Question About Sticky Blood and Blood Thinners?
I had a cancer episode, resulting in a major surgery hysterectomy. I am 72 years old. I have never been keen on taking long term medicines and because I developed a DVT before the surgery, I was placed on daily injections of Clexane, supposedly for life. The medics say that I have "sticky blood".
I have always liked natural remedies and we are rebuilding my immune system with herbs, etc. My question is, does anyone know how I can find out if my blood is no longer sticky. Is there a blood test that can be done?
I do know that my fibrinogen has reduced by 2/3 and is now within the normal limit and we are working on reducing my inflammation after having an ESR test. Any thoughts on sticky blood syndrome please?
Hi Heather. Thanks for your question regarding sticky blood syndrome.
Yes, there is a blood test you can have to find out if your blood is still "sticky" or not. It's called a live blood microscopy but it's not done by a GP. You need to go and see a naturopathic physician who specializes in this type of test. What they do is take a sample of your blood (finger prick) and view it under a strong microscope. They also have a monitor there so you can see your blood as well. The great thing about these tests is the blood is still fresh and "alive" when it’s analyzed, not dead like the common blood tests that are taken by your local GP and sent off to a laboratory. This test can tell you just about everything from the condition of your liver and kidneys, to the amount of parasites in your blood, and the healthiness of your red blood cells, white blood cells and plasma. They will also tell you if your blood is rouleauxed (red blood cells sticking together). I've had one of these done myself and I highly recommend it.
The best way to get your blood healthy and get rid of sticky blood syndrome is with the supplementation of dehydrated wheat grass, barley grass, spirulina or chlorella. Liquid colloidal minerals are also excellent as well. However, because these foods thin the blood and the fact that you're already on a blood thinning medication, you would definitely need to consult your health practitioner (naturopathic physician) first and follow their advice. They will be able to point you in the right direction.
So I hope this helps you out Heather.
Good luck and all the best,