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Thrombosis

Thrombosis is often the life-threatening result of a blood vessel blockage due to a blood clot, called a thrombus. The reasons for the development of such a clot, which consists of platelets that are stuck to each other, are diverse: severe injuries and operations are just as much a part of this as cardiac arrhythmia or varicose veins. However, above all a lack of exercise, for instance due to being bedridden, or long flights increases the risk of thrombosis. If a thrombus blocks a vein, for instance in the legs, severe pain occurs. Alerting a paramedic immediately when a thrombus is suspected can save a life! The risk is particularly great that a thrombus will become dislodged from the vessel wall, reach the pulmonary circulation and cause a pulmonary embolism there. If a blood clot moves towards the brain, there is a very high risk of a stroke. Various reasons generally increase a tendency towards developing a thrombosis. People with cardiovascular diseases, weak connective tissue, excess weight and possibly also a family susceptibility towards thrombosis, should pay particular attention to sufficient exercise, drinking plenty of fluids and undertaking other measure where possible to strengthen the veins. Medicinal mushrooms can also make a contribution here.
 

Medicinal mushrooms to strengthen the veins


Auricularia
This medicinal mushroom is outstandingly rich in secondary substances that inhibit blood clotting. The flow properties of the blood are significantly improved, the vessels have better blood flow and the development of blood clots is thus prevented.

Reishi and Shiitake
Both medicinal mushrooms have very favourable effects on the arterial and venous system in that they promote capillary blood flow, among other things.

Our suggestions about the usage of medicinal mushrooms is no substitute for treatment from a doctor or alternative practitioner. Medications currently being taken or ongoing treatments should not be stopped without first consulting your doctor or alternative practitioner.