Some think that the commercials are over the top. They use scare tactics that shouldn’t be seen in a prescription commercial. They try to frighten people into thinking it’s a serious issue. The fact of the matter is, blood clots are a serious issue.
For many, blood clots come on suddenly, without any warning at all. Some of us are at a higher risk than others. These risks are factored in through some different means. For some it’s biological, for others, it’s through medication. For instance, every oral contraceptive comes with a warning about the increased risk of blood clots. But no matter what the risk factors, there are many natural things that we can do to help prevent these sneaky menaces.
- Including an increased amount of vitamin E in your diet has been known to help decrease the risk of blood clots, specifically in women. Vitamin E helps keep the blood at a normal consistency and helps defend against abnormal clotting.
- EGCG, commonly found in green tea, help to thin the blood, making it difficult for a clot to develop.
- Including garlic in your diet on a regular basis also helps prevent blood clots. The sulfur-rich components of the bulb help inhibit enzymes responsible for starting blood clots. For those who can’t stand garlic, ginger has very similar properties.
- Cod liver oil, or fish oil, is another natural remedy used to help keep in innards of the human body running in proper fashion, along with battling blood clots.
Many people can help their bodies prevent blood clots by simply exercising and eating right. Adding more fruits and vegetables to your diet, along with removing unnecessary fats, helps loads in fighting off the risk of blood clots. Combine this with the improved circulation due to exercise, and your body is already working on its own again t the clots.
However, before you try any means of prevention, it is essential to check with your doctor. As dangerous as a blood clot can be, there may be something more serious behind the cause of a clot. Also, taking anything to thin your blood can lead to other complications, such as hemorrhagic stroke, gastrointestinal bleeding, or tinnitus.