Is folic acid a blood thinner?

Is folic acid a blood thinner?

No: Folic acid helps in the function of the cells in your body. Not a blood thinner. ...Read more

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Does lemon act as blood thinner?

No: This is silly stuff made up by unscrupulous people who want to sound like they're trying to help you stay healthy. It's basically all totally made up. Nice people like you are reluctant to believe people would be so crooked. But they are. ...Read more

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Could a blood thinner cause loss of hair?

Could a blood thinner cause loss of hair?

Yes: Hair loss of a variable degree can occur with warfarin (coumadin) use- it can range from thinning to major loss. Typically this is not common and hair regrwoth happens once the blood thinner is stopped. There are newer oral alternatives to warfarin which are available and their use can be discussed with your doctor. ...Read more

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Is Excedrin as good a blood thinner as aspirin?

Is Excedrin as good a blood thinner as aspirin?

No: Most Excedrin formulations contain 250 mg aspirin, with Acetaminophen and caffeine. Aspirin for prevention of cardiovascular events, is usually dosed at 81mg or 325 mg. The other ingredients are unnecessary and carry their own risks. Caffeine, in particular, may raise blood pressure. Aspirin has risks also. Make sure you really need it by discussing the risks and benefits with your doctor. ...Read more

Minerals (Definition)

Your body uses minerals to stay healthy and perform vital functions like bone development. Eating a healthy diet full of variety is the best way to the ...Read more