Just like a traffic jam on a freeway, blood clots impede the normal circulation of blood in the body and can be dangerous. According to the authoritative Russian cardiologist Simon Matskeplishvili, most often blood clots are not released, but form an atherosclerotic plaque that has appeared before
Blood clots that form in vessels are also called thrombi. Breaking away from the vessel wall, they begin to move with the blood flow. A blood clot can cause a blockage in a vessel that supplies the heart and brain, resulting in a thromboembolism.
We all know how dangerous this is not only for he alth but also for life. A few signs to know that you are at risk of thrombosis.
If you have thrombosis, it can cause discoloration of the skin on your legs or arms. If you notice redness and the limb is warmer, see a doctor.
Swelling of the ankle or shin may be a sign of deep vein thrombosis. This occurs when blood flow to the legs is blocked by a blood clot.
Pain in legs and arms
Muscle cramps are not uncommon, but if they start to become more frequent and painful, especially when walking, this may be a sign of a blood clot. In addition, the skin in these areas will become red, swollen and warmer.
If you have a blood clot in your stomach, it can cause nausea and vomiting. This is usually accompanied by severe pain in the abdominal area.
Can't see well with one eye? This may be a sign of central retinal artery occlusion, especially if accompanied by balance problems or vertigo
At the same time, according to the cardiologist, blood clots are not often broken off, but begin to grow and become atherosclerotic plaques. Under such circumstances, the blood clot occludes the vessel.
The doctor said that the main cause of venous thrombosis is a sedentary lifestyle. Movement after a long period of immobility sharply increases the risk of a blood clot forming, threatening to reach the heart and pulmonary artery.
The cardiologist also adds that taking aspirin to prevent blood clots is not appropriate, and in general, taking drugs without evidence is unacceptable. According to Makkeplishvili, this does not help prevent blood clots. In his words, it is best to drink more water.