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The Blood Clot: How To Recognize This Silent Killer That People Do Not Know

The Blood Clot: How To Recognize This Silent Killer That People Do Not Know

Ensuring the transport of oxygen through the blood vessels, blood is essential to the proper functioning of the body. However, blood clots sometimes form in the body, which obstructs blood flow and leads to venous thrombosis.

The latter can be life-threatening, so it is important to know the signs and symptoms of blood clot formation. So, here are 6 symptoms not to ignore!

Swelling in one of your parts 
This may be a sign of decreased blood flow to the limb caused by deep vein thrombosis. The danger lies in the fact that the blood flow is impeded, thus depriving the organs of oxygen.

Pain in the leg or arm
If you experience cramp-like pain in one end of your limb and the area feels soft and warm to the touch, this may be a sign that a blood clot has formed.

Bruises also illustrate the appearance of a blood clot, especially if they are red and / or blue. If you notice bruises in your veins and the area is warm to the touch, be sure to see a doctor.

Chest pain when you breathe deeply
If you feel acute pain in your chest when you breathe deeply, it may look like a heart attack. But it could also be a blood clot in the lungs, which can lead to pulmonary embolism in serious cases. Pulmonary embolism is a medical emergency because it involves the obstruction of one or more arteries used to irrigate the lungs.

If you can not breathe deeply, it can be a sign of blood clot in your lungs. If you also feel dizzy, your heart rate increases, and you feel a beating in your chest, it is a medical emergency.

If you start coughing for no apparent reason, that is, you do not have a cold or any other illness that normally causes cough, and you have an increased heart rate, shortness of breath, chest pain and one or more of the symptoms described above, it may be the formation of a blood clot.

Causes of thrombosis
Thrombosis occurs when a blood clot forms in a vein or artery, slowing or stopping blood flow. It can be venous or arterial, depending on where it is formed, that is to say either in a vein or in an artery. These thromboses can occur for many reasons and are favored by:
  • A diet high in fat
  • Smoking
  • Alcohol abuse
  • obesity
  • Lack of physical exercise
  • Diabetes (type 1 and type 2)
  • hypertension
  • The pregnancy
  • Taking hormonal contraceptives

The consequences of a surgical intervention

In addition, the hereditary factor is taken into account, which is why people with a family member who has already suffered thrombosis are more likely to suffer as well.

The treatment is then based on taking anticoagulant to thin the blood. In addition, natural alternatives prevent and treat thrombosis such as lemon, witch hazel or rosemary essential oil because they act as a venous tonic.