Blood thinners are medicines that help prevent blood clots. Al though they are called blood thinners, they don't really thin the blood. They slow down the time it takes for a blood clot to form.You have to be careful when you take blood thinner medicines. They can raise the risk of serious bleeding. But you can do some simple things to help prevent problems. This Actionset is about all blood thinner medicines except warfarin (Coumadin). There are some extra steps you have to take if you take warfarin. To learn more, see Warfarin: Taking Your Medicine Safely. What is a blood thinner? Why must you be careful when taking blood thinners? How do you take blood thinner medicine safely? Where to go from hereReturn to topic:Atrial FibrillationCoronary Artery DiseaseDeep Vein ThrombosisHeart Attack and Unstable AnginaHeart FailurePulmonary EmbolismStrokeTransient Ischemic Attack
Warfarin is a pill that you take regularly to help prevent blood clots or to keep a clot from getting bigger. Coumadin is the common brand name for warfarin.To ensure that warfarin is effectively thinning your blood, it's important to eat about the same amount of vitamin K every day. Vitamin K normally helps your blood clot so wounds don't bleed too much. Warfarin works against vitamin K, making your blood clot more slowly. So warfarin and vitamin K work against each other in your body. That is why, when you take warfarin, it's important that you not suddenly eat a lot more or a lot less vitamin K-rich food than you usually do.How to get a steady amount of vitamin KIt's up to you how much vitamin K you choose to eat. For example, if you already eat a lot of leafy green vegetables, that's fine. Just keep it about the same amount each day. And if you take a multivitamin that contains vitamin K, be sure you take it every day. Check with your doctor before you make big changes in
Warfarin is a medicine that helps prevent blood clots. Because it prevents clots,it also helps prevent heart attacks,strokes,and other problems caused by blood clots. It's important to know how to take warfarin safely. What is warfarin? Why is safety an issue when you take warfarin? How do you take warfarin safely? Where to go from here Aortic Valve Regurgitation Atrial Fibrillation ...
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