Blood Thinners Directory
Blood thinners, or anticoagulants, work by slowing down the body's blood-clotting ability. Clots cause complications when they break up and bits travel to other parts of the body. The results can be dire including stroke, clots in the lungs (called pulmonary embolism), and clots in the legs (called deep vein thrombosis). While blood thinners can't dissolve clots, they keep clots from getting larger. Plus, people who take blood thinners have to take care against cuts and injuries that may lead to excessive bleeding. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about blood thinners.
Blood Thinners 101
Blood thinners don't actually thin your blood, but they can stop blood clots from forming or growing larger. But while these drugs can save your life, they also come with their share of risks.
How to Prevent Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
Even if you're at risk, you can take steps to prevent potentially dangerous blood clots in your legs after surgery, on bed rest, and when traveling.
13 Tips for Using Blood Thinners
Blood thinners can save your life, but they can also put you in danger of bleeding. These tips should help you stay safe and healthy.
Safe Pain Relief With Aspirin Therapy
Daily aspirin therapy to protect the heart is not for everyone. Find out whether or not aspirin is right for you.