How To Recognize Blood Clot Or Venal Thrombosis? These Are The 5 Signs To Watch Out For!
Blood clots, in particular venal thrombosis, are a dangerous condition that may end up endangering your life. Sometimes, blood clots are necessary to solidify blood and clump it to help injuries heel. When not necessary, on the other hand, blood clots can cause problems, in particular near our muscles and deep veins. The deeper clots go, the more harmful they become, and may end up causing deep venal thrombosis (DVT). This condition blocks blood and causes circulation barriers that seriously affect the functioning of our entire body.
What is even worse is that DVT rarely stays in the same place, and may move to the lungs and cause pulmonary embolism. In this case, our vital organs won’t get the oxygen they need, and may even be fatally damaged. The proneness to DVT is often genetically predetermined, but even if you don’t have a similar case in the family, you should watch out for several risk factors that are warning you such thing could happen:
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Frequent and aggressive inflammation
When you have DVT, the first signal about it will be a swollen arm or a leg. It is because blood is prevented from reaching our extremities, in which case swelling develops rapidly, and causes severe pain in the affected area.
Inexplicable pain in the arms and the legs
Redness and inflammation are only some of the DVT symbols, but the one that is always present is pain. In many occasions, doctors fail to identify and diagnose the problem right because they prescribe this pain to tension and muscle cramps. What is worse is that this pain is persistent and causes untypical hotness in the arm or the leg while moving it. If you’ve noticed something similar, contact your doctor immediately.
First and foremost, concussions do cause blood clots, but they rarely turn into DVT. A more serious problem is if the concussed area becomes red, bruised, or discolored. DVT causes the limb to become red and warm, and that’s the most serious sign.
Pain in the chest
If our chest hurt in an unusual way, we all thinks of heart problems and attacks, but what we may be experiencing at the moment is pulmonary embolism. The symptoms are very similar, so make sure you undergo a detailed analysis to diagnose your condition.
Pulmonary embolism, however, becomes stronger with time, and becomes worse as you breathe. Heart problems are rather exposed through jaw, shoulder, or neck problems, so pay attention whether it hurts when you breathe. If this is true, dial the emergency service right away.
Persistent cough you can’t explain
Are you tired of coughing? Dry and persistent coughing with mucus or even blood is a serious alert, and you shouldn’t neglect it. Breathing problems will often showcase themselves with chest pain and accelerated heart rate, and this may mean you are suffering from pulmonary embolism. Quite often, you will lack energy or lose consciousness, which means it is time to visit your doctor.