They’ll check your blood for sugar and cholesterol…
They’ll test its pressure…
But most docs will never give the one blood test that matters most to many older Americans: the one that checks for THICKNESS.
Doctors KNOW the“thicker” your blood, the bigger your risks.
Yet unless you have a bleeding problem or some other abnormal test result, they won’t routinely check for a thickness marker called fibrinogen.
It’s time to change that… FAST… and a new study shows why…
Your THICK blood could CLOG your brain
Fibrinogenis like corn starch for the blood, thickening it up and making it harder to flow.
But the new study finds it can do something else...
That “thick blood” could force its way THROUGH the blood-brain barrier.
That’s the protective zone in your brain that lets nutrients and oxygen in, while keeping toxins out.
But blood with too much fibrinogen can ooze through, and the new study on both mice and humans finds that once it’s inside, that thick and sticky stuff can clog the neurons, which is your brain’s communications network.
And then something even WORSE happens!
Your brain’s immune system senses the muck leaking inside, and fires off its own response to try to fight back.
But it backfires.
It eats away at the connective synapses, and suddenly your communications network GOES DARK.
That in turn leads to the memory loss and other struggles that mark cognitive decline, dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.
And here’s the thing: The study finds that damage could take place—and you could lose memory—even if you don’t have the beta amyloid and tau proteins in the brain that are often linked to dementia.
That would help explain why the drugs that target those proteins have all failed in development so far.
But it also means you have a new option for beating this disease.
You can FIGHT the fibrinogen – and cut the other risks of thick blood including stroke – with two steps:
First, make sure you get tested for fibrinogen next time you have a blood panel done. Even if your mind’s as clear as a summer day, you want to keep it that way.
And second, high fibrinogen can be brought down safely, quickly and naturally with these therapies:
- Fish oil
- Vitamin E
If you’re on blood thinners, speak to a doctor before trying to thin the blood naturally to ensure nothing conflicts with the meds.
And if you want another simple way to bring fibrinogen down, go for a walk each day. A daily stroll can help boost circulation, keep sluggish blood from pooling and even help thin it out. Also make sure to drink enough water to bring fibrinogen down.