Characteristics of pulmonary embolism
An embolism is a vascular accident caused by one or more emboli. An embolus is a blood clot that breaks loose from the wall of a blood vessel and travels along with the blood.
At one point, it may be stuck somewhere causing a blood blockage that can have serious consequences. This phenomenon is known as embolism or stroke.
Pulmonary strokes can occur when an embolus blocks a pulmonary artery. It is also known by the name pulmonary embolism, pulmonary thrombosis, or clot in the lungs.
Pulmonary embolism, when the embolus that closes off the artery is large, can prevent the passage of blood to the lungs, causing irreparable damage to the lungs or even death from shock and cardiac arrest. Similarly, the lack of oxygen produced by a pulmonary embolism can affect other organs besides the lungs.
Symptoms of pulmonary embolism
Some other symptoms can appear, such as vertigo, dizziness, increased sweating, pain in one leg or both legs with a possible accumulation of fluids that cause swelling, language problems, lack of pulse or weakness of it, anxiety, impaired coordination, etc.
Causes of pulmonary embolism
Pulmonary embolism is caused by one or more emboli that are stuck in a lung artery blocking the flow of blood to the lungs.
Pulmonary embolism usually occurs from clots formed in the legs moving to the lungs, that’s to say, from a thrombosis in the leg (deep venous thrombosis or DVT).
Other less common causes of the occurrence of pulmonary embolisms are: tumors, air or foreign substances in the veins, amniotic fluid access to the lungs at the time of birth, staying for hours at high altitudes without drinking liquids, body fat, etc..
Those who have a tendency to develop blood clots are more likely to suffer a pulmonary embolism. (See causes of clots)
Diagnosis and treatment of pulmonary embolism
The diagnosis of pulmonary embolism is based on a physical examination to detect any possible symptoms. In some cases some other tests may be needed to assess the state of the lungs, such as arterial blood gases (oxygen level measured in the blood)
Other tests may be necessary to locate blood clots, such as angiograms, ultrasound or angiography.
The official treatment of pulmonary embolism focuses on the use of thrombolytic drugs used to dissolve clots and blood-thinning drugs that prevent new clots from forming.
Sometimes it will need the use of surgical procedures to remove the thrombus.
NATURAL TREATMENT OF PULMONARY EMBOLISM
Home remedies for pulmonary embolism
The natural treatment of pulmonary embolism is based on the use of a variety of natural resources that can help prevent or treat blood clots:
– Phytotherapy for pulmonary embolism: Some plant remedies can be done for the following purposes: Plants with circulatory properties that improve blood circulation, plants with vasotonic properties that protect blood vessels and give them greater flexibility, and plants with diuretic properties that increase the expulsion of body fluids
– Diet for pulmonary embolism: We should avoid foods with coagulant properties and we should choose those that will make blood move more fluidly.
For more information on these two topics, see “Remedies for stroke” and “Diet for stroke” in the listing above
19 March, 2019