Dr. Carolyn Chambers Clark, Award-Winning Author and Wellness Nurse Practitioner

Home, Carolyn Chambers Clark, Author and Nurse Practitioner
About Me and Wellness
Abcesses
Acne ebook - Wellness Approaches
Adrenals ebook
ADHD ebook
Healing with Affirmation & Imagery
A-fib: It's Your Heart
Aging
ALZHEIMER'S
ANIMAL WELLNESS
Anxiety & Wellness Approaches
How to tell if you suffer from anxiety and what to do about it
LIVING WELL WITH ANXIETY: What Your Doctor Doesn't Tell You That You Need to Know
Anxiety help
ARTHRITIS- Natural Approaches
IMMUNITY: Reduce infection and inflammation
Assertiveness Training & Certification
Asthma/Allergies
Autism
Babies: Help Them Grow
Back Pain
Bladder Control ebook
Bloating ebook
BLOOD THINNERS
Blood Clots
Blood Vessels
A Great Body ebook
Breasts - sagging, itching, or rash
Breast Cancer
Bullying: how to stop it
Bursitis
Calcium: why you need it and the best sources
Cancer ebook
Cancer: Selfcare and Wellness Actions to Take
Rosemary for cancer, diabetes, anxiety, bladder infections, depression, food poisoning
Carolyn Chambers Clark's Fiction Books
CARTILAGE REPAIR
Cataracts
Cholesterol-lowering drugs: The alternatives
Cholesterol: the myths
Coffee and alcoholic beverages: why you should avoid them
Colitis/Crohn's - Wellness and Selfcare Approaches
Constipation
COPD/Congestive Lung Disease
Couple Communication ebook
Cysts - Wellness and Selfcare Approaches
Depression Relief ebook
Overcome Depression Naturally
Diabetes: Selfcare and Wellness Approaches
DIAGNOSIS: What you Need to Do When You're Diagnosed
Dieting/Lose Weight
Digestion
Natural Diuretics ebook
Dr. Carolyn Chambers Clark, Internationally-Known Wellness Expert
Eczema Wellness Approaches
Editing Services - Dr. Carolyn Chambers Clark
Endometriosis - Wellness and Selfcare Approaches
Energy Drinks, Sodas, Tooth Erosion and Wellness
Environmental Toxics
Epilepsy
Fitness and Exercise for Older Adults
EXERCISE, MOVE, DON'T SIT FOR LONG -- THE WHYS
EYES- Macular Degeneration and Wellness Approaches
Fertility
Fibrocystic Breasts and Wellness Approaches
Fibroids
Fungal Infections, including Tinea Versicolor - Wellness and Selfcare Approaches
Gallbladder
Gout
Hair Loss - Wellness Approaches
Headache Relief ebook
Healing Vegetables ebook
Health Tips for Busy People ebook
Heart Intuitive Intelligence
Heart, skin, kidney, PMS and more
Heart beat, bones, and potassium
Tachycardia or Rapid Heart Beat
Heartburn (Acid Reflux)
Heart Disease and Cholesterol
Herbal teas and essential oils
Hip and Knee Replacement - Dangers and Alternatives
HIV-Aids
Humorous NOVELS
Hypertension/High blood pressure
Infertility
Kidney Cancer, Kidney Stones
Leadership & Assertiveness Consultation
LEADERSHIP survey and BOOKS
LINKS to related web sites
Liver
COPD/Lung Congestion and Lung Cancer
Lupus
Medical Tests: How Reliable and Necessary Are They?
Menopause
MENOPAUSE Book Interviewer Questions
Free Preview of Living Well with MENOPAUSE
MENOPAUSE - Book Reviews
Menopause - Contents, Living Well with Menopause
Menopause - Living Well with Menopause excerpts
MENOPAUSE - Black Cohosh
MENOPAUSE Blood Pressure
Menstrual Cramps - PMS ebook
Migraines
MS
Multiple Sclerosis: how food and exercise can help
NERVE REGENERATION
Nutritional Deficiencies - Protect Yourself From Heart Disease, Cancer, Stroke, and Diabetes
NURSES & Nursing Books
Osteoporosis and joint health
Ovarian Cysts
Pain Free ebook
Pancreatic Cancer
Panic Attacks
Parenting
Parkinson's
Perimenopausal Bleeding ebook
Phlebitis
Pituitary
Pituitary Problems
Post Partum Depression
Pre-Eclampsia
Pregnancy: From toxic load to antibiotics to discomforts of being pregnant
Pregnant or Hoping to Have a Baby? This is for you
Prostate
Rosacea
Sacroiliac pain
SCHOOL: homework, reading, teacher conferences
School Preparation Checklist
Help Your Preschool Child or Grandchild Grow
Math Concepts ebook
Helping Your Child with Homework ebook
Helping A Child Learn to Read ebook
Helping Your Child Succeed in School E-Book
Preparing for a Parent-Teacher Conference
Self-Healing and Stress Relief
Silymarin or Milk Thistle for Fatigue, Nausea, Liver, Anorexia, Muscle/Joint Pain
HEALTHY SKIN
Sleep and Sleeping Pills
Stevia - A Safe & Useful Sweetener
STROKE
Surgery and Post Surgery
Thank you for your purchase!
TESTIMONIALS
Healthy Thyroid
Vaginitis
Why your weight needs to be within the guidelines for your height
Weight Loss- Make it Permanent ebook
Archives WELLNESS NEWSLETTER
Wellness Self-Assessment
Wellness - 10 Laws
Wellness and Leadership Books
WELLNESS NEWSLETTERS
Stay Well!
Wellness Approaches for Fibromyalgia
WELLNESS ASSESSMENT & CONSULTATION
Wellness Foods and Supplements Discount
Wellness Healing Group
Wellness Messages
Wellness Newsletter Archives
Wellness Self-Care & Relationship Research Blog
Whole Brain Thinking
YEAST Syndrome - Candida

SAFE BLOOD THINNERS

Although anticoagulant drugs (blood thinners) can reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke, if not carefully monitored, they can lead to hemorrhage. Also, the number of drugs reported to interact with warfarin, an anti-coagulant for blood clots, continues to expand. The consistency of reports of interactions with azole antibiotics, macrolides, quinolones, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, including selective cyclooxygenase-2 inhibitors, selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, omeprazole, lipid-lowering agents, amiodarone, and fluorouracil, suggests that coadministration with warfarin should be avoided or closely monitored. More systematic study of warfarin drug interactions in patients is urgently needed.

For more information on this study, click on http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15911722

For more information on dangers of blood thinners, click on this link: http://search.proquest.com/openview/c400694870550255ffefc708ef30e950/1?pq-origsite=gscholar

Even if you are being monitored while on blood thinners, the danger of hemorrhage is still there. No matter what drugs you are taking, you should always know the dangerous effects of any drug you are taking, be it prescribed or over the counter. Always read the insert that comes with the bottle and beware. Do not be the person who gets a prescription, gets the drug from the pharmacy, and throws out the insert in the bottle about the side effects. I know, they are in very small print and long to read, but that one action could save your life.

Always ask for the smallest dose you can take and if there are safer alternatives to the drug. Be persistent with this as doctors are tightly scheduled, but while the doctor is with you is your time to raise questions. Be sure you always know exactly why you're taking the blood thinner. For example could you eat food and drink more water to thin your blood? Be aware, doctors are not schooled in nutrition, so you may have to be especially persistent and provide information, e.g., the links in this article.

One safe alternative for coumadin and other blood thinners is vitamin E. This is a vitamin found in food that can protect you against heart, brain, bone and aging conditions. Deficiency of vitamin E can result in neurological damage if your red blood cells (RBC) are not receiving sufficient antioxidant protection to survive as long as they are needed. You may not be getting sufficient vitamin E if you eat a low-fat diet. Vitamin E can be difficult to get from food if you don't eat high-fat foods like nuts, avocado and olive or coconut oils. The life span of these cells can be shortened without sufficient vitamin E and you might want to consider supplementing with viatmin E, mixed tocopherols which is also a blood thinner. For more information on vitamin E, click on:

http://www.lifescript.com/health/centers/smoking_cessation/alternative_treatments/vitamin_e_articles/vitamin_e_supplement.aspx

But, vitamin E will not only thin your blood. For information on how vitamin E can help you lower cholesterol, improve your circulation, protect against cancer, prevent infection and cataracts, and help your skin , click on this link: http://www.secretsofhealthyeating.com/what-does-vitamin-e-do.html

Be sure to talk to your health care practitioner about vitamin E if you're thinking of taking it. Ask if you can take it instead of warfarin or coumadin.

WARNNG: Be sure you are not taking 2 blood thinners at once: e.g., vitamin E AND a prescribed blood thinner or aspiring AND a prescribed blood thinner, as your blood may get too thin and you risk a chance of bleeding internally. If you find you bleed a lot with a tiny cut or can't stop the bleeding, you may be taking too much blood thinner; be sure to report this to your health care practitioner.

 If your health care provider isn't open to discussing these things with you, consider finding another doctor or perhaps nurse practition who will take the time to listen to your concerns and ideas and help you take action.

Other alternatives to the dangers of blood thinners are garlic or white willow (which aspirin is based one, but aspirin is linked with hemorrhage, too, while white willow isn't. Aspirin is the synthetic form of white willow; herbs are generally safer than synthetic drugs because they usually contain safeguards while drugs don't.

For more about why herbs are safer than drugs, go to this link: http://www.newmediaexplorer.org/sepp/2005/03/25/herbs_safer_than_pharmaceutical_medicines.htm

For more information on blood thinners and other drugs, go to this link: http://www.rxlist.com/eliquis-side-effects-drug-center.htm


This article is for educational purposes only. For treatment, consult with your health care practitioner.

Enter supporting content here

Think positive and you'll be positive!

PRIVACY POLICY
 
Google has placed ads on many pages to help me pay for this web site.They collect information about what pages you visit. If you want to know Google's privacy policy, please go to http://www.google.com/privacy_ads.html

Counter