I also found out through my blood work the Fibro & Fatigue Centers did that my Fibrinogen levels are extremely high. The doctor had to put me on medication for this as well since my levels were “dangerously high”.
Fibrinogen is a protein that plays a key role in blood clotting. Fibrinogen is a sticky, fibrous coagulant in the blood that appears to significantly increase the risk of experiencing one of the leading causes of death and disability – stroke.
Dividing the population into four groups (quartiles) based on their fibrinogen levels, researchers estimated that the risk of stroke increased by nearly 50% for each ascending quartile. Individuals whose fibrinogen levels were in the highest quartile were almost seven times more likely to suffer a hemorrhagic stroke, and more than twice as likely to die from a stroke.
Importantly, higher levels of fibrinogen raised the risk of stroke independently of cardiovascular risk factors such as smoking and hypertension. Still, high blood pressure and high fibrinogen levels appeared to be the most dangerous combination, elevating a person’s risk of stroke even more. Each year, strokes account for about 1 of every 15 deaths in the
United States. More than one-fourth of the people who suffer a stroke are under age 65.
The F & F Center has a product called CoAg Clear. The ingredients in CoAg Clear (Lumbrokinase) activates plasminogen and hydrolyzes blood thickness and platelet aggregation. It also contains enzymes that when taken on an empty stomach assist in break down barriers within the body such as fibrin momomer that can limit delivery of oxygen & nutrients to the cells.
The doctor will do my blood work again in three months to see if my Fibrinogen levels have come down any.