Signs Symptoms Of Blood Clots
The human blood is a wonderful and miraculous part of the body. It carries oxygen and nutrition to various cells and organs, it keeps our bodies in balance, and it even helps the body to repair itself by forming clots over injured veins and arteries to help them heal. However, there are times when a Blood Clot may form not in response to an injury but, due to stagnation of the blood and these clots can be serious and even life threatening.
In order for your blood to keep moving you need to keep moving; that is why patients who are bedridden and people who sit for long periods of time without moving often get Blood Clots. However, there are medical conditions that can make people more susceptible to Blood Clots as well. These include, smokers and people with high cholesterol, high blood pressure, and diabetes. Being aware of the signs/symptoms that indicate a clot has formed can be the first step in getting the treatment you need.
Signs symptoms Of Blood Clots
In some cases people are unaware that a Blood Clot is forming until it is too late. In other cases the signs/symptoms are there but are simply dismissed or ignored. Being alert to the signs of clotting can help save you life and your health. Here are some of the more common signs to look for.
Redness and a hardening of one spot over vein or artery. In many cases, you have slight discomfort when you touch the area.
Fevered feeling over a vein or a sudden bulging of a vein.
In many cases the symptoms indicating a clot will change depending on its location. A clot in the bowel or heart will be less easily detected than one in the arm or the leg. In these instances your first sign may be blood in your stool or a heart attack.
The best treatment for a clot is to prevent it in the first place. This means eating healthy and eating the right food to keep your cholesterol levels normal and your blood pressure down. A diet of low fats, with plenty of fruits and vegetables will help to keep your heart, body and blood strong and help keep you maintain a healthy weight.
If you have high blood pressure, diabetes, or high cholesterol than eat a healthy diet and take proper medications to help keep your condition under control. Make sure that you get the right amount of exercise as well.
If you have a job that requires long periods of sitting make sure you take a break every couple of hours and walk around flex your arms and legs and keep that blood circulating. Even if that means pacing around an office or cubicle it's worth it if it protects your health.
By eating right, getting exercise and being aware of your body you can live a long and productive life.
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