Aspirin is called a blood thinner because it prevents blood platelets from sticking together and forming clots, according to MedlinePlus. The medicine does not actually thin blood. More »

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Aspirin is often recommended for individuals with high blood pressure, according to WebMD. Aspirin can be quite effective at preventing heart attack at even low doses when taken daily. More »

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Aspirin is a blood thinner. Aspirin is an anti-platelet medication that thins the blood by preventing blood cells from clotting, according to MedlinePlus. Doctors may recommend aspirin or other blood-thinning medications... More »

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Blood platelet aggregation is commonly treated with anticoagulant medicines or blood thinners, such as heparin, aspirin and warfarin, according to MedlinePlus. These blood-thinning treatments work by preventing platelets... More »

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According to MedicineNet, blood clots form when blood platelets go to an injured area. Chemicals are released that cause a clotting cascade. Fibrin, which is a sort of mesh, is formed. More »

Blood clot formation is the result of a series of chemical interactions in which platelets and proteins in plasma work together to stop bleeding, according to the American Society of Hematology. Platelets form a plug to ... More »

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CoQ10 is not a blood thinner, but some researchers believe that it can help in preventing the formation of blood clots, according to the University of Maryland Medical Center. However, CoQ10 supplements make blood-thinni... More »

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