Anticoagulant Drugs

Anticoagulant Drugs have a blood thinning effect. Did you realize that as your platelets are moving through your blood, they are always able to find and measure levels of some of the molecules which are making themselves present? The platelets keep these chemicals in an inert state. When platelets are signaled the membranes, (outer portions) change, and all come abnormally together, releasing further aggregation. Those of us that are a diabetic tend to have the type of platelets that will cause clot formations.

Using antiplatelet drugs can be risky, and requires a doctor's constant care. The reason being is they do promote easy bleeding problems, can cause a brain hemorrhage, bleeding inside the stomach, and not to mention neutropenia. Neutropenia will cause you to have an abnormally low white blood cell count which helps you to fight infections. These drugs will also easily cause fluid retention, (edema), and as a result, you would need to lower sodium intake. Platelets are also the ingredient in your blood that will cause the onset of artherosclerosis. Artherosclerosis is a disease that causes a narrowing of the arteries. When deposits of fat, cholesterol, and calcium along with platelets are left om artery walls of damaged blood vessels, these narrow. The result is strokes, TIA's, and major heart attacks if not treated.

Taking aspirin, at least one per day, can reduce this risk. Aspirins are a good anticoagulant drug in themselves.They have just enough of a blood thinner to help the blood flow through arteries so that many of the cardiac and stroke risks are brought way down.

Avoiding excessive alcohol consumption helps the cause as well along with exercise and losing some weight.