Sticky Blood

Check Your Fibrinogen Level

…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. This is one of the many…

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Lower Your Blood Pressure Naturally with Nattokinase

…your blood pressure naturally is with a nutrient called nattokinase, which comes from the Japanese food natto. I like the fact that it addresses an often-overlooked problem that causes high blood pressure to develop, hyperviscosity. In other words, it helps to counteract thick, sick, sticky and inflamed…

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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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Naturally Lower Blood Pressure with Nattokinase

…Naturally Lower High Blood Pressure? Nattokinase works to naturally lower high blood pressure by addressing one of the most overlooked problems in the development of arterial disease and high blood pressure: hyperviscosity. In plain words, that means it helps to counteract thick, sick, sticky, and inflamed…

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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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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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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 Health Benefits of Eating Garlic

…enhancing blood thinning (to prevent blood clots), lowering blood pressure levels and reducing cholesterol and triglyceride levels. Research on the Benefits of Eating Garlic Clinical research has determined that the benefits of eating garlic include inhibiting platelet aggregation (stickiness and clumping…

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Eating Healthy Foods: Test Your Food IQ

…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. As for vegetable oil, avoid it. That’s because vegetable oil is damaged in cooking, making it vulnerable to harmful oxidation. Q: Are…

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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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Omega-3 Fish Oil Benefits and Aging

…within three days of ingestion, making plaque less prone to rupture. They also reduce inflammation, improve heart rate variability and make blood less sticky. The Dangers of Safflower Oil There’s also another problem with that mouse study, safflower oil can harm your health. Safflower oil contains…

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Avoid Trouble Swallowing Pills With These Tricks

…your throat and esophagus. * Swallow using cold water or juice. Hot beverages can cause trouble swallowing pills, making them disintegrate or become sticky. If you’re still having trouble swallowing pills, you can blend your vitamins into a smoothie. Just be sure you open any capsules and dump in the…

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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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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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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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