Post Procedure - Some advice that I read

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Post Procedure - Some advice that I read

Postby Gordon » Fri Nov 19, 2010 8:32 am

When on a anticoagulant be very cautious of cabbage and cauliflower for they are antithrombotic....

Caution against garlic as well, see below for details....pulled this off the net as "drug interactions between garlic and plavix" ... 5-360.html

Garlic may potentiate the effects of anticoagulants, platelet inhibitors and thrombolytic agents, possibly increasing the risk of bleeding. Garlic has been shown in some studies to have antithrombotic effects and may increase fibrinolysis, decrease platelet aggregation, and increase prothrombin time. Antiplatelet activity is present in garlic powder, aged garlic preparations, garlic oil, and fresh garlic (more so raw than when it is cooked). There have been isolated reports of bleeding complications associated with chronic, high dietary intake of garlic, as well as reports suggesting an interaction between warfarin and garlic resulting in increased INR.

MANAGEMENT: Patients should consult a healthcare provider before taking any herbal or alternative medicine. In general, consumption of garlic supplements and large amounts of garlic should preferably be avoided during use of coagulation-modifying agents. In patients who have used this herb extensively prior to receiving anticoagulation, antiplatelet or thrombolytic therapy, the potential for an interaction should be considered. Close clinical and laboratory observation for hematologic complications is recommended. Patients should be advised to promptly report any signs of bleeding to their physician, including pain, swelling, headache, dizziness, weakness, prolonged bleeding from cuts, increased menstrual flow, vaginal bleeding, nosebleeds, bleeding of gums from brushing, unusual bleeding or bruising, red or brown urine, or red or black stools.
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Postby blossom » Fri Nov 19, 2010 2:44 pm

well, call me dummy or whatever. but looks like there again i screwed up in this case. as i was put on plavix for 3 mo. came home and continued to eat all the good healthy stuff. i had always for yrs ate a lot of garlic raw and cooked. hit the cabbage and the good veggies like broccli etc. and, fortunatly i rarely even caught a cold. so, being garlic has a natural antibiotic effect i figured hit it hard as i was around hodpitals etc. and had had angioplasty. didn't want to get sick too.

so, hopefully i didn't do too much harm. i know while on the plavix my body looked like someone had beat me up. i'll be getting another doppler soon i hope and hope no clots and there's flow.

my thoughts are that the ones doing the ccsvi angio.'s should be getting more personal with people before and after as far as their med's and eating etc. and be explaining more in depth what to do and not do. or at least a little pamphlet saying do's and don'ts when it comes to certain things. most leave pretty clueless and there is too much that we are winging. i can't be the only one that was not aware of this until Gordon posted it.

all of us probably have some savy about nutrition vitamins herbs etc.
but i'm certainly no expert. some are, and probably think well why wouldn't you do your home work. well i did do some homework but it really sounded so simple at that time. hopefully as the treatment is done more the places doing it will provide a little more info. and input on things that could have an effect for good or bad on a procedure they are doing and the desired results.
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