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What does asprin do to your blood?

Aspirin therapy reduces the clumping action of platelets – possibly preventing heart attack and stroke! Thanks for asking ! Any Suggestions here?

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  1. Leigha Reply:

    How Does Aspirin Affect the Body?. Aspirin is one of the most common over-the- counter drugs out there, and chances Aspirin limits the prostaglandins that are produced in the blood, which reduce What Does Testerone Do to Your Body? Source:http://www.ehow.com/how-does_4564644_aspirin-affect-body.html

  2. Layne Reply:

    Aspirin therapy reduces the clumping action of platelets – possibly preventing heart attack and stroke.

  3. Adaline Reply:

    Asprin lowers the level of a group of substances called prostaglandins. Prostaglandins promote pain, inflammation, fever and other icky things, so getting rid of some of them thins your blood and helps with relief. Source:http://www.chacha.com/question/how-does-asprin-thin-your-blood

  4. Ruby Reply:

    Aspirin helps thin the blood allowing the circulatory system more freedom to work. Source:http://www.chacha.com/question/what-does-asprin-do-for-your-heart-and-blood

  5. Tenesha Reply:

    Food with high amounts of substances called salicylates, omega-3 fatty acids and vitamin E supplements. Source:http://www.chacha.com/question/what-will-thin-your-blood-besides-asprin

  6. Lena Reply:

    is there a asprin warning label asprin and asprin products, children pepto? my son ate one rolaid on rolaids, my son is allergic to, so im just worried. he once had a allergic

  7. Lexie Reply:

    Hello There,I am very sorry for your current situation and I would like to explain some very important aspects of ASA (acetylsalicylic acid or aspirin)! I will first give a very brief introduction to ASA! Please just keep reading and I hope you will understand everything!Terms:ASA = AspirinCOX = cyclooxygenasePGs = Prostaglandins (Many many different kinds); prostaglanding H2 is one such sub-type!ACE = Angiotension Converting EnzymeNSAIDS = Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory DrugsFirst of all, ASA blocks two enzymes called COX-1 and COX-2! These two enzymes (COX-1/2) are responsible for prostaglandings synthesis (formation)! These PGs are important in many bodily functions! They are responsible for pain perception, formation of the protective mucosal barrier in our stomachs etc! COX-1 is also responsible in part for platelet agregation through the synthesis of PGH2 helping to synthesize thromboxane A2 (TXA2)! By blocking these enzymes you get the pain relief etc Stomach ulcers due to ASA use is due to the blocking of COX-1! This is why those that have risk for a heart attack are told to take 81mg of ASA; remember it blocks PGH2 and therefore you do not get TXA2 formation and as a result platelets cannot form properly which means less formation of clots! Keep in mind that ASA blocks COX-1/2 irreversibly (cannot reverse the reaction)!Now for what you need to know about blood pressure! Ironically, taking an aspirin can lead to a minor increase in blood pressure! Let me explain!Very simply, blood pressure is controlled through a multitude of factors, one of which is the renin-angiotensin system! This is why we use ACE inhibitors to help control this renin-angiotensin system! This system is sensitive to how the kidney reacts! What I mean is that something called Glomerular Perfusion (how much blood the kidney gets) can have a very big impact on the production of this renin! PGs keep the kidney perfusion open (vasodilate the arteries that give the kidney its blood)! In fact PGs help vasodilate (open the arteries) systemically (throughout the body) and in a strange way can lead to a minor increase in blood pressure! This is normally not a problem but in the case of your husband it could pose a problem! Under treatment for high blood pressure, the use of NSAIDS is not a problem because the increase is minimal, but it is still there! In fact we use ASA when we believe a patient is having a heart attack because of its anti-clot formation activity!I would also like to inform you that ulcers of the tongue will not be likely! NSAIDS do not cause ulceration of the mouth mucosa, only stomach lining!Best wishes with your husband!DanielR1 Medical Resident

  8. Bethanie Reply:

    Ibuprofen and Aspirin do have blood thinning qualities but u have to watch it and do not mix those together or your blood may get too thin and wont be able to

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