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Lower your risk of blood clots after bypass surgery

Beat blood clots

Q: Do you have any advice for preventing blood clots? I’m having bypass surgery soon, and I hear that this surgery will put me at a higher risk for clots.

Dr. Wright: My primary recommendation for any “before and after coronary bypass” routine is regular use of fish oil (always with vitamin E), which prevents clots from forming in the first place.

You may also want to consider taking nattokinase, a natural enzyme derived from the Japanese soy food natto. While nattokinase is best known for its ability to break up existing clots, I have heard reports from people who tell me that it also works as a preventative.

If it were me, I’d use 1 tablespoonful of cod liver oil (mercury-free, of course) and 400 IU of mixed tocopherols twice daily, along with one nattokinase capsule every 8 hours, starting as soon as possible after bypass surgery…or even before the surgery if I could.