Hi there, I was wondering why they say that certain blood-thinning type of pain relieving drugs, such as Ibuprofen, aspirin, & Naproxin increases one's chances of getting a stroke.  If that's the case, then why do blood-thinning medications like Warfarin & pradaxia [reduce] the chance of stroke?

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Hi Dan,
Strokes are of two types, in both cases the blood flow to a part of the brain is stopped. This could happen due to a break in the blood vessel (with bleeding-known as a haemorrhagic stroke) or due to due to clot (ischaemic stroke).
Blood thinners increase the risk of haemorrhagic strokes while reducing the risk of ischaemic strokes.
For detailed information on strokes I draw your attention to the url:
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Ravi Ghooi  


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Dr. Ravindra Bhaskar Ghooi


I can provide information on drugs and medicines, their actions, uses, interactions and adverse effects. To avoid confusion, generic names of medicines may please be provided. I am a pharmacologist, having worked on animal and human pharmacology, and presently I am the Dean of Bilcare Research Academy, where we teach courses on clinical research. We dont work on saturdays and sundays, hence questions reachng me on these days will be replied on Monday, please bear with me.

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