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blood thinners

Blood conditions
November 30, 2018

Could you have a blood clot?

Your blood has one of the most important and complex jobs in your body. It flows continuously through your veins and arteries delivering nutrients and oxygen while overcoming bumps and lumps, twists and turns, all this with a fluctuating blood pressure. Sometimes, this whole commotion can lead to the formation of blood clots. Clotting can be healthy and normal - helping with wound healing - but it can also be dangerous when the blood clot forms in places where it's not needed. What is a blood clot? A blood clot is a cluster of blood that has changed from a…
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Medication & Treatment
March 14, 2017

Do you really need that aspirin?

Most of us have taken an aspirin at some point in our lives. Some of us take it every day. Aspirin is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medication (NSAID) that is used to treat fever, mild to moderate pain, and inflammation in the body. It works by blocking substances in the body that cause pain and swelling. This helps to relieve the amount of pain sensed and reduces the inflammatory response. Aspirin can also be used to lower the risk of a heart attack or stroke. It has blood-thinning properties, which means it can improve blood circulation and prevent blood clots. If…
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