Informative Essay On Heparin

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Maya Heredia b

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I chose to do my medication report on heparin for a few different reasons. My main reason I chose to do my report on a blood thinner because I, myself took heparin for five days after being admitted in the hospital due to blood clots. I had four blood clots and along with other iv infused medication heparin was one of the medications that caught my interest. I hope you enjoy this short but informative essay on heparin as much as I enjoyed writing it.

Heparin, also known as a blood thinner is given to people to help reduce and stop blood clots that have yet begun to form. It is one of the most common medications given to help thin blood by entering the thrombus and speeding up the activity of one of the body's natural anticoagulant by 2000 times. Heparin may also be given to people who about to undergo surgeries such as: open heart, heart transplant, lung
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Heparin labeled category C for pregnant women but has been known to cause miscarriage if given within the 1st and early 2nd trimester. Most studies have proven normal birth and growth weight for baby and is well controlled. Aside from the risks Heparin is known to benefit pregnant women if needed. Side effects for heparin include: Swelling on sight, pain, chest pain, cramping and stomach cramping, loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting and excessive bleeding, blood in urine and stool along with blood appearing when coughing. You should not take heparin if you have high blood pressure, low blood pressure, liver or kidney disorder, uncontrolled bleeding, or with you are on your menstrual period. Talk to your doctor if you have had any of these before taking heparin. Doctors recommend no heavy physical exercise, alcohol consuming, smoking and watching your stress up tp two weeks after being discharged or until cleared by
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