With the improvement of people’s living standards, people’s eating habits have changed a lot. The increase in the diet structure of high salt, high oil, and high sugars has led to a gradual increase in patients with thrombosis. In the past, blood clots were more common in the elderly, but now blood clots can occur at any age. Sedentary people, obese people, smokers, people who take estrogen drugs for a long time and pregnant women are all high-risk groups who need to be vigilant.
How dangerous is thrombus?
The danger of thrombosis is huge. Thrombus mainly exists in blood vessels. Its main hazard is to block blood vessels. After the blood vessels are blocked, the organs will suffer from ischemia.
Thrombosis is divided into arterial thrombosis and venous thrombosis。
Dangers of arterial thrombosis:
If you have a blood clot in your heart, you will have a heart attack; Cerebral vascular thrombosis will be manifested as cerebral infarction; Arteriosclerosis obliterans of the lower extremities may occur if a thrombosis develops in the lower extremities.
Dangers of venous thrombosis:
For example, venous thrombosis of the lower extremity will lead to swelling of the lower extremity and be prone to pulmonary thrombosis. This is mainly because the blood of the lower extremity venous thrombosis will flow into the pulmonary artery. Over time, the formation of thrombus in the pulmonary artery will lead to pulmonary embolism. Information 1
Can eating Ganoderma lucidum prevent blood clots?
In fact, most people suffering from blood clots are caused by high blood viscosity. Medically, high blood viscosity is called hyperviscosity, which means that the blood flow rate becomes slower and the blood is in a sticky state for a long time. Hyperviscosity easily causes blood clots.
Ganoderma lucidum has the function of regulating blood lipids. The active ingredients of Ganoderma lucidum such as Ganoderma lucidum polysaccharides can reduce serum cholesterol, triglycerides and low-density lipoproteins to different degrees, and can also increase high-density lipoproteins, effectively regulating the body’s blood lipid levels.
In the book “Lingzhi, From Mystery to Science”, Professor Lin Zhibin mentioned that Lingzhi preparations can reduce whole blood viscosity and plasma viscosity, and improve hemorheological disorders.
Professor Lin Zhibin explained the regulating effect of Reishi mushroom on blood lipids in the column called Primordial-Qi-Theory of Ganoderma of Fujian Straits satellite TV.
In addition, Ganoderma lucidum polysaccharides can protect the endothelial cells of the blood vessel wall and prevent arteriosclerosis through antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects; Ganoderma lucidum adenosine and Ganoderma triterpenes can inhibit the formation of thrombus, decompose the formed thrombus and reduce the vascular obstruction risk to better protect cardiovascular health!
Information 2: Lingzhi, From Mystery to Science – Lin Zhibin
Information 1: Xinglinpukang Net – Zhang Yankai, Deputy Chief Physician, Answers ” How dangerous is thrombus”