drsclafani wrote:SofiaK wrote:Why would blood thinners be needed because of treatment?
Did Dr. Zamboni ever use them? I don't recall this.
ballooning the vein causes trauma to it. it opens the lining and exposes the muscle layer to the blood. this can lead to clotting. therefore the blood thinners are needed until the lining heals. Dr. Zamboni used blood thinners for a few weeks , i think two or three. I am using them for three weeks. others use aspirin which prevents the platelets from ssticking to the wall as the initial line of bodily defense fro the injury we cause by venoplasty
Side effects and complications of taking aspirin include:
* Hemorrhagic stroke. While daily aspirin can help prevent a clot-related stroke, it may increase your risk of a bleeding stroke (hemorrhagic stroke).
* Gastrointestinal bleeding. Daily aspirin use increases your risk of developing a stomach ulcer. And, if you have a bleeding ulcer, taking aspirin will cause it to bleed more, perhaps to a life-threatening extent.
* Allergic reaction. If you're allergic to aspirin, taking any amount of aspirin can trigger a serious allergic reaction.
* Ringing in the ears (tinnitus) and hearing loss. Too much aspirin (overdosing) can cause tinnitus and eventual hearing loss in some people.
If you're taking aspirin and need a surgical procedure or dental work, be sure to tell the surgeon or dentist that you take daily aspirin and how much. Otherwise you risk excessive bleeding during surgery.
The Food and Drug Administration also warns that people who regularly take aspirin should limit the amount of alcohol they drink because of its additional blood-thinning effects and potential to upset your stomach. If you take daily aspirin therapy, you should not have more than one drink a day if you're a woman or two drinks a day if you're a man.
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