Blood clots are gelatinous piles of blood, which are formed after the injury in order to prevent excessive bleeding. Proteins and platelets in the plasma function together to form a clot in the affected part. The body mainly decomposes the clot when the injury is healed.
The clots are often formed in the arteries and veins without injuries and do not decompose by themselves. This may eventually lead to pulmonary embolism and stroke. It is important to understand that the clots are very serious and require precise diagnosis and adequate treatment.
- Arterial clots
Arteries are blood vessels that carry blood from the heart. Arterial clots are formed in the artery, and prevent blood and oxygen get to the vital organs. They usually form in the legs and feet, but can also occur in the brain and lead to stroke or heart and cause a heart attack.
SYMPTOMS of arterial clots
Muscle pain or spasms in that part
Numbness in an arm or leg
Fingers or hands cold to the touch
Discoloration in the affected part
Cold hands or feet
The weakness of the affected part
RISK FACTORS OF blood clots
Lack of physical activity
- Venous clots
The veins are responsible for supplying blood without oxygen to the heart. As the name suggests venous clots are formed in the veins and occurs mainly due to trauma or surgery, for example after a leg fracture. There are three types of venous blood clots such as deep vein thrombosis – DVT, pulmonary embolism – PE and superficial vein thrombosis.
DVT – usually is formed in the lower part of the legs, pelvis or thigh, but can also occur in the area of the liver, intestine, kidney, brain and hand.
PE – this is actually a deep vein thrombosis which is dumped from its starting point and entered the lungs.
Superficial vein thrombosis – are clots in the veins that are closest to the skin and require treatment.
Symptoms of venous clots:
Painful, swollen or inflamed skin over the affected vein
Vein that is hard or painful to touch
Red skin over the affected vein
EARLY SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS:
If it forms in:
arm or leg: warmth, swelling, tenderness, and gradual or sudden pain
abdomen, diarrhea, severe pain in the abdomen and vomiting
brain: vision problems, dizziness, headache, difficulty with speech and weakness in the face, arms or legs
heart: sweating, nausea, shortness of breath, fatigue, chest pain and discomfort in the area of the upper body
lungs: fever, sweating, coughing up blood, chest pain, shortness of breath and rapid heartbeat
4 tips for preventing blood clots:
Changing drug therapy
6 BLOOD thinners AND NATURAL supplements
Omega-3 fatty acids – found in walnuts, pumpkin seeds, and fish (salmon, trout, herring)
Vitamin E – can be found in almonds, avocados, kiwi, pumpkin, broccoli and leafy green vegetables
Vitamin C – a powerful antioxidant which prevents the formation of blood clots
Blueberry, ginger and turmeric – these plants effectively prevent blood clots
Ginkgo – reduces the concentration of fibrin, a protein that plays a role in the formation of blood clots
Natural antibiotic – garlic, onion and olive oil are some of the most powerful natural antibiotic and is scientifically proven that garlic is very effective in preventing the formation of blood clots.