Fibrinogen

Prevent Blood Clots by Reducing Fibrogen

…more heart attacks caused by improper blood clotting that can be triggered by high fibrinogen levels. Too much fibrinogen, an inflammatory product of blood coagu?lation, can make the blood clot too fast. High fibrinogen levels aren’t the sole province of younger women. At age 57, one woman went to her…

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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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"New" Heart Risk Factors

…century gave rise to a new set of heart risk factors that I call toxic blood indicators: * C-reactive protein, * interleukin-6, * homocysteine, * fibrinogen, * lipoprotein (a) or Lp(a), and * ferritin (iron). These blood elements are helping to explain why people with “normal” blood profiles and no…

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Eight Stroke Prevention Tips

…eat one crushed clove daily. (Avoid this tip if you’re taking Coumadin.) * Be aware of your high inflammation marker scores: CRP, homocysteine, fibrinogen, and Lp(a). * Maintain good cholesterol levels, including an HDL less than 40. * Take a mixed tocotrienol/tocopherol complex that’s rich in alpha…

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Women Are More Likely to Die from Heart Disease than Cancer

…of C-reactive protein (CRP), homocysteine, and fibrinogen. These biochemicals help predict cardiovascular disease. CRP is a marker of chronic inflammation, and homocysteine is a toxic amino acid involved in the early stages of arterial damage. Fibrinogen is a protein with inflammatory and clot-forming…

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Signs and Symptoms of Coronary Artery Disease

…* Lp(a), the inflammatory subtype of LDL * C-reactive protein (CRP), a key indicator of inflammation and chronic infection in the body * Excess fibrinogen, a protein that helps regulate the clotting process; and * Excess ferritin (iron), which contributes to arterial toxicity and cholesterol oxidation…

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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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The Real Risk Factors for Heart Disease

…the 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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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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Must-Have Tests for Heart Risk Factors

…less than 90 mg/L (for men). Fibrinogen is a protein that determines the stickiness of your blood by enabling your platelets to stick together. You need adequate fibrinogen levels to stop bleeding when you’ve been injured, but you also want to balance your fibrinogen levels to support optimal blood…

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Watch Out For These Heart Risk Factors

…elements that either contribute to, or indicate, inflammation or plaque buildup. These include: * homocysteine, * Lp(a), * C-reactive protein (CRP), * fibrinogen, and * excess ferritin (iron). * Emotional stress. Stress hormones promote arterial constriction, increased heart rate, cholesterol oxidation, and…

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Three Signs You Need To Find a Cardiologist

…and request screenings for the following risk factors that tend to run in families: low HDL cholesterol, Lp(a), serum ferritin, homycysteine and fibrinogen. * If you have chest pain, syncope (unexplained passing out) or shortness of breath with exertion, you need to find a cardiologist as soon as possible…

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Stroke 101

…use, all of which are independent risk factors for stroke) * High blood pressure * 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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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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Statin Medications Will Not Reduce Lp(a)

…risk factors of heart disease. If you’re concerned, you and your family members should have your Lp(a) and other risk factors (homocysteine, fibrinogen and serum ferritin) evaluated by your doctor. * Be aware of other risk factors of heart disease, including smoking, high blood pressure, circulatory…

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When It Comes to Cholesterol, Ignore the Fear

…especially problematic). * Low levels of HDL. * A family history of cardiovascular problems. * Abnormally high inflammatory markers (homocysteine, fibrinogen, or C-reactive protein). * Other heart risk factors, such as insulin resistance or high blood pressure. Meanwhile, no one ever talks about the ways…

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Lp(a) and Risk Factors of Heart Disease

…regularly. If you’re concerned, you and your family members should have your Lp(a) cholesterol and other risk factors of heart disease (homocysteine, fibrinogen, and serum ferritin) evaluated by your doctor. And be aware of other heart disease risk factors, includ?ing smoking, high blood pressure, obesity…

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