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« on: 29/08/2007 15:15:46 »
what is it about asprin that makes it so good at thinning the blood?


 

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« Reply #1 on: 29/08/2007 16:00:17 »
I believe it lowers the clotting abilities of your bloods platelets...The doctor has me on a low dose aspirin once a day to do this to prevent a bigger stroke by thinning the blood so cloting is less likely to happen so quickly as it would normally.

It doesn't completely stop it from clotting but it makes it run or flow longer then it would normally before clotting!

This is how my Doctor tried to explain it to me. Someone correct me if thats wrong! I know there are more technical ways to explain, but that is pretty much what I was told when I started my aspirin therapy after my TIA.
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« Reply #2 on: 29/08/2007 16:13:25 »
what is it about asprin that makes it so good at thinning the blood?


Platelet do not stick together for 3-5 days...

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Low-dose, long-term aspirin use irreversibly blocks the formation of thromboxane A2 in platelets, producing an inhibitory effect on platelet aggregation. This anticoagulant property makes it useful for reducing the incidence of heart attacks. Aspirin produced for this purpose often comes in 75 or 81 mg, dispersible tablets and is sometimes called "junior aspirin" or "baby aspirin." High doses of aspirin are also given immediately after an acute heart attack. These doses may also inhibit the synthesis of prothrombin and may, therefore, produce a second and different anticoagulant effect, but this is not well understood.

...more from:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aspirin
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« Reply #3 on: 29/08/2007 16:18:38 »
Iko What is "prothrombin"???

Is this irreversible part dangerous?

("producing an inhibitory effect on platelet aggregation.")
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« Reply #4 on: 29/08/2007 16:24:31 »
If it is irreversible what do they do during necessary surgery to prevent you from bleeding to death on the table??? I am assuming that the phrase means that it permanently prevents the platelets from sticking together..., does this include new platelets..????
 

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« Reply #5 on: 29/08/2007 16:28:05 »
this all reminds me... i was supposed to get a medical alert bracelet or something a few years ago that says i'm allergic to aspirin just in case anything ever goes wrong
 

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« Reply #6 on: 29/08/2007 17:00:31 »
You best make sure you do it! That is important.. What Kind of reaction do you have..?
 

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« Reply #7 on: 29/08/2007 17:07:33 »
my throat closes up. and i get fun hives from head to toe. it's not fun
 

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« Reply #8 on: 29/08/2007 17:29:50 »
I get that with penicillin.. LOL I wheeze real bad and get hives mostly but I was a wee thing then,  but doc said don't ever take it again..LOL Or any byproducts LOL.. Your right it is no fun!

I am also allergic to codeine Makes me miserable!
 

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« Reply #9 on: 29/08/2007 17:33:26 »
i'm allergic to penicillin also
 

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« Reply #10 on: 29/08/2007 17:39:10 »
Thats not good! You must be careful as penicillin can build up its reaction and become more volatile with usage over time. You may get hives once or twice but that can jump to antifilactic..( SORRY...LOL! spell check says intergalactic ) HEE HEE HEE   shock too..! It was explained a lot better to me a long time ago... anyways always be wary if you are allergic to it as the reaction could get worse.
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« Reply #11 on: 05/02/2009 12:47:19 »
does anyone know if the blood thining properties of asprin effect the oxygen uptake levels of the lungs?
 

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« Reply #12 on: 06/02/2009 02:55:00 »
Welcome to the forum!

I don't Know, but why Not pose that question alone as a new topic and find out?

Its a good question!

Go to the top of this page and click on physiology and medicine, then hit New topic...

Then enter Title:

"How do the blood thinning properties of aspirin effect the oxygen uptake levels of the lungs?" On subject line!

Then elaborate further in your post area and submit it!
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« Reply #14 on: 06/02/2009 03:39:31 »
Nice job!

Thanks for the link!
 

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