What are thrombus?
Characteristics of thrombus
The blood clots are blood masses produced by the body to stop bleeding caused in the wall of a blood vessel.
A thrombus is a blood clot that appears inside the walls of blood vessels or heart. Thrombi decrease the diameter of a blood vessel hampering or impeding blood to flow fluently, something which is known as thrombosis.
For example, a thrombus involving the vein of the kidneys can cause renal vein thrombosis.
Symptoms of thrombi
Thrombi often do not present any symptoms. Other times, they can have very different symptoms related to the body or body part they affect 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 Thrombi
The main causes that produce Thrombi are:
– Genetic factors: Some people have a genetic predisposition to produce increased blood clotting.
– Increased proportion of coagulation factors: There are a number of proteins, called coagulation factors (fibrinogen, prothrombin, calcium, etc) that facilitate Thrombi formation. For example, when fibrinogen levels are higher, you are more likely to blood clots. These levels in particular can be enhanced by the ingestion of drugs or certain stages of life, including pregnancy.
Other proteins, such as protein C, have anticoagulant properties. Deficiencies in these vitamins can promote blood clotting too much.
– Strokes or accidents: they can cause injuries to the inside of blood vessels that encourage blood clots. (For example, accidents that affect the entire body. Fractures of legs, hips, femur)
– Burns: burned tissues may enter the bloodstream.
– Surgical procedures: heart surgery, pelvic surgery, etc)
– Ingestion of certain drugs, such as oral contraceptives, or cocaine.
– Atherosclerosis: The arteries can be blocked by plaques consisting of cholesterol and fats that stick to walls and harden them as different components, such as calcium, adhere to them. Atherosclerosis is responsible for the formation of Thrombi
– Cholesterol: The presence of “bad” cholesterol promotes the formation of clots.
– Smoking: Nicotine is a vasoconstrictor that decreases the thickness of the arteries and coronary vessels, increases heart rate and blood pressure. Smoking is one of the leading causes of circulatory diseases, such as arteriosclerosis, hypertension, heart failure, etc.
– Alcohol: Alcohol increases blood pressure. Continued alcohol consumption can lead to problems of hypertension. Many doctors believe that a little alcohol helps improve circulation and prevent heart disease, but alcoholism is detrimental to the body and causes it many anomalies.
– Physical inactivity: inactivity, such as sitting for too long, air travel, traveling by car, by train for long hours, staying in bed for several days, etc. may promote clots.
– Poor diet: A poor diet, rich in saturated fats and low in anticoagulant food may promote Thrombi.
Diagnosis and treatment of Thrombi
The diagnosis of Thrombi 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 Thrombi 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 Thrombi is based on the use of a series of natural resources that can help prevent or treat blood clots.
More information on the natural treatment of blood clots.