Thrombosis: What’s wrong with Hillary and how alkaline water could help

Thrombosis is the tendency for blood clots to form in blood vessels and cut off blood circulation to parts of the body. Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has a history of Thrombosis, she experienced her first

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Thrombosis in 1998, a second one in 2009, and a third one in 2012. Clinton also has a history of becoming dehydrated, and dehydration actually aggravates thrombosis.  Ionized alkaline water hydrates better than plain water, and for someone who suffers from thrombosis – especially if they tend to get dehydrated – drinking alkaline water could help, it may even save their lives.

Cerebral Venous Thrombosis

Hillary Clinton is prone to a rare thrombosis that occurs in the brain called Cerebral Venous Thrombosis. It is a condition that can cause seizures, weakness, vision problems, headaches and strokes – all of these symptoms are present in Secretary Clinton. About 600,000 Americans die annually from thrombosis, it’s a very serious disease!

Elderly sufferers of cerebral venous thrombosis are likely to suffer mental impairment, which can take the form of forgetfulness and or confusion. Doctors typically find central venous thrombosis by using a CT head scan, which will reveal the blockage caused by the thrombosis. It is treated with anti coagulation medication.

One thing you do not want to do if you have thrombosis is to let yourself get dehydrated, as Clinton recently did. Dehydration makes your blood thicker, which makes it easier for your blood to form clots, and it makes it harder for your heart to pump your blood. Shockingly, Secretary Clinton allowed herself to become severely dehydrated recently on September 11th,

Tips for the natural treatment of thrombosis

Alkaline water: First off, drink plenty of alkaline water. Alkaline water hydrates better and faster than plain water according to research done at the University of Montana. It has even been shown to help reduce severe dehydration in firefighters. You should make sure you drink between 2 and 3 liters of alkaline water per day, depending on your body weight. Here’s how to figure out how much water you should be drinking:

  • Divide your body weight in half
  • The number you get is the number of ounces of water you need to drink

 

For example, a person that weighs 150 Lbs should drink 75 ounces of water per day because half of 150 is 75. Drinking 10 eight ounce glasses of water per day would supply enough hydration for a person who weighs 150 Lbs.

Red wine or grape juice: Research done at the University of Wisconsin shows that the flavonoids in wine or grape juice may help prevent clot formation. Drink moderately, no more than two glasses per day, or the alcohol could actually dehydrate you and make matters worse.

Garlic: One of the many health benefits that garlic offers is that it acts as a blood thinner. But if you are on anti coagulation medicine, talk to your doctor before trying garlic. It may interfere with your medication.

 

Virgin olive oil: The phenols in virgin olive oil can help prevent blood clots. One study done on people who ate virgin olive oil found that they had lower levels of a substance in their blood that forms clots.

Kiwi: A study done at the University of Oslo found that people who ate 2 – 3 kiwis per day had less blood platelet activity, which reduced their risk of forming blood clots. Eating kiwi lowers cholesterol levels too.

Leafy greens: You must eat leafy greens every day if you are on warfarin, an anticoagulant. If you eat them inconsistently, it could cause a fluctuation in your daily vitamin K levels, which would interfere with your medication.

Stay Active, avoid sitting for long periods of time

Sitting in one place is one of the worst things you can do if you’re at risk for thrombosis, it’s just as bad as letting yourself get dehydrated. The most dangerous place you can be is in an airplane, because you sit for long periods of time and the air in a plane dehydrates you quickly. This may be the reason Secretary Clinton is at such high risk for blood clots from thrombosis, she travels by air a lot.

If you have to travel by air, here’s how to minimize your risk of aggravating your thrombosis:

  • Get up and walk around the plane every 30 minutes
  • Drink water instead of any other beverage
  • Have at least one 8 ounce glass of water per hour you’re in the air

 

It’s important to keep as active as you can with thrombosis. The more active you are, the less chance you have of forming clots. Just remember to stay well hydrated with alkaline water, because dehydration can quickly undo the benefits of even the healthiest lifestyle if you’re at risk for forming blood clots

 

References

 

Heil, P and Seifert, J. Influence of bottled water on rehydration following a dehydrating bout of cycling exercise. Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition  Springerlink July 2009. http://www.springerlink.com/content/kn41764j65165u3x/fulltext.pdf

Heil, D. “Acid-base balance and hydration status following consumption of mineral-based alkaline bottled water..” Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition. Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition, 13 Sep 2010. Web. 26 Mar 2014. <http://www.jissn.com/content/7/1/29>.

 

World Health Organization, . “Nutrients in Drinking Water .” WHO | Nutrients in drinking water. World Health Organization, n.d. Web. 5 Jul 2013. <http://www.who.int/water_sanitation_health/dwq/nutrientsbegin.pdf>.

 

Holsworth, R, , and et al. “Effect of Hydration on Whole Blood Viscosity in Firefighters.” NCBI. PubMed, Aug, 2013. Web. 27 Dec 2013. <http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23981371>.

 

Bowers, E. “6 Diet tips to Prevent Deep Vein Thrombosis” Everyday Health. Everyday Health Media, Oct 30 2014. Web September 19, 2016 http://www.everydayhealth.com/dvt-pictures/foods-to-fight-dvt.aspx#07

 

Piazza, G. “Cerebral Venous Thrombosis” Circulation. American Heart Association, April 3, 2012 Web September 19, 2016. http://circ.ahajournals.org/content/125/13/1704

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