Video—Staying Active and Healthy with Blood Thinners

Video—Staying Active and Healthy with Blood Thinners

People often worry about how routine medicines like blood thinner pills will affect their lifestyles. With a few simple steps, taking a blood thinner can be safe and easy. In fact, more than 2 million people take blood thinners every day to keep them from developing dangerous blood clots. Staying Active and Healthy with Blood Thinners is a 10-minute video that shows how small changes in daily routines can help people take blood thinners safely.

What is a blood thinner? What does it do? Why it is helpful? These questions are answered in this video, which features easy-to-understand explanations of how blood thinners work and why it's important to take them correctly. It also introduces BEST, an easy way to remember how to fit blood thinner medication into daily life.

Be Careful
Eat Right
Stick to a Routine
Test Regularly

English Version: http://www.healthcare411.ahrq.gov/videocast.aspx?id=555 10 minutes, 26 seconds: 17.6 MB [Transcript].

Spanish Version: http://www.healthcare411.ahrq.gov/videocast.aspx?id=556 11 minutes, 34 seconds: 20.6 MB [Transcript].