Characteristics of blood clots
Blood clots are blood masses produced by the body to stop bleeding in the wall of a blood vessel.
Blood clotting is a necessary process to prevent the body from losing too much blood. Blood coagulation, together with vasoconstriction (narrowing of blood vessels) and plaque formation are part of a process called hemostasis. Hemostasis allows body blood can be maintained within the blood vessels.
Consequences of forming clots
Blood clots usually vanish gradually as a wound heals. However, in some situations, the body fails to dissolve clots, so they can become dangerous. Among the most problematic situations, we can mention the following:
Symptoms of blood clots
Clots often do not have any symptoms. Other times they can present very different symptoms related to the body organ or body part they affect, as the following: fatigue, shortness of breath, dizziness, lack of urination, blood in the urine, flank pain, swelling with numbness, possible redness, lumps in the veins, gangrene, etc.
Causes of clots
The main causes that produce blood clots are:
Diagnosis and treatment of blood clots
The diagnosis of blood clots is based on a physical examination of the area you may have symptoms of blood clots. In some cases you may need other tests to identify blood clots as angiograms, ultrasound or angiography.
The official treatment of blood clots is focused on the use of blood thinning drugs to prevent the formation of new clots, thrombolytic drugs used to dissolve blood clots, anti-inflammatory drugs that reduce inflammation and reduce pain.
The natural treatment of blood clots is based on the use of a series of natural resources that can help prevent or treat blood clots.
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This material is for informational purposes only. In case of doubt, consult the doctor.