• Carol Kempenaar Carol Kempenaar
    November 30, 2010
    When a person's blood is thick what will be an average INR reading? Does an INR reading of 1.8 mean that the blood is too thick/or does it mean the blood is too thin? Please answer. Carol K
    Carol Kempenaar Carol Kempenaar
    November 30, 2010

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  • Karen McPartland, RD
    Health Guide
    November 30, 2010
    Karen McPartland, RD
    Health Guide
    November 30, 2010

    Hi Carol,

     

    You should discuss your question with your physician, but generally, a longer-than-normal INR can mean a lack of or low level of one or more blood clotting factors, a lack of vitamin K, liver disease, etc.  In addition, a longer-than-normal INR can be caused by treatment with blood-thinning medicines, such as Coumadin.

     

    Best Regards,

    Karen McPartland, RD, CSSD


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