Sticky Blood

5 Surprising Heart Disease Risk Factors

…increased blood coagulability, or stickiness, which can be a harbinger of clots, heart attack, and stroke. Now it's your turn: Did any of these little-known heart disease risk factors surprise you? You May Also Be Interested In * Heart Function Tests to Assess Your Heart Disease Risk * Blood Inflammation…

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Heart-Healthy Foods That Benefit Other Conditions, Too

…top-recommended oils for heart health because it contains medium chain triglycerides that help to raise beneficial HDL levels, and makes blood platelets less sticky. Plus, it boosts cognitive function and memory, and may even help to prevent Alzheimer’s disease. Heart-Healthy Foods To Prevent Cancer…

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Heart Health Benefits of Coconut Oil

…fatty acids found in most oils—so it's heart healthy. In fact, those MCFAs have an effect similar to omega-3 fatty acids, so they make blood platelets less sticky. Researchers also demonstrated that coconut’s MCFAs can neutralize and kill many microorganisms, bacteria and viruses that are responsible…

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The Cholesterol Numbers Doctors Should Measure

…number which most tests don’t measure—Lp(a). This is a small, dense and highly inflammatory type of cholesterol that can damage blood vessels. It can also make your blood “sticky” and cause a buildup of arterial plaque. Which Cholesterol Numbers Should Your Doctor Test? You want to ask your doctor…

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Treating Your Feet Can Help Your Heart

…microscopic serum analysis of blood viscosity pre- and post- footbath. The pre-treatment blood showed red blood cells stacked on one another like poker chips, known as rouleaux (pronounced rooo- low). Rouleaux formation indicates clumpy, sticky blood and increased blood viscosity, a risk factor for cardiovascular…

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Eat Garlic to Reduce Blood Pressure

…including enhancing blood thinning (to prevent blood clots), reducing blood pressure levels, and lowering cholesterol and triglyceride levels. Research Shows Garlic Reduces Blood Pressure and Prevents Disease Clinical research has determined that garlic inhibits platelet aggregation (stickiness and clumping…

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Vitamin B Benefits for Your Heart

…benefits is that they help to reduce harmful homocysteine levels. Homocysteine is an ugly amino acid that causes your body to lay down sticky, artery-hardening platelets in blood vessels. It results from your body's ineffective break-down of methionine, an essential amino acid found in all proteins but in greater…

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The Top 5 Heart Health Risk Factors You Want to Watch in 2016

…journals and three years ahead of books. At this point, there are more than a dozen or so risk factors that can trigger inflammation of the cardiac blood vessels, creating plaque formation. Plus, since the Human Genome Project was completed in 2003, at least a dozen or so more genetic risk factors have…

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Love, Intimacy, and Your Heart

Valentine’s Day is coming up, which is a celebration of love, intimacy, and the heart. It’s also a good time to address a sticky question that many people don’t want to ask, whether you can safely engage in intimacy after a heart attack or stroke. While sudden death from intimacy is rare, many…

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Check Your Fibrinogen Level to Reduce Your Heart Risk

…serious heart and blood circulation issues. 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…

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Beware of Elevated Lp(a) Cholesterol Levels

…inflammatory cholesterol particle known as Lipoprotein A, or Lp(a). An elevated Lp(a) cholesterol level in the bloodstream increases the “stickiness” of blood, and contributes dramatically to the formation of clots and the chance of a heart attack or stroke. In Europe, the European Atherosclerosis Society…

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