Anticoagulant

Definition of Anticoagulant:

A substance that prevents or delays blood clots (coagulation).  Examples: Heparin (endogenous), Dicumarol and Warfarin (drugs), Melilotus (coumarin-containing).

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Anticoagulant / Blood Thinner

...as a treatment
“...Another type of anticoagulant is the direct thrombin inhibitor...”

Astragalus Root

...as a treatment
“...Saponins have an anticoagulant effect that can prevent the development of blood clots that may lead to heart attacks and stroke...”
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Bladderwrack

...as a treatment
“...to test tube and animal studies, this appears to give fucoidan several properties, such as lowering LDL cholesterol levels, lowering blood glucose levels, anti-inflammatory activity, possible anticoagulant effects, and antibacterial and anti-HIV activity...”

Cleavers

...as a treatment
“...As the plant dries, coumarin (C9H6O2) is released; therefore, it should not be taken with other anticoagulant medications...”

Ginger Root

...as a treatment
“...Also, it is a very mild anticoagulant and contains twelve potent antioxidants...”

Heparin

...as a treatment
“Heparin is a naturally-occurring anticoagulant produced by basophils and mast cells...”

Hypercoagulation (Thickened Blood)

...recommendation Heparin
“Heparin or another anticoagulant may be used as the primary blood thinner...”

Interstitial Cystitis

...recommendation Heparin
“Sublingual heparin (1000 units daily) has helped some people; at this dose there is no chance of anticoagulant consequences...”
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Mesenteric Ischemia

...the condition
“...Those with vein thrombosis may initially be treated with anticoagulant medications such as heparin or warfarin, with surgery being used if they do not improve...”

Peripheral Vascular Disease

...the condition
“...Medications may be required and include ... Anticoagulant medications prevent blood clotting for those at risk...”

Phlebitis / Thrombophlebitis

...the condition
“...They are closely related to the anticoagulant drug heparin...”

Poor Circulation

...the condition
“...If you must take anticoagulant drugs, regular monitoring may be required to steer clear of bleeding problems...”

Pulmonary Embolism

...the condition
“...Treatment and Prevention: The immediate treatment for pulmonary embolism is anticoagulant therapy to dissolve the clot and return blood flow...”

Tendency To Nosebleeds

...the condition
“...Nosebleeds can also be caused by the following ... Blood thinner (anticoagulant) use, such as Warfarin, Heparin, Coumadin, Plavix, or aspirin...”

Vitamin E

...as a treatment
“...Counter-Indicators and Warnings: Caution: If you are taking anticoagulants, you should not take vitamin E supplements because vitamin E has its own anticoagulant properties...”
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