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Deep Vein Thrombosis

Deep Vein Thrombosis

  • What is Vein, Superficial Vein, Deep Vein?

    A vein is a blood vessel that carries deoxygenated blood towards the heart from the tissues. There are superficial and deep veins. Superficial veins are closer to the surface of the body, under the skin. Deep veins lie deeper in the body, underneath the muscles.

  • Which are the specific things that affect my INR value?

    • DIET: Vitamin K lowers your INR. Foods rich in Vitamin K are dark green leafy vegetables, cabbage, cauliflower etc. which need to be boiled and drained; and Oats, Peas, Ground nuts, Soya Bean, Wheat bran, capsicum, garlic, liver and asafoetida. You need to take your doctor’s advice before taking a nutritional supplements or vitamin tablets.

      HEALTH: Your INR value increases, if you have fever (> 101*F) or nausea, vomiting/ diarrhea for more than 2 days.

      ALCOHOL: When you take alcohol while on medication, it interferes with the liver and its functions. This increases your INR considerably leading to even bleeding. DO not drink alcohol on a daily basis or exceed two drinks at a time.

      OTHER HERBAL / ALTERNATIVE MEDICINES: Chances are that these medicines may interact with the prescribed allopathic medicines.

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