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Why Do My Inr Levels Drop When Im Stressed
Stress affects most people in some way. Acute (sudden, short-term) stress leads to rapid changes throughout the body. Almost all body systems (the heart and blood vessels, immune system, lungs, digestive system, sensory organs, and brain) gear up to meet perceived danger. These stress responses could prove beneficial in a critical, life-or-death situation. Over time, however, repeated stressful situations put a strain on the body that may contribute to physical and psychological problems. Chronic (long-term) stress can have real health consequences and should be addressed like any other health concern. Fortunately, research is showing that lifestyle changes and stress-reduction techniques can help people learn ...Read more
Is having an INR level of 1.8-1.9 safe to have; im on Coumadin (2.5mlg 4 days, 5mlg 2 days out of the week).
I'm i safe to only get my INR levels checked once a month it has only been 3 months since my dvt, what to do?
My INR level went from 3.5 2 weeks ago to 5.7 today.My diet hasn't changed, no vitamin k, i'm not really a drinker (although a week ago glass sangria.
Im hassan 43 y
i have a big thrombosis in left lower leg
at the knee level
now on warfarin. Last INR 4
how meny days nedd full rest to start move?
Check with your Dr.: Check with your doctor. Individual physicians sometimes vary regarding this. In general, outpatient treatment of dvt(deep vein thrombosis) consists of long acting Heparin analogues for several days and warfarin. They should overlap until inr is therapeutic. 7-10 days of rest should be adequate. The idea here is that endothelialization of the clot occurs and embolization is less likely. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Anything above 1.5: The inr is a measure of how "thin" the blood is, typically due to the use of prescription blood thinners such as Coumadin (warfarin). A normal inr is 1.0. Anything above that is abnormal. For people on coumadin, the typical goal inr is 2.5 to 4.0 depending on the particular condition it is being used for. ...Read more
INR: An INR of 1.6 is elevated somewhat and can be associated with increased bleeding. It is not however a level of anticoagulation which we consider adequate to treat problems associated with pathologic clotting. It could be dangerous for some people however if they for instance have low platelet counts or ineffective platelet aggregation along with the INR 1.6. ...Read more
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