Integrative view of clotting: two big points often missed

Many of you may end up on blood thinners that can create a lot of problems. Their side effects may at times be fatal. A careful study of your clotting parameters in the liver and bone marrow are often part of the thorough evaluation needed before starting those drugs.

This is all well and good.

But, two huge points are missed in evaluating your clotting problems:

GUT PROBLEMS and

METABOLIC PROBLEMS, like Pre Diabetes and Fatty Liver.

The drug you may end up taking may have different effects on you because of these two neglected issues. An adverse outcome may be blamed on your genes, without considering these two extremely common problems. It goes without saying that addressing these problems is critical before starting blood thinners. Of course, in serious clotting cases they must be started immediately. Hopefully they are addressed later when the dust settles.

Practical tips:

SEE AN INTEGRATIVE DOCTOR FOR A SECOND OPINION ON BLOOD THINNERS

DO NOT TAKE A BABY ASPIRIN UNTIL YOUR DOCTOR HAS EVALUATED YOUR COST-BENEFIT ANALYSIS.

DRINK CURCUMIN TEA, the best natural blood thinner IF cleared by your doctor.

A Gut Feeling about Thrombosis N Engl J Med 2016; 374:2494
Plasma levels of trimethylamine-N-oxide (TMAO), derived from dietary nutrients, are associated with atherothrombotic disease. Experiments in mice suggest that the mechanism involves platelet activation and show that the gastrointestinal microbiota influence plasma TMAO levels.

Association Between the Metabolic Syndrome, Its Individual Components, and Unprovoked Venous Thromboembolism: Results of a Patient-Level Meta-Analysis
J. Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol. 2014;34:2478

Hugo Rodier, MD is an integrative physician based in Draper, Utah who specializes in healing chronic disease at the cellular level by blending proper nutrition, lifestyle changes, & allopathic practices when necessary.

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