A deep vein thrombosis defines a blood clot that develops deep in a vein, most commonly in the calf, the thigh, and the groin. In many situations, deep vein thrombosis (DVT) or other types of blood clots are caused by long periods of immobility - long flights or road trips, or simply lack of exercise.Read more
Blood clotting is typically a normal process that occurs in the body following any damage or injury to a blood vessel. In such cases, the body is perfectly capable of forming a mesh-like substance – known as a blood clot – to deal with the situation. The body forms and dissolves the clot on its own.Read more
A woman scheduled for a C-section has enough on her mind already, doesn’t she? A new baby, a new life, a new list of things to do. Does she also have to worry about an increased risk of blood clot development following a C-section?Read more
A definitive diagnosis of the presence of a blood clot can be performed at your doctor’s office or hospital setting. Depending on the suspected location of the blood clot and the type, a physician has a number of options at his or her disposal. Among them include:
- Blood tests
- CT scans
Pulmonary embolism defines the sudden blockage of a pulmonary artery inside the lung by an embolus, typically from a blood clot that has an origin somewhere else in the body such as a deep vein thrombosis of the leg. When it comes to defining signs and symptoms of a pulmonary embolism, the distinction in terminology is important.Read more
Foods that Help Prevent Blood Clots
Blood clots form for a number of reasons: a surgical procedure, obesity, a medical condition, or an injury. Blood thinning and anticoagulation medications are commonly prescribed to prevent blood clots for individuals at risk.Read more
Does Aspirin Cause Blood Clots?
Aspirin is an over-the-counter product that’s been used for generations, not only to reduce pain and fever, but for other benefits as well. Does aspirin cause blood clots? No. That doesn’t mean that using it is without risks for some.
We’ve all felt it – that teeth-grinding muscle spasm in the arch of the foot, the back of the calf, or the back of the thigh (hamstrings). When do you know if that Charlie Horse is more than a muscle cramp? What if you get them often? How can you tell the difference between a Charlie Horse and a possible blot clot?Read more
A special thank you to Richard M. Cohen for helping the American Blood Clot Association to educate the public about the danger of blood clots. Mr. Cohen has been the recipient of numerous awards in journalism, including three Emmys, a George Foster Peabody and a Cable Ace Award.Read more
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