Blood clusters are often something for which to be grateful. When you are hurt, you need your blood to thicken and collect at the wound site to help stop the bleeding. However, clusters occasionally form when not needed, which can be problematic—especially if they form in the deep veins close to your muscles.
How can blood clots occur?
When blood transitions from a liquid to a partly solid state, blood clots, which resemble gel-like blood clumps, develop in your veins or arteries. Clotting is a healthy process that prevents excessive bleeding when you are harmed. However, blood clots that develop in specific locations and don’t naturally dissolve might harm your health.
Blood clots often form in reaction to blood vessel damage. The blood first pools in one spot. To close up the cut or hole, two substances—platelets, a kind of blood cell, and fibrin, a solid material that resembles string—combine to produce what is known as a platelet plug.
A blood clot is a thrombus when it forms in an area it shouldn’t have. The clot may travel throughout the body or remain in one place (thrombosis). Particularly dangerous are the moving clots. Blood clots can develop in veins or arteries.
The signs of a blood clot and the suggested course of therapy vary depending on where the clot originates in your body and the potential extent of the harm. It might be easier to detect or avoid this potentially fatal problem if you know the typical blood clot warning symptoms and risk factors.
Here is the list of how to detect blood clots
Enlarging a single limb
An expanded leg or arm is one of the most well-known signs of a DVT. According to Dr. Navarro, blood clusters can prevent the sound flow of blood down the legs and cause blood to pool behind coagulation, which can cause swelling.
If you often have large or hardened legs when you travel or during stable periods, it’s normal to overlook leg expansion as a side effect of a DVT. In any case, be wary if the swelling in your leg develops suddenly, especially if it is accompanied by pain.
Uncomfortable legs or arms
DVT pain frequently coexists with other adverse effects like swelling or redness, although occasionally, it can exist alone.
Unfortunately, soreness from blood coagulation may easily be mistaken for a muscular spasm or strain, which is why the problem frequently goes undetected and is dangerous, according to Dr. Navarro.
DVT pain will typically hit while you’re walking or when you lift your foot. Have your primary care physician check out any cramps you can’t seem to get rid of, especially if the skin nearby is heated or discolored.
When your chest hurts, you might assume you have a heart attack, but it might very well be an aspiratory embolism. Dr. Navarro states, “a PE and a cardiovascular failure both share comparable signs.” However, PE discomfort will typically be acute and cutting, and it hurts the worst when you take a deep breath.
Pain from cardiovascular failure typically spreads from upper body areas like your shoulders, jaw, or neck. The most telling sign is your breathing, as PE pain worsens with each breath.
Your oxygen flow may slow down due to blood coagulation in your lung, making you feel like you’re struggling to breathe. “You frequently won’t have the strength or breath to climb stairs. According to interventional neuroradiologist George P. Teitelbaum, M.D., who also serves as the director of the Stroke and Aneurysm Center at Providence Saint John’s Health Center in Santa Monica, California, you feel dreadful. Get assistance right away, mainly if this develops suddenly.