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Blood Clots

 

Happens when the blood thickens or lumps or masses together and stops circulation.

What to look for

 

It is normal if our blood clots, it’s a healthy protective process.
But if any of the symptoms below happens blood clotting may be the cause…
Sudden and minor pain in your arm or leg it can also include pins and needles feeling
Gangrene (tissue death) may develop if this is not seen to and treated.
If there is a hard, bluish lump in the vein.
Sudden blindness in one eye could be the cause of a blood clot blocking a retinal artery.
Violent dizziness, or the ability to stand or walk may be caused by a medium blood clot blocking a cerebral artery.
Clots are normal it’s a, healthy defensive process. This is how any bleeding is stopped and our healing can begin. 
Clot formation inside a healthy blood vessel is not normal and can be fatal.
These types of clotting can indicate heart disease or venous diseases such as phlebitis.
A clot that forms in the heart, blood vessel or vein and blocks circulation is called a thrombus. Tiny thrombi helps the blood vessel walls to heal medium injuries, then they normally dissolve. If they don't dissolve, they tend to slow the circulation and flow with the blood.
If thrombosis occurs in one of the coronary arteries of the heart, the patient has a heart attack. And if it’s
in the brain the patient has a stroke

Causes

Abnormal clotting : coronary heart disease, artery disease,
prolonged immobilisation in which the blood clots because of poor circulation, after a major surgery,
pregnancy, taking the contraceptive pill, or it may be associated with cancer.
Blood will thicken inside blood vessels if the vessel walls is damaged or if circulation becomes unusually
sluggish, as in atherosclerosis.

Dietary Considerations

 

Eat more oily fish such as tuna and sardines, fresh fruit and vegetables, fibre filtered water. You should use certain vitamins ask your doctor which vitamins to take.

Prevention

Try not to be overweight and exercise to keep fit.
Doctors recommend daily doses of aspirin for patients at risk of abnormal clotting.

When to seek further professional advice

You have angina or have any symptoms associated with stroke.
You experience sensory weakness.

Alternative/Natural Treatments

You should tell your doctor if you are taking herbal medicine
Body/Mind : Massaging can be very helpful if the blood clot is due to poor circulation.
Herbal Therapies : Cayenne and ginkgo, Turmeric, bilberry, ginger, grape-skin extract, and
gugulipid, an extract of myrrh, Garlic and onion, as is bromelain, a pineapple enzyme.

Traditional Treatment

Your doctor should prescribe medications to help with this condition as well as aspirin.

The information contained in this Site/Service is not intended nor is it implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice or taken for medical diagnosis or treatment.

Author - Body and Mind

Published - 2013-01-18