Determine the level of prothrombin in the blood can be difficult. The reason is that the molecules of this protein is quite complex and large, they easily break, so to separate the prothrombin from other proteins is very difficult. So what about the availability of the specialists is judged by his activity. To this end, the laboratories used the so-called prothrombin index first calculated the prothrombin time, i.e. the duration of clot formation in the blood, adding a set number of activators (of thromboplastin and of calcium chloride). Then compares the obtained patient's rate with the average healthy person. The norm is 93-107%.
With a lack of prothrombin, you may receive the bleeding, and sometimes even dangerous bleeding. An increased amount of the protein is fraught with thrombosis, and this in turn threatens to heart attacks and strokes (especially in atherosclerosis). By itself, the prothrombin negatively no effect. But since it depends on blood clotting, you need to make sure that he was fine.
In order to reduce the concentration of prothrombin in the blood, the patient should consume as much as possible the quantity of liquids: soups, juices, water. It is also desirable to include in your diet fruits and vegetables. Under these conditions the blood would not thicken dangerous, and the likelihood of thrombosis will be reduced to zero.
Furthermore, it is known that the biosynthesis of prothrombin is regulated by vitamin K. Based on this, you should reduce the intake of foods containing this vitamin. These include radish, Aronia, legumes, bananas. Give up herbs that increase blood clotting: these include plantain, nettle, yarrow, tansy, immortelle and sushenitsu.