Blood Clots Symptoms And How To Treat It Signs Signs Blood Clots

However, 30%-50% of individuals with deep vein thrombosis do not experience signs from the condition.
By: abigail isaiah
March 28, 2012 - PRLog -- Deep Vein Thrombosis Overview

Deep venous thrombosis (DVT) refers to a blood clot embedded in of the major deep veins of the lower legs, thighs, or pelvis. A clot blocks blood circulation through these veins, which carries blood from the lower body back to the heart. The blockage may cause pain, swelling, or warmth in the affected leg. Blood clots in the veins may cause inflammation (irritation) called thrombophlebitis. Extreme complications of deep vein thrombosis occur when a clot breaks loose (or embolizes) and travels through the bloodstream, causing blockage of blood vessels (pulmonary arteries) in the lung. Called pulmonary embolism, this can lead to extreme difficulty in breathing and even death, depending on the degree of blockage.

Deep Vein Thrombosis Causes

factors may lead to formation of a clot inside a blood vessel.

In the United States, about two million people per year create deep vein thrombosis. Most of them are aged 40 years or older. Up to 600,000 are hospitalized each year for the condition. Deep vein thrombosis can lead to a more serious complication, blood clots in the lung (pulmonary embolism). Statistics reveal that at least 650,000 persons die each year from pulmonary embolism, making it the third most common cause of death in the United States.

 Destroy to the inside of a blood vessel due to trauma or other conditions

 Changes in normal blood flow, including unusual turbulence, or partial or complete blockage of blood flow

 Hypercoagulability, a rare state in which the blood is more likely than usual to clot

Any part that contributes to or more of these criteria may cause deep vein thrombosis. The more common risk factors are as follows:

 Extended bed rest or immobility, such as after injury or in the work of illness (such as stroke)

 Extended sitting, such as in the work of a long plane or automobile ride

 Recent surgical procedure, orthopedic, gynecologic, or heart surgical procedure

 Recent trauma to the lower body, such as fractures of the bones of the hip, thigh, or lower leg


 Heart assault or heart failure

 Being at high altitude, greater than 14,000 feet

 Recent childbirth


 Use of estrogen replacement (hormone therapy, or HT) or birth control pills

 Rare inherited genetic changes in definite blood clotting factors

 Disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC), a medical condition in which blood clotting occurs inappropriately, usually caused by overwhelming infection or organ failure

 Definite heart or respiratory conditions

 Advanced age

Signs occur in the affected leg when a clot obstructs blood flow and causes inflammation. Signs may include the following:

If an individual has deep vein thrombosis, they are more likely to have a second deep vein thrombosis.
Deep Vein Thrombosis Signs


 Gradual onset of pain

 Warmth to the touch


 Worsening leg pain when bending the foot

 Leg cramps, at night

However,  30%-50% of individuals with deep vein thrombosis do not experience signs from the condition.

 Bluish or whitish discoloration of skin watch live video or

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