Blood clots are a serious disease. Blood clots (also known as deep vein thrombosis [BO-thrombosis]) most often occur in people with limited mobility or who have recently undergone surgery or injuries. The blood clot is severe.
It is important to understand the symptoms and receive treatment immediately.
Regardless of age, gender or race, anyone can be affected by blood clots. Learn about the signs and symptoms of blood clots and what you can do to help prevent blood clots.
This guide describes how to prevent and treat blood clots; symptoms; and side effects of medications, and when to go to the emergency room.
What are the signs and symptoms?
The symptoms of a blood clot may depend on the location of the clot.
The following are the various symptoms of blood clots in different parts of the body:
• Heart- The heaviness of the heart and chest pain, sweating, shortness of breath, and upper body discomfort.
• Lung- Sharp pain in the chest, rapid heartbeat, sweating, coughing up blood, and shortness of breath.
• Legs or arms-excessive pain, swelling, Warmth, and cramps in the affected area.
• Abdomen- Abdominal pain, diarrhea, and vomiting.
• Brain- vision problems, difficulty speaking, severe headaches, and dizziness.
It is important to be aware of the signs and symptoms of blood clots so that you can alert your doctor or seek immediate medical attention. If caught early, blood clots can be treated.
How can I prevent blood clots?
According to health consultants, you should avoid inflammatory foods such as white bread, cakes, pastries, biscuits, refined oil, and refined flour.
All these foods can increase inflammation in the body and cause more blood clots.
Although there is no "natural treatment" for blood clots, you can reduce the risk of blood clots through some natural methods and lifestyle changes.
1. Stay Active:
Sitting for a long time can cause blood to pool, which can lead to blood clots.
The goal is to get up every 30 minutes, 1 hour, and move around to let the blood flow.
2. Exercise Regularly:
You don't have to run 5 miles to control blood clots. Walking at least 30 minutes a day is a good way to maintain blood circulation.
3. Weight Loss:
Blood clots may occur due to weight gain and increased venous pressure caused by extra body weight.
By losing weight and maintaining a healthy weight, you can reduce some of the vein pressure and reduce the risk of blood clots.
4. If You Travel, Be Very Careful:
According to the studies, “Anyone who travels for more than four hours, whether by plane, car, bus, or training, maybe at risk of blood clots.”
To prevent these problems and if you think you are at risk of blood clots, please have an important conversation with a venous specialist.
In addition, take a break during the journey and stand up and walk around to allow the blood to flow.
Stretch your calves, bend your ankles, and as recommended by many airlines, bring your knees to your chest and keep them there for about 15 seconds. Repeat up to 10 times, especially when traveling.
5. Drink Water:
Staying hydrated is very important in any situation. Due to the air on the plane, flying can cause dehydration, and sitting for long periods of time during travel can cause blood clots.
6. Raise Your Feet When You Sleep:
A good 7-8 hours of sleep is important because it is vital to your health.
However, that is when you sit still for a long time and you may have some blood clot problems.
To prevent this from happening, try to raise your legs while sleeping to maintain blood circulation.
7. Pay Attention To The Signs:
Pay attention to the signs of blood clots we mentioned above. If you feel that there is a problem, please contact your VCA venous specialist immediately.
If you are pregnant, please continue to exercise. Blood clots may be the result of hormonal changes brought about by pregnancy, so to help combat this, it is important to keep the leg muscles contracted to help blood circulation.
The best way to do this in a healthy way is to walk.