Why are anticoagulants prescribed?
Let’s face it – blood clots can be a real pain in the behind. And by “behind,” I mean your veins and arteries. These pesky little buggers can lead to heart attacks, strokes, and even death (not exactly the most pleasant way to go). Luckily for us, medical professionals have developed a solution: anticoagulants.
But what are anticoagulants? In simple terms, they’re medication that reduces the ability of our blood to clot. Sounds like something out of a horror movie, doesn’t it? Don’t worry; there’s nothing terrifying about these life-saving drugs (unless you’re scared of needles).
Anticoagulants come in various forms such as tablets or injections and can help prevent or treat many conditions related to blood clotting disorders. So why exactly are these medications prescribed?
Have you ever heard someone say they had a stroke because of a blood clot? It happens more often than we’d like to admit. The formation of clots is normal when we cut ourselves since this is how our body protects itself from bleeding out.
However, sometimes these clots form inside an artery leading up to your brain or within your brain itself which leads us down/step further(not sure what you wanted) cerebrovascular territory,resulting in restricted/blocked blood flow and cell deterioration leading either mild/severe disability depending on severity (don’t worry about trying understand all those fancy terminologies)
Doctors who prescribe/ recommend/put forward anticoagulant therapy do so knowing/thinking there would likely be reduced chance/blockage occuring via interfering chemicals making it tougher for platelets(clot-forming proteins)to stick forming harmful bridges between one another inhibiting another twister term right here if possible xoxo 😂😂🤣
Heart Attack Prevention
Similar to the previous one, heart attacks involve 1 or several blood vessels leading up to an essential feature beginning occlusion from inflammation and sticky platelets.This can be detrimental being tied(ligatured)to circulation affecting oxygen supply,(which feeds fresh energy oxygenated-blood/cardiovascular system cell replication )leaving them starved for life-giving power. Adding anticoagulant medication raises a shield(protecting barrier) stopping most causes of abnormal clot formation rather than ‘if’ . That alone sounds like enough reason to give these nifty drugs a try.
## After Certain Surgeries
Imagine coming out of surgery filled with all sorts of emotions: relief that you’re alive, anxiety about the recovery process, and possibly some pain. On top of all that, there’s also a risk involved post-operation which is clots forming in your bloodstreams/veins due immobility.Research/investigation suggests(and sometimes advises clinicians on confirming)/opting for preventative therapy namely anticoagulants (hotshot doc-approved terminology) plays big roles in reducing said risks as patients go through rehabilitation quicker and get back on their feet faster.
While there are various reasons why anticoagulant medications are prescribed—sometimes it’s just genetics. If you suffer/have been diagnosed/grapple with hereditary coagulation abnormalities, taking specific doses/regimens/schedules will keep factors balanced and reduce risks stemming from clots that may occur where normal testing would likely miss/not catch under radar.(asymptomatic cases).
There isn’t always something one person did wrong that led to ongoing/persistent disease processes/clotting disorders resulting in planned appointments/(colonoscopies ,biopsies etc.)….that’s why they called it inherited(Inherent traits passed down familial lineages 😂😂 do I deserve another A+?)
Don’t forget this isn’t an exhaustive list but sometimes discussing with a trained and certified medical expert for possible options out there could lead to maximized outcomes.