Blood Platelet

Should You Take Blood-Thinning Drugs?

…this decision easier for you. Guide to Taking Blood-Thinning Drugs * Coumadin is your best therapy—mandatory even—to prevent blood clots if you have mechanical heart valves. Studies show that it’s more effective than aspirin with other anti-platelet drugs. It should also be your first choice if…

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The Health Benefits of Eating Garlic

platelet aggregation (stickiness and clumping), thus enhancing blood thinning much like aspirin or thrombolytic drugs do. Clumped platelets can render you vulnerable to heart attack and cerebrovascular strokes. In double-blind research, patients given garlic demonstrated thinner, more slippery blood

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Healthy Heart Nutrition with Dark Chocolate

…that dark chocolate has a positive impact on platelet activity similar to a baby aspirin! In addition, they identified that dark chocolate has a strong antioxidant effect, is "endothelial cell friendly," and causes relaxation of the inner lining of blood vessels. Who'd have ever guessed it? No wonder…

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Lower Your Blood Pressure Naturally with Nattokinase

…Patients who are taking blood thinners such as Coumadin (warfarin) should not take nattokinase because both products thin the blood. However, I don’t see any problem taking nattokinase if you are taking low-dose aspirin (81 mg). Aspirin causes the platelets in your blood to be less sticky, which is…

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The Truth About Fish Oil and Other Natural Omega-3 Supplements

…the risk of sudden death by 13 percent. They also noted that studies have found that omega-3s can help to lower triglycerides, reduce platelet clumping, lower blood pressure and prevent arrhythmias. The News Overlooks Important Details of This Study on Omega-3 Benefits There are factors of this study…

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Vitamin B Benefits for Your Heart

…they help to reduce harmful homocysteine levels. Homocysteine is an ugly amino acid that causes your body to lay down sticky, artery-hardening platelets in blood vessels. It results from your body's ineffective break-down of methionine, an essential amino acid found in all proteins but in greater amounts…

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Heart Health Benefits of Coconut Oil

…-chain fatty acids found in most oils—so it's heart healthy. In fact, those MCFAs have an effect similar to omega-3 fatty acids, so they make blood platelets less sticky. Researchers also demonstrated that coconut’s MCFAs can neutralize and kill many microorganisms, bacteria and viruses that are responsible…

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Eating Healthy Foods: Test Your Food IQ

…-chain fatty acids found in most oils—so it's heart healthy. In fact those MCFAs have an effect similar to omega-3 fatty acids, so they make blood platelets less sticky. As for vegetable oil, avoid it. That’s because vegetable oil is damaged in cooking, making it vulnerable to harmful oxidation. Q…

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