Hypercoagulability is the name given to a condition in which a person’s blood becomes thick and sticky. People with this syndrome have a much higher chance of stroke, heart attacks and high blood pressure and surprisingly, hypercoagulability can occur when you are still relatively young, in your forties and fifties.
It is a well-known fact aspirin can thin the blood, and with that, the widespread use of daily aspirin to thin the blood is used without a thought to the side effects the daily and permanent addition of a pharmaceutical- even one as seemingly benign as aspirin can have. No pharmaceutical medication comes without side effects. It is only recently this practice of using aspirin has been called into question by the results of a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association JAMA 2012; 307:2286-94.
This study of over 370,000 patients found that those taking low dose daily aspirin were 55% more likely to have serious brain or intestinal bleeding (haemorrhages).
This was five times the risk of bleeding caused by aspirin as previously estimated. Patients aged under 50 were at the highest risk, and thus the benefits of aspirin in keeping your blood thinner need to be weighed up against the risks of aspirin causing undesirable bleeding.
Keeping your blood thin assists circulation to all your body organs. Thinner blood and improved circulation will equate to less risk of vascular accidents such as clots and haemorrhages, affecting your brain, eyes, heart, intestines and limbs. With more blood flow comes more oxygen, your endocrine glands will also function better assisting to produce more youthful amounts of hormones, with less chance of dementia and other neuro-degenerative disorders.
Your circulation delivers blood oxygen and nutrients to every cell in your body, yet many of us never give it a second thought- we take it for granted. A simply addition of foods, heart healthy oils and enzymes- all naturally occurring are available to you that will assist in thinning your blood.
How can we keep our blood thin naturally?