Alternative Names: Bleeding Disorder, Bleeding Diathesis, Tendency to Bleed
A bleeding tendency (excessive, delayed, or spontaneous bleeding) may signify serious underlying disease.
In cases of children or infants with a suspected bleeding disorder, the family history of susceptibility to bleeding should be examined.
The underlying cause of a bleeding tendency should be diagnosed whenever possible.
An organized approach to this problem is essential. Urgent management may be required.
All investigated causes being absent, you should avoid large quantities of those supplements that reduce platelet aggregation and promote easier bleeding, especially when using any blood-thinning medication. Examples of these include: tocotrienols, fish oils, curcumin, gingko biloba, grapes and grape juice, testosterone, Coumadin, vitamin E over 300IU/day, vitamin B6 over 150-200mg per day, too many essential fatty acids, garlic, taurine and gugulipids. Aspirin and some NSAIDS should be used with caution.
Aspirin thins the blood and can increase bleeding.
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