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Medical Standard blood-thinning unit

  1. Sep 16, 2011 #1
    Vitamin E (alpha-d-tocopherol) has been shown to prevent creeping arterial occlusion*, increasing cerebral circulation and decreasing the risk of ischemic strokes at a minimum effective dose of 100IU/day**. As a blood thinner (anti-coagulant) it has been shown to increase the risk of hemorrhagic strokes at a dose of 200IU/day***.

    It would be useful to know exactly how much different substances thin the blood. Would it be necessary to include an anti-coagulant substance interaction table with this?

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  3. Sep 17, 2011 #2


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    I'm not sure what you mean, include it with what?

    EDIT: I just read the thread title again. Are you asking if there is a standard way to measure coagulation? Because I'm pretty sure there is and the value is given as a standardised International Sensitivity Index Score
    Last edited: Sep 17, 2011
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