About Preventing A Blood Clot – Thrombus

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Blood Clot - Thrombus

They might not sound very life threatening, but a blood clot that develops in the deep veins of your leg, if left untreated and unable to dissolve of its own volition, may detach and travel to your lungs, causing a pulmonary embolism (or PE).

In most cases, a leg blood clot will form due to lengthy periods of travel, for example if you remain immobile in cramped spaces—such as an airplane or bus—with few opportunities to stretch your legs or get up and walk around.

Here are ten signs that you may have a dangerous blood clot in your leg…

1. Redness
A slight discoloration of the skin in the area of the clot is often one of the first signs of is the formation of a thrombus (or clot) deep in a vein.

2. Swelling
Likewise, painful swelling may occur at the site of the clot—particular if it develops in the leg, ankle, or calf area.

3. Warm Skin
Blood clotting will often cause a temperature change—in leg clots it the skin near the area may increase in temperature and become warm.

4. Fainting
Fainting and dizzy spells may occur if the body is unable to dissolve the blood clot naturally, on its own or if it detaches and travels towards the lungs if breathing is labored.

5. Increased Heart Rate
As the leg clot grows in size, the body will attempt to eradicate it and the vital organs, like the heart, will work harder resulting in an accelerated heartbeat.

6. Fatigue
Any illness, such as a blood clot, will have the body’s defense systems working overtime, which may result in fatigue or exhaustion for no apparent reason.

7. Fever
A blood clot, particularly if it detaches and enters the blood stream, may cause a mild fever.

8. Tenderness
Oftentimes the skin surrounding the clot, even though it’s deep within the leg, may become quite tender to the touch with no evidence of bruising on the skin surface.

9. No Symptoms
Approximately half of those experiencing a blood clot in the leg (or deep vein thrombosis) have little or no symptoms at all.

10. Distended Veins
Sometimes a particularly stubborn blood clot will show itself via distention of surface veins in the area of the leg where it’s developing.

Source: activebeat,com

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