Anyone can get a blood clot or suffer from heart disease, but the truth is that women are simply more at risk than men. While men carry an overall higher risk due to biology and lifestyle choices, women often unknowingly increase their risk and can face greater danger due to the fact that their symptoms are often more mild and unnoticeable. The risk can be even greater for women on hormonal birth control methods, as well as for women who have recently given birth. The good news is that there are quite a few blood thinners out on the market that can both help treat blood clots and prevent them from forming in the first place. Here are the questions women should be asking their healthcare providers about blood thinners.