What is thrombosis?

Circulating blood has the capacity to clot. Deep vein thrombosis occurs when a blood clot (thrombus) forms in one or more deep veins of the body, usually this occurs in the lower area of the body. This condition can cause pain or swelling in the legs, but may be also present without any visible symptoms.

Thrombosis can appear in conditions where blood flow is slow or irregular. If you do not move for a long time, for example, after surgery, an accident, or when you are confined to a bed, these situation can increase the likelihood of this condition.

Deep vein thrombosis is a serious condition because blood clots that occur in the veins can break loose, travel through the bloodstream, lodge in the lungs, and thereby impede blood flow (pulmonary embolism).

Which mushrooms have useful properties for thrombosis?

Reishi

Reishi has anti-inflammatory, antiaggregant and fluidifying action

The extract of Reishi have shown beneficial properties for this condition. Reishi contains powerful compounds such as triterpene that display anti-inflammatory action. Another interesting molecule -ganoderic acid, furthermore have shown antiagregant and blood-fluidizing action.

Due to its high content of germanium, Reishi also enhances blood oxygenation, allowing better nutrition at the mitochondria (energy powerhouse of our cells) of the capillary tissue.

Nutritional recommendations and general healthy habits for the maintenance of a good state of health

  • Practice at least 60 minutes of exercise a day. Take advantage of any moment to take a walk, make the purchase, climb the stairs.
  • Make contrasts of cold water on the legs to stimulate circulation.
  • Avoid meat products, especially red meat and derivatives such as sausages.
  • In general, you can not take baked goods or pastries.
  • You should also avoid the consumption of pre-cooked and dried fast-food type soup soups.
  • Avoid or reduce salt consumption to a minimum. When you consume it, choose preferably unrefined salt. You can substitute the garnishes of the meals with spices, for example.
  • To cook and dress your dishes, always use extra virgin olive oil, prioritizing its raw consumption.
  • Our advice is to take fatty or semi-fatty fish (blue fish) 2 to 3 times a week. Varies the fish: salmon, red mullet, sardines, horse mackerel, bonito, tuna, mackerel, anchovy, etc.
  • Increase daily consumption of foods rich in antioxidants such as vegetables and mushrooms, fruit …
  • Do not drink alcohol.
  • Do not consume industrial processed products rich in sugars, salt, oils and additives that are harmful to health (cookies, toast, bread, industrial cereals …).
  • It prioritizes the consumption of whole grains and avoids refined flours (white bread, pasta, biscuits …).
  • The techniques of preparation of preference are: cooking, steaming or iron. Do not take fried, breaded, barbecued or barbecues.
  • Adopt a positive and optimistic attitude towards life. Enjoy natural foods and the simple things that surround you.

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