Cece wrote:Your question about why blood thinners didn't work for MS seems like a good one. I wouldn't expect them to solve it, but there should have been an effect? Unless blood thinners have little to no effect on the reflux itself? And of course no matter how thin blood gets, it won't get through a 100% stenosed jugular.
Best of luck with that GP.
Nunzio wrote:The reason blood thinner do not help is because the term "blood thinner" is a misnomer. There are no medicine that can change your blood viscosity.
The only thing blood thinner do is to prevent clotting, so they are given to people with plaques in the carotid or coronary artery where a clot could form with disastrous consequences and, of course if you cut yourself you will bleed more profusely.
Pentoxyfilline make red blood cells more pliable and is used for people with claudication, but it helps only when blood moves through small blood vessels.
There are no medicine that can change your blood viscosity
The decrease of blood viscosity due to heparin is one of the most important and beneficial effects of it in this pathology.
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