Those who use blood thinners should be careful when consuming cherries
Reminding that due to the blood-thickening effect of the coronavirus, blood thinners, especially aspirin, are recommended by physicians in this period, Cardiology Specialist Prof. Dr. Nuri Kurtoğlu warned that excessive consumption of cherries while using these drugs may cause unexpected bleeding.
- Those who use blood thinners should be careful when consuming cherries
Cardiology Specialist Prof. Dr. Nuri Kurtoğlu said, “Fruits with a high salicylic acid content, red fruits such as cherries, cranberries, blueberries, sour cherries, oranges, and tangerines, which are widely used in winter, and pineapple also have blood-thinning properties. These can cause stomach and urinary tract bleeding, as well as more fatal intracranial hemorrhages.
“GET PERIODIC BLOOD TESTS”
Underlining that people using these drugs should ask their physicians which fruits they can and cannot eat, Prof. Dr. Nuri Kurtoğlu, While consuming these fruits, it is necessary to choose the sizes very carefully and to avoid excessive consumption. Some vegetables also contain blood thinners. If we need to classify these vegetables, turmeric, ginger, thyme, mint… How much blood thinners dilute the blood can be predicted with periodic blood tests. I recommend that people who consume these fruits and vegetables have their check-ups done at more frequent intervals. Urine and stomach bleeding, changes in the color of urine, blood coming from the mouth and nose, bleeding from the stool make us suspect internal bleeding. In particular, patients using warfarin sodium should have their tests called INR done at regular intervals.
Cardiology Specialist Prof. Dr. Nuri Kurtoglu
prof. Dr. Kurtoğlu said, “It is not possible to achieve this effect with fruit without using drugs. It is important to use drugs in some chronic patients. He warned that ‘we can do this with fruits and vegetables instead of medicine’ is not a very correct and logical approach.
USE A PHYSICIAN’S ADVICE
Stating that especially infection and chest diseases specialists recommend aspirin and some blood thinners during the Coronavirus period, Prof. Dr. Kurtoglu said:
“Due to the blood-thickening effects of the Corona virus, physicians prescribe aspirin and some blood thinners. These drugs should be used under the supervision of a physician and within the prescribed time. As a cardiologist, I recommend low-dose aspirin to prevent heart attacks and strokes in people with cardiovascular disease. With these drugs, it is possible to prevent strokes by 50 percent and heart attacks by 30 percent. However, these drugs should be used with the advice of a physician.
Cardiovascular disease, also known as heart disease, refers to a range of conditions that affect the heart and blood vessels. It is one of the leading causes of death worldwide. Some common types of cardiovascular disease include:
1. Coronary artery disease: This occurs when there is a buildup of plaque in the arteries supplying blood to the heart. It can lead to chest pain (angina), heart attacks, and heart failure.
2. Hypertensive heart disease: This refers to heart conditions caused by high blood pressure. Chronic hypertension can lead to an enlarged heart, heart failure, or other complications.
3. Stroke: A stroke occurs when the blood supply to the brain is disrupted, either due to a blockage or bleeding. It can cause temporary or permanent neurological damage, depending on the severity.
4. Heart failure: This condition occurs when the heart cannot pump enough blood to meet the body’s needs. It can be caused by various factors, including coronary artery disease, hypertension, or damage to the heart muscle.
5. Arrhythmias: Arrhythmias are irregular heart rhythms that can affect the heart’s ability to pump blood efficiently. They can be characterized by a too fast, too slow, or irregular heartbeat.
Risk factors for cardiovascular disease include smoking, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, obesity, sedentary lifestyle, unhealthy diet, family history, and age. However, many cases of cardiovascular disease can be prevented or managed through lifestyle changes, such as regular exercise, a healthy diet, not smoking, maintaining a healthy weight, managing stress, and controlling blood pressure and cholesterol levels.
If you have concerns about cardiovascular disease, it is essential to consult with a healthcare professional for a proper diagnosis and guidance on prevention or treatment options specific to your situation.