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Breaking up blood clots

Four ways to break up blood clots

Q: My doctor tells me I have blood clots in my legs that could potentially be very serious. Do you have any information on getting rid of them naturally?

Dr. Wright: While I can’t address your individual situation, presently, my recommendations for breaking up clots are:

-Nattokinase — two 138-milligram capsules every four hours to start. Then, as your condition improves, you can taper off to one capsule every four hours, eventually taking only one capsule three times daily.

-Fish oil — 1 tablespoon three times a day to start, tapering off to 1 tablespoon, twice daily after some progress is made. Eventually, you will be able to take a general maintenance dose of 1 1/2 tablespoonsful daily.

-Vitamin E (mixed tocopherols) — 400 IU, three times a day to start, tapering down to 600 IU daily.

-Vitamin C — 2 grams, three times daily to start, then taper down to 1 gram, three times daily. Vitamin C isn’t a “clotbuster” itself, but it should always be included when your body is under stress.

Please be sure to work closely with your doctor to create a treatment plan that works for you.