@wavy58 – I think I would rather be diagnosed with elevated fibrinogen levels, though. You can actually lower your fibrinogen levels through exercise and diet, and if you smoke, you can stop to lower your levels.
My aunt was overweight and had too much fibrinogen, but her doctor told her to start walking thirty minutes every day and to eat foods that were high in antioxidants. He also told her to avoid fatty foods and those that might raise her cholesterol.
She lost weight, felt much better, and decreased her fibrinogen levels. She did all this without having to take medication.