Blood Thinners: Hidden Dangers You Need to Know

Anticoagulants or blood thinners can save your life by preventing a heart attack or stroke caused by artery-blocking blood clots, but there are dangerous blood thinners side effects that you may not know about.

Each year, about 2 to 3 million people in the United States will need to take a blood thinning medication, according to the American Heart Association Blood thinners aid in preventing blood clots from forming or keeps existing clots from growing, which can prevent life-threatening heart attacks, strokes, and other blockages.

While the reasons for taking blood thinners vary from person to person, one thing is common to all people who take them – these medications can have dangerous and even fatal side effects or interactions.

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