Most of us don’t put much attention when we are wounded. We always think that a little bit of alcohol to cleanse it and a little drop of antiseptic will do. If we got deep wounds maybe from an injury or an accident, a blood clot may be formed. But how will we know if we do have one?
When a blood clot is formed deep in your body’s vein, it is called Deep Vein Thrombosis or DVT. It usually happens on your legs and may also happen in your arms, pelvis, lungs and even in your brain which could be very dangerous.
Having a blood clot is like having a clogged sink. It doesn’t always dissolve on its own that’s why it could be very dangerous and sometimes life-threatening. Heart attack and stroke are usually obtained from a blood clot. It happens when a blood clot breaks free (but did not dissolve) and travels to your body organs. Since our veins are interconnected, that blood clot goes through the heart or lungs and prevents the flow of blood your body needed.
To keep yourself and loved ones from obtaining this, take note of the following signs:
Leg swelling can cause a delay in the blood flow in your circulatory system. The circulation of oxygen your body requires for it to function well will be affected and may be insufficient in reaching other vital organs in your body. This situation may then lead to serious outcomes.
Shortness of breath
You may have thought that difficulty in breathing results when you’re too much tired. It may also be a symptom that a blood clot is present in your lungs. If this happens always and with the association of chest pain, dizziness and racing heartbeats, consult with your doctor immediately.
If you experience abnormalities in coughing, a blood clot could be the reason behind it. Keep track of your heart rate and breathing for it may suddenly shock you and before you know it, you already have heart complications.
Red streaks on your skin
Having bruises when you didn’t even bump a single appliance or structure nearby is an obvious sign of blood clotting especially when it’s located along your vein lengths.
Have you taken note of these symptoms? Be conscious and prevent unfortunate circumstances from happening!