SEROTONIN AFFECTS PLATELET FUNCTIONING – (10-20-05)By
Association between SSRIs and upper gastrointestinal bleeding
I must admit that this interaction never occurred to me, but it makes sense since platelets use serotonin for proper functioning. With the inhibition of the transporter that platelets use to pick up serotonin, this would affect platelet function. By themselves, the risk is not great, but add aspirin or NSAIDs into the mix, and the risk skyrockets.
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Since acquiring a passion for how the body works in chiropractic school, I have continued to indulge this desire by reading some 120 peer reviewed medical journals per month. I’m always learning more about how to help people avoid chronic diseases like diabetes, heart disease, dementia, osteoporosis, obesity and cancer, and pass along this information in my blog. There are currently almost 2,000 posts cataloged on almost every health topic imaginable. Click Here for more bio information