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Why Is My Blood So Thin
I know that alcohol effects INR but does it have the same effect on blood thinness? If my INR was low could I take a shot to counteract anygreenstaken
Depends: The INR is a measure of how thin your blood is. When alcohol effects your INR it is causing your blood to become more thin. A low INR means that your blood is thicker. A high INR means your blood is thinner. If your INR is too low i.e. Too thick i.e. Not anticoagulated, then there are treatment options to anticoagulate including an injectable medications. You should discuss with your doctor. ...Read more
I am a brain stroke patient taking blood thinners and start having red rashes on my feet. Like blood coming out of veins due to thinness. What to do?
See your doctor: If you are taking blood thinner and have signs of either a red rash you need to see your doctor as soon as possible to make sure you do not have a hematological problem that was induced by the blood thinner. ...Read more
No: I'm sorry that there are people out there who are trying to frighten you by telling you foolish things. There's nothing "spiritual" about this kind of superstition. Male pattern baldness is genetic and correlates with how much chest hair you got. Your muscle development is a mix of genetics and how much resistance training you do. Embrace your masculinity and talk with someone sensible - even dad. ...Read more
Use weights: Depending on your age and strength, use weights to do arm exercises--certain exercises build up your biceps and others your triceps. Start with 10 lb weights if you have never done it before and do 15 repetitions. Use internet to look up how. Also good nutrition, make sure you take in a balanced diet of whole grain, fruits, vegetables, and lean protein which will help build healthy muscle. ...Read more
Does the thickness/thinness of a lens effect how likely your glasses will slide down when you blink?
Sometimes...: Sometimes, but more important is the fit of the nosepiece and frame arms that tuck around your ears. There are lighter weight plastics that aren't as heavy, even with higher prescriptions. The position of the frames should be checked where you purchased them. Blinking shouldn't move your glasses. ...Read more
My daughter just turned 13 and weights about 87 or 86 pounds, and is 1.59 m tall. She eats well, but is obsessed with thinness. What should I do?
See doc: To talk to her about the issue and determine if she is in medical danger by being so thin. ...Read more
I am 21 year old. I am an engineer. Because of thinness I look very ugly. How do I increase my body size?
Thin build: If you were genetically born to be thin, there is not much you can do about it. Provided you maintain a healthy diet abiding by consumption of correct calorie and nutrient requirements, you may be able to enhance your look by engaging in physical activities to promote muscle growth. Working out5-7x a week (both isotonic and isometric exercises) will improve muscle tone and increase muscle girth. ...Read more
Why do skinniest models fit the beauty ideal of thinness.? Does media view justify thier harsh criticism of regular girls?
No: The liberal media has done more to damage our health than we can imagine. They glamorize the skinny models and at the same time support the advertisement of poisonous foods with sugar, chemicals and pesticides. Our society is confused by this and that is why we have such a dliemma with our weight - both over and under. Rejoice in your healthy weight, and turn a deaf ear to the media! ...Read more
My bmi is about 15 (175cm and 46kg), thinness seems to 'run in the family', but should I be worried about my weight?
Yes,: It can still be familial, but your BMI is really low, you want to be evaluated for reasons to be thin, you didn't mention your age, and I am not sure if you have other symptoms, as whether you feel weak, your menses, other bodily functions, habitus etc. You may want to start with your primary doctor who would refer you to an Endocrinologist, good luck ...Read more
I am so thin. About 65 kg and 190 cm. I tried a lot of programs to get rid of thinness but all my efforts failed. What should I do?
Have thyroid checked: Make sure that you see a doctor and have some blood tests done including a thyroid test. If all is normal then calculate how many calories you are eating in a day on your current diet. Then add enough food to add 500 extra calories a day. This should help you gain weight over the next few months. Good luck. ...Read more
Does a "fast metabolism" and natural thinness mean a shorter life span (according to studies it makes your body work harder and tire) true? : (
Probably: Animals like the sloth have a longer lifespan than others with a faster metabolism. This may correlate with the sleep profile. Under 6 hours and over 8 hours gives a shorter lifespan than between those figures. I think that this means that a median is right for everything--- yin and yang. ...Read more
What happens when allograph tissue material is placed between my gums and teeth roots and it does not work due to the thinness of my gums?
Evaluate: If the bone plate is thin, you may need a block bone graft instead. Get another opinion. ...Read more
My spinal disk connecting neck to head has a slight congenital thinness. Should I be concerned about a mild chronic neck pain?
No as disc space: Narrowing is a sign of us aging in terms of the spine which has been demonstrated to begin as early as 10 years of age with males showing signs on x-rays at an earlier age than females with smoking accelerating these changes as well as trauma and genetic basis. Don't sweat over the minor pain ...Read more
Long distance running vs. Walking abunch of miles everyday. Which of the two would have more of an effect on skinniness of the legs and also the thinness of the bones?
Well: Running will not be good for thin legs and if the bones are frail it may cause more harm than good. You want to do cardio, maybe use a stairmaster and do wieght bearing excercises that strengthen bone and increase muscle mass. Brisk walking is good for your heart and endurance but if you want real physcial change involving increased muscle tone, wt bearing will need to b involved. Gd luc. ...Read more
I have partial thinness ACL tear with buckling of PCL & grade-2 MRI changes. After 2 years I still feel pain & looseness inside my knee after walk &run?
Just water: Ice is just water and unless you are talking about gallons every day, it has no real effect on blood viscosity. If you crave ice, though, it can be a sign of iron deficiency anemia so I would relay the fact you eat a lot of ice to your doctor next time you are in for an exam. Anemia is very common in teen girls because periods have started and they tend not to get enough iron to replace that blood ...Read more
My blood is super thin. When I get the smallest scrape, it bleeds like crazy! What foods naturally thicken my blood, & are there foods I should avoid?
Get a consultation: Coagulation is a very complex process. There are numerous causes of bleeding. You need to see a hematologist for an evaluation. ...Read more
If you just eat flax seeds this will have minimal if any effect on blood clotting. However, flax seed oil is a mild natural blood thinner, making reducing platelet adhesiveness and thus reducing tendency of blood to clot. Thus, if you grind flax seeds before eating them you will release the oil and it will act as a blood thinner.
See http://umm. Edu/health/medical/altmed/supplement/flaxseed-oil. ...Read more
Dispirin: This is a brand of aspirin. Many sources agree that 81mg of aspirin daily is safe and hekps keep the blood thin. ...Read more
Severe flow, clots, pain x3 yrs. Always reg, 10 days after cycle end=thin, bright blood, no pain, few sm clots x5 days. No sex >2 months. Should I be worried?
Thinned blood: You are asking what to do if your blood is too thin? Correct. The answer will depend on why your blood is too thin. If the blood is too thin because you take blood thinner- then to " thicken the blood out" a little bit - can be done in different way- by stopping the drug, or by taking something to reverse the blood thinner, or by giving infusion of coagulation protein etc. It depends on the cause. ...Read more
Not exactly: Blood actually doesn't get "thinned." what we call blood thinners are agents that decrease the ability of the blood to clot, usually used in people whose blood clots excessively. Alcohol also can impair clotting, both by damaging the liver which produces clotting agents, and by damaging bone marrow which makes platelets, the cells responsible for starting a clot in our blood. ...Read more
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