Britain’s Favourite Drink Can Increase The Risk Of Blood Clots

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So its the tea thats causing the sudden surge in blood clots?

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Britain’s most popular drink could make your blood sticky and increase your risk of a blood clot according to a leading consultant venous surgeon

A blood clot in the vein, usually in the leg, is known as deep vein thrombosis and it now seems that ould sipping on the nation’s favourite drink be increasing your risk.

So now we know why there’s been such a surge in blood clots….

Professor Mark Whiteley told the Express that caffeine could lead to “sticky blood”, thereby increasing your risk of a blood clot.

“Dehydration affects the constituents of the blood, making blood thicker and more ‘sticky’,” Professor Whiteley pointed out. “Blood flows at a slower rate in veins than in arteries. Therefore, being dehydrated can increase the chances of developing a blood clot in the veins.”

Symptoms of DVT in the leg, as pointed out by the NHS include:

  • Throbbing or cramping pain in 1 leg (rarely both legs), usually in the calf or thigh
  • Swelling in one leg (rarely both legs)
  • Warm skin around the painful area
  • Red or darkened skin around the painful area
  • Swollen veins that are hard or sore when you touch them.

If you think you have DVT, “ask for an urgent GP appointment or get help from NHS 111”.

“These symptoms can also happen in your arm or tummy if that’s where the blood clot is,” the NHS added.

Should any signs of DVT be accompanied by breathlessness or chest pain, “call 999 or got to A&E”.

Professor Whiteley noted tea – the nation’s favourite brew – contains caffeine, “which actually causes you to lose water”.

Thus, in addition to coffee and alcohol, tea “can make dehydration worse”.

The main indicators of dehydration include:

  • Feeling thirsty
  • Dark yellow or strong-smelling urine
  • Feeling lightheaded
  • A dry mouth.

“Dehydration means your body loses more water than you take in. Without enough water, your body cannot function properly, and you can become unwell,” Professor Whiteley added.

“In order to avoid becoming dehydrated, it is important to drink plenty of fluids.”

Yet, as seen above, not all fluids are created equal; some can clearly be more hydrating than others.

Professor Whitely recommends sipping on water, diluted squash, herbal teas, and fruit juice to help remain hydrated.

For hot days and balmy evenings, Professor Whiteley recommends:

  • Staying in the shade as much as possible
  • Avoiding direct heat, especially during the hottest part of the day.

He added: “Staying hydrated, no matter the weather, will help to improve your vein health.

“Consuming plenty of fluids, whatever the weather, will improve the overall circulation of the blood by thinning it. However, over-drinking can also cause problems.”


  1. What?! they are drinking the Covid vaccine now? maybe I should read the article. no, i don’t think so.

  2. It’s anything but the vaccines! They are running scared now as thousands each day begin to drop like flies.




    • Well rbey aren’t. Some sports people are A few here and there. Meanwhile people are dying by thousands everyday from other causes. Blood clots aneurism have been killing people for centuries. Far more than the vax so far. Sugar kills more people than vax and rooting has killed 38 million with hiv. Tobacco has killed far more than the vax Hundreds of millions. Reality. Alcohol is the biggest causer of bowel cancer followed by red meat Both killing millions every year.

  3. folks been drinking tea for 10,000 years so now it causes blood clots?
    either something new in the tea, or this is more crap

    • And they’ve been dying for that long too. Tea is a diuretic It’s good if your fluid retentive Otherwise it dehydrated you and your brain dehydrates first.

      • Both tea and coffee are hydrating, just not as hydrating as you’d expect for the volume of liquid. I’m old now but recall many a day of slaking a hot thirst from hard work with big mugs of tea, and later coffee. Now alcohol, THAT is a real diuretic, leaving you dehydrated but tea and coffee are not. They get a bad rap but it’s just not true.

  4. Garlic thins the blood. Teas a diuretic coffees a purgative They only stoletea from China because they resented paying China for it, they had slaves in India to grow it for them and slaves in Caribbean to grow sugar, and the British empire as customers they could get addicted.
    Course its not good for you nor tobacco nor graphene, but they don’t care about you, they just want the money. Sick people made big pharma powerful.

  5. …yeah go with that one MEDICAL EXPERTS yeah I can see how cafienne could be the culprit on all these deaths that cannot be explained especially if youre ignore the elephant in the room, covid jabs

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    • You can eat seafood you know and in the sunshine too. And actually 8f you just use zinc sunscreen you can go in the sun and prevent covid cancer and lots of things Inflammation it turns out is treated by sunshine.

  7. Britain Brittany Brittney A briton is legally a slave of Rome. Britain’s spears, Brittney spears brittney? What’s in a name.

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