What is Thick
The term thick blood generally refers to the condition known
hypercoagulability; is when the blood tends to be
thicker than normal and clots occur more often than usual.
Normally the blood in the arteries has a certain thickness associated to it but if
it is too thick or too thin there are going to be many health
When it is too thin even the slightest injury can be life
threatening as the absence of platelets will not allow the
blood to clot which means an extreme high risk of hemorrhage for minor
When the blood gets too thick the opposite problem arises.
It starts clotting more often which can lead to blocked vessels.
When the vessels get clogged the blood has a very difficult time
delivering oxygen and the necessary nutrients to the different tissues
of the body. If oxygen cannot reach the areas where it’s needed on time
many more illnesses can appear. Strokes are often the result when
oxygen cannot be supplied to the brain on a continuous basis.
problem that thick blood creates is that it forces the heart to work
harder in order to deliver it to the different areas of the
body. If the heart has to make an extra effort the pressure
increases. A constant high blood pressure can damage the arteries
further which can harm the kidneys and many other organs.
What makes it get too thick?
There are many causes for the hypercoagulability condition. One of the
factors that can cause it is a genetic predisposition. In other words
it can be inherited. Other elements that may contribute to the thick
blood problem are tumors, injuries and infections. One aspect commonly
overlooked in the thickening is the diet of the person.
Eating too many fatty foods that are rich in unhealthy saturated fats and bad
cholesterol can narrow the arteries and make the blood thicker.
You can make it get thinner by taking some easy steps.
essential to change the eating habits. The consumption of refined and
processed foods like: sugar, bread, cheese, some meats, sodas, etc. are
among the top causes for making the it thick.
A diet with more
fruits and vegetables is likely to decrease the amount of fat in the
blood stream which leads to a thinner blood. Exercise helps greatly as
well by improving the circulation and by eliminating toxins
from the sweat.
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