A PubMed search of “blood viscosity” reveals more than 10,000 peer-reviewed articles dating back to 1919. Our medical and scientific experts sorted through a majority of these articles and categorized them based on their focus. 

Drugs such as statins and antiplatelets have notable cardiovascular benefits, including reductions in blood viscosity. Our section on Drugs Affecting Blood Viscosity allows our users to search the effects of other commonly used prescription drugs and dietary supplements on blood viscosity and blood flow. 

Cardiovascular risk is modulated by a variety of factors such as low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C), high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C), inflammation, smoking, and exercise, among others. Check out Factors Influencing Blood Viscosity to view scientific abstracts highlighting the relationships between a variety of factors and blood viscosity. 

Conditions Related to Blood Viscosity contains peer-reviewed abstracts from a systematic evaluation of common medical conditions that are rooted in altered blood viscosity or contribute to adverse blood flow.