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Check Your Fibrinogen Level

Fibrinogen is a coagulation-type protein that determines the stickiness of your blood. You need adequate fibrinogen levels to stop bleeding when you’ve been injured, but higher-than-normal fibrinogen levels have been associated with too much blood clotting, which can lead to poor blood circulation…

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The Real Risk Factors for Heart Disease

…presence of inflammation in the body. Healthy zone: * Ferritin: This substance reflects the amount of iron in your blood. Healthy zone: women, * Fibrinogen: This protein is converted into fibrin, which promotes healthy clotting. Too much fibrin thickens the blood and can lead to clots. Healthy zone:…

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The Health Benefits of Eating Garlic

…-blind research, patients given garlic demonstrated thinner, more slippery blood when compared to matched controls. Specifically, garlic reduces fibrinogen (a blood clotting component) levels, thus preventing the formation of blood clots, a major cause of heart attack and stroke. Garlic for High Blood…

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Inflammation and Heart Disease Risk

…evaluated-- that means CRP, Lp(a) and homocysteine as well. * If both your CRP and Lp(a) levels are high, I recommend further testing for ferritin, fibrinogen and homocysteine. All of these inflammatory markers indicate the presence of inflammation in the body. Now it’s your turn: Have you had your CRP…

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Vascular Dementia Can Happen to Anyone

…Drink 1 to 3 cups of green tea and 2 ounces of pomegranate juice daily. * Be aware of your high inflammation marker scores: CRP, homocysteine, fibrinogen, and Lp(a). How about you? Do you know someone with VaD or Alzheimer’s Disease? You May Also Be Interested In: * How Apples Help the Brain * The…

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Stroke 101: Risk Factors for Stroke

…independent risk factors for stroke) * High blood pressure * Atrial fibrillation * High inflammation marker scores, such as CRP, homocysteine, fibrinogen, and Lp(a) While the symptoms some strokes are easy to recognize—weakness or sudden loss of control over one or more parts of the body, imbalance…

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