Thick Blood: Conventional and Prescription Medications

David Berg, PhD, who is at the forefront of research being done on the relationship between thick blood and chronic conditions, has found that up to 90% of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) patients benefit from blood thinning agents. He also found that women who previously suffered from chronic miscarriages were able to carry a baby to term, after being treated for thick blood.

The following is a list of common blood thinning agents prescribed to treat thick blood:

  • Heparin – An anticoagulant drug, injected under the skin that decreases the overly thick nature of the blood to a more “normal” state. For those who have thick blood, it produces almost immediate results. Side effects may include bruising, or bleeding more easily if an injury is sustained. Heparin use can create a high potassium level in the body, so avoid any potassium supplementation while undergoing treatment. It can also interfere with the activation of vitamin D.
  • Warfarin – (Brand name Coumadin®) An oral blood thinner that is stronger than heparin. Side effects are the same as heparin. Additionally, it may cause birth defects, so women of childbearing age may consider using heparin instead. It is known to deplete vitamin K. Also, avoid supplementation with vitamin A and E while undergoing treatment with this medication. It should be noted that heparin is better than warfarin because it is an anti-platelet medication useful to those who have over-active platelets — which may be about half of those affected with thick blood.
  • Aspirin – Reduces inflammation, suppresses fever, and acts as an anticoagulant. It is known to deplete iron, folic acid, potassium, sodium, and vitamin C. Studies have also shown that use of aspirin, especially long-term usage, comes with an increased risk of gastrointestinal bleeding.

Additional Information about Thick Blood

  1. Thick Blood Overview
  2. Common causes of thick blood
  3. Common symptoms of thick blood
  4. Natural and alternative treatments for thick blood
  5. Dietary and lifestyle recommendations that may help in the treatment of thick blood
  6. Additional Reading for thick blood

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