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Natural blood thinners are substances that reduce blood's ability to form clots.

Natural Blood Thinning Supplements, Foods, and Drinks

Overview Natural blood thinners are substances that reduce blood’s ability to form clots. Although blood clotting is necessary, sometimes the blood may clot excessively, which can lead to potentially fatal complications. Certain medical conditions such as congenital heart defects may make it necessary to take the blood-thinning medication in order to lower their chances of a …

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Cholesterol LDL HDL

Cholesterol levels LDL, HDL, Treatment and Prevention

What is Cholesterol? If you’re reading this, you probably care about your wellbeing and the function cholesterol may play. That’s a significant first step. So, what is cholesterol? What exactly does it do? What are LDL and HDL cholesterol? Cholesterol is a waxy substance. It is not inherently “bad”. Your body needs it to build …

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hemoglobin carrying oxygen in red blood cells

Hemoglobin (Hgb)

What is Hemoglobin (Hgb)? Hemoglobin is that the molecule in red blood cells that carries oxygen from the lungs to the body’s tissues and returns CO2 from the tissues back to the lungs. The traditional adult hemoglobin (abbreviated Hgb or Hb) molecule contains two alpha-globulin chains and two beta-globulin chains. As the infant grows, the …

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