Are Blood Thinners Cold-Inducing?

The New York Times reported that using a blood thinner won’t make someone feel cooler than she would otherwise. In general, whether or not medication has an impact on blood thickness, it has little bearing on how hot or cold something feels to a person.

According to a New York Times story, each person experiences heat and cold differently, with perception playing a bigger role in how hot or cold they feel than real temperature does.

Blood circulation varies based on the type of climate a person lives in, even if blood thinners do not cause people to feel cold. Blood circulation is crucial to the body’s ability to regulate temperature.

Misha Khatri
Misha Khatri is an emeritus professor in the University of Notre Dame's Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. He graduated from Northern Illinois University with a BSc in Chemistry and Mathematics and a PhD in Physical Analytical Chemistry from the University of Utah.

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