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Blood thinners more dangerous for people with clotting disorders

Bleeding disorders are more common than most people realize, and often go undiagnosed. The most common type of bleeding disorder is von Willebrand disease (VWD), a condition in which the blood does not clot properly. When injury occurs in patients with VWD, clots usually take longer to form and bleeding is more difficult to stop. There are three types of VWD and each ranges in severity. Because some medications can aggravate the symptoms of VWD, early diagnosis is key. Unfortunately, the disease can be difficult to diagnose. People with VWD may have frequent or hard-to-stop nosebleeds that happen spontaneously, occur ... Read More