Sunday, 16 September 2012
When the adulation of life is gone, the coward sneaks to his death, but the brave live on. The brain can be easy to buy, but the heart never comes to market.
Blood clot prevention and treatment reduces the risk of stroke, heart attack and pulmonary embolism.
Blood clots consist of blood cells and fibrin strands that form to stop the flow of blood after an injury. Blood clots are vital for wound healing. If blood was not able to clot, death would occur from excessive bleeding from a simple cut.
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Somehow, the inappropriate formation of blood clots in vessels or organs of the body can occur, leading to a potentially extremely dangerous situation. When blood clots form within arteries and veins, they obstruct the flow of blood, which can lead to a heart attack or stroke. Blood clots formed after surgery or due to a traumatic injury may also be life threatening.
Let your heart guide you. It whispers, so listen closely.
Peripheral venous disorder, problems with the veins can cause blood clots to form
Thrombophlebitis, an obstructing blood clot has formed, causing the surrounding vein to become inflamed
Coronary thrombosis, a blood clot in coronary arteries leading to a heart attack
Deep vein thrombosis, blood clot formed in a deeper vein
Pulmonary embolism, a blood clot in the lungs
Retinal vein occlusion, blood clot in a vein of the eye
Finding the clots: what to do,
A venogram may also be ordered to assess venous blood flown, while an angiogram will be able to determine blood flow in the arteries.
The symptoms and signs of blood clots typically depend on location in the body. Some can be very serious, leading to a stroke, ischemic attack, or heart attack.
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If a blood clot occurs in the lung, you may experience:
Sharp chest pain
Rapid heart rate
Shortness of breath
Coughing up blood
If there are blood clots in the arteries of the arm or leg, you may feel or see:
If blood clots appear in the brain, you may experience:
If blood clots form in the abdomen, symptoms may include:
Severe abdominal pain
There are various reasons for the formation of blood clots, from traumatic injury to certain surgical procedures.
Certain medical conditions are also associated with the increased likelihood of clot formation:
Inflammatory bowel disease such as Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis
Varicose veins and other vascular conditions
High blood pressure
Genetic factors such as inherited tendency for deep vein thrombosis stress for many years with spectacular
Valvular heart disease
Autoimmune disorders such as lupus or rheumatoid arthritis
Bleeding disorders such as haemophilia
He who has never hoped can never despair.
There are also a number of risk factors that can contribute to the development of blood clots, including:
Lack of exercise
Use of contraceptive pill or patch
Sitting or laying in one position for prolonged periods of time
Elevated levels of homocysteine
The men whom I have seen succeed best in life always have been cheerful and hopeful men; who went about their business with a smile on their faces; and took the changes and chances of this mortal life like men; facing rough and smooth alike as it came.
Treating blood clots depends on whether the clot has formed in a vein or an artery. The size of the clot, location, and the person’s general health are also taken into consideration.
If a clot develops in an artery and results in a stroke or heart attack, thrombotic medications may be administered intravenously to dissolve the blood clot.
If a blood clot forms in a vein, it could travel to the lungs and cause a pulmonary embolism. A combination of heat, painkillers, anti clotting drugs, elevation and bandaging of the affected area are commonly used to treat venous thrombosis. In severe episodes, surgery may be performed to remove the blood clot before it travels to the lungs.
The best way to treat blood clots is to prevent them. Just when the caterpiller thought life was over, it became a butterfly.
Avoid sitting for prolonged periods
Lead a healthy lifestyle
Maintain a healthy weight to avoid obesity, a risk factor
If you smoke, try to stop smoking naturally
Avoid sitting cross-legged
Avoid wearing tight garments such as knee hosiery below the waist
When traveling by air, get up to stretch at least once an hour
For cowards the road of desertion should be left open; they will carry over to the enemy nothing, but their fears. Be brave and prepared, act fast and always seek a professional help.