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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.

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