Beware! Here’s 8 Early Signs You May Have a Blood Clot

4. Sensation of warmth

This often be felt in the arms or legs that may be accompanied by sweating or tenderness in area affected.

5. Loss of feeling

Since blood is cut off to the region by the clot, a tingling or numbness in your legs or arms may be felt. This is like how you feel when your hand falls asleep after you fall asleep with your wrist bent.

 

6. Headache with loss of vision or ability to speak

Ischemic stroke is what they called a blood clot in the brain. Since headache is common enough, you shouldn’t worry about a blood clot if that is your only symptom. However, if the headache accompanies with eye problems and may also affect your ability to speak, this is a possible symptom.

7. Vomiting and diarrhea with abdominal pain

Vomiting is a common symptom for food poisoning but it could also because of blood clot in your abdomen. This case can cause severe pain, unlike the dull pain with other types of clots.

8. Shortness of breathing with pain

This is called pulmonary embolism or PE, a blood clot in the lungs. The same symptoms may occur with a blood clot in the heart. You may feel shortness of breathing like you are unable to catch your breath, chest pain, racing pulse, sweating, fever and coughing up blood, all of these are signs of blood clot in your lungs.

Seeking medical attention quickly is critical, especially with the symptoms of blood clot in the brain, heart, abdomen or lungs. Doctors have to use a non-invasive ultrasound to check for any blood clots in your extremities and a blood test to check the clotting of blood in parts of your body.

Treating blood clots includes the use of medications to thin the blood and breakup the clots. Medicines like aspirin, warfarin, (Coumadin, Jantoven), dabigatran (Pradaxa), rivaroxaban (Xarelto), apixaban (Eliquis) and heparin can reduce the risk brought by blood clotting.

Taking medication without prescription is not advisable. Seek your doctor to counsel your health care before taking any medicine as you may have other health complications that could be a concern when combined with blood thinner.

        Mayo Clinic advised taking actions to prevent blood clots, such as:

  •  Avoidance of sitting for long periods. If travelling for instance by airplane, you can walk the aisle occasionally, or if driving, stop and walk around.
  •   It is also advisable to change your lifestyle. Lose weight, lower high blood pressure, stop smoking and regularly exercise.
  •   After a surgery or been on bed rest, move. The sooner you move the better.

Other ways like increasing your intake of Omega-3 fatty acids with fish oil supplements, Vitamin E and Evening Primrose oil could also help to reduce the risk of blood clot. Also, massage, exercise such as walking, and eating a healthy, low fat diet that is high in healthy grains and vegetables will also keep your blood moving easier. Food like garlic, onion, ginger, tumeric, ginko, bilberry, cayenne and pepper are all excellent ingredients to add to your cooking to reduce the likelihood of blood clots.

 

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