Fibrinogen is the protein scaffolding, produced by the body, that allows the clot to form.
Fibrinogen is an important protein because without it we would likely bleed to death from even minor injuries.
An excess of fibrinogen in the blood can cause unwanted clots that can lead to heart attack or stroke.
Excess fibrinogen can thicken the blood, slowing blood flow, and leading to fatigue, muscle pain, and even memory loss.
Fibrinogen levels should remain between 200 – 300 mg/dl.
To normalize fibrinogen, decrease refined carbohydrates, increase intake of olive oil, exercise 30 minutes to an hour a day, normalize homocysteine, take vitamin C and omega-3 fatty acids from fish oil.