How Chronic Inflammation Causes Atherosclerosis and Blood Clots
How exactly inflammation plays a role in stroke and heart attack remains a hot topic of ongoing research. Although it’s not proven that chronic inflammation causes heart disease, inflammation is very common in stroke and heart disease patients and is believed to be an atherogenic response.
Imagine a skin abscess.
The body initiates an attack together with the white blood cells, resulting to swelling and redness to kill the germs or eliminate the pathogen causing harm to the body. In a similar way for the cardiovascular system, high level of bad cholesterol, cigarette smoking and high blood pressure can ‘harm’ the heart and the blood vessels.
Later, atherosclerosis can develop.
Based on the clinical presentation in many forms of stroke and heart attack, it appears that the most common culprit is the accumulation of cholesterol-rich, fatty plaque in arterial walls.
Our body sees this plaque as foreign and abnormal – something that does not belong to a healthy artery. As a natural response, the body tries to separate the plaque from the circulating blood. In some cases, the plaque may burst and its content can mix with blood, triggering a formation of blood clot.
Plaques and blood clots lead to most types of strokes and heart attacks(4), if the blood clot blocks blood flow to the brain or the heart.
Cayenne Capsules to Prevent Blood Clot
Cayenne pepper is one of the most fast-acting natural blood thinners. Blood thinners work by preventing blood clots from forming. Further, they prevent existing blood clots from getting bigger which can cause strokes, heart attacks and blockages.
Cayenne pepper’s active component capsaicin has been proven to have blood-thinning effect. In a study, it has been proven that the use of capsaicin may lower thromboembolism without affecting platelets. Aside from thinning the blood, it can help improve blood flow and lower blood pressure.
How to Use Cayenne Pepper Pills
Cayenne pills or capsules are a convenient form of taking cayenne. It can easily be kept inside your purse while traveling. If you find it hard to drink the cayenne tea because of the taste, it is fine to use cayenne capsules.
However, when buying cayenne supplement, be sure the capsules are 100% vegetable based. Stay away from gelatin capsules as gelatin is made from animal parts such as bones, skin, ligaments etc.
Dr. Christopher’s Cayenne Capsule is a tested brand that you can trust to enjoy the astonishing benefits of this spice. I keep these in my purse. You never know when a stroke or heart attack will happen. Be on guard.