When you are taking blood thinners to prevent blood clots, keeping track of your blood readings to determine how thick or how thin your blood is is very important. Some people are not aware that there are portable reading machines that work much like the devices used to check blood sugar levels.
The portable tests can help ease a person's mind between visits to the doctor. Also, blood thinners can sometimes cause the blood to get too thin and this could lead to internal bleeding, which might go unnoticed until it is too late. If you are checking your blood daily then this is less likely to happen