TRT - blood thickness

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Those on TRT, how do you manage your blood thickeness?

Fish oil? Blood donation?
 
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Fish oil, baby aspirin, blood donations and lowering the dose help most guys with hemocrit issues.
 
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fish oil helps. The most important thing is blood donation 1-2 times a year. I used to do 4 times a year for a few years after I first started trt. i found out too much giving blood can lower iron levels and it can take some time for them to get back to normal.
 
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Look into nattokinase, in addition to donations. Keep hydration levels high.
 
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Grape fruit, science says it works but have not had blood work done yet to see how it works for me
 
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The clotting cascade is more complicated then just having high hematocrit. I've never donated blood whether I will or not idk. The one thing I've seen is after donation your ynumbers rise back up to where they were really quick. And then you have people who live in high elevation who have naturally high hematocrit. They aren't at a higher rate of clots.
 

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Read up on vitamin K2 - promotes the ability to clot actually but also directs calcium flow so it can directly help prevent atherosclerosis.

Celery Seed Extract is primarily diuretic and blood pressure lowering, but can exacerbate thinning effects of things like baby aspirin and nattokinase when used in conjunction.
 

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My TRT doc has me donate every time I get my lab results. Seems my RBC’s are always elevated.
 
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The clotting cascade is more complicated then just having high hematocrit. I've never donated blood whether I will or not idk. The one thing I've seen is after donation your ynumbers rise back up to where they were really quick. And then you have people who live in high elevation who have naturally high hematocrit. They aren't at a higher rate of clots.
Good points.
 

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Nattokinase works very well, but the best thing you can do is stay hydrated. This can have a 3-5pt sway in numbers for RBC and HCT. I always knew this, but confirmed it the other week when I went in for my 6 month labs. Had an early morning lab and drank a couple cups of coffee, no water as I was in a rush and got a call about my RBC and HCT being elevated. Mind you, I am in elevation so they will never bat an eye at this unless it is abnormal. So they said my HCT was at 55.8 and I am always around 50-51. Doc said, don't worry about it since it was one test, but I told him I knew why and wanted to retest. Scheduled a later in the day test, hydrated properly and resulted in a 49.7.

It's becoming a bit more known that there is an unnecessary concern about HCT ranges and a couple of podcasts and videos from some prominent HCT docs stating that unless it is nearing 60s, there is no risk of cardio or stroke issues. Not that you wouldn't feel like **** with it that high first.
 
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I have to get a therapeutic phlebotomy once or twice a year.
 

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