Blood clots shouldn’t be taken lightly. If they don’t dissolve on their own or aren’t given proper medical attention, they can lead to life-threatening situations. Blood clots can cause stroke, heart attack, and pulmonary embolism. Certain factors also contribute to the possibility of developing blood clots: obesity, a sedentary lifestyle, injury, surgery, smoking, pregnancy, old age, diabetes, hypertension, and high cholesterol, among others.
Two types of blood clots are deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and arterial thrombosis. The former happens when a blood clot forms within a vein. This can cause pulmonary embolism, which happens when the clot breaks up and travels to the lungs. The latter occurs when there is a buildup of plaque in the artery walls that block or restrict blood flow. If one breaks loose, it can cause a heart attack, stroke, or organ damage.
Blood clots exhibit certain symptoms, so be sure to look out for these signs:
Red or blue discoloration in the arm or leg can be a sign of DVT. On the other hand, pale skin could be a symptom of an arterial embolism (an arterial clot that travels to the arm or the leg).
Swelling in the arm or the leg is a sign of DVT, so watch for any swelling, usually on just one side of the body.
3. Dizziness or fainting
Dizziness or fainting can be a sign that the blood clot has broken free. This can cause a person to have low blood pressure, feel nauseated, or pass out.
4. Chest pain
Pulmonary embolism, caused by DVT, can cause sharp chest pains. Be wary of a cough that is accompanied by chest pain, difficulty breathing, and bloody discharge. Chest pain is also a common sign of an arterial clot.
Weakness and fatigue can mean DVT. If you find yourself becoming very tired faster than the usual, it would be best to see your doctor. Blood clots in the lungs, for example, can cause someone to get winded easily.
6. Shortness of breath
When a blood clot breaks off and travels to the lungs, a person will often experience shortness of breath. Sometimes, it can be accompanied by a cough. A blood clot that is in or travels to the heart (caused by an arterial clot) can cause difficulty breathing, too.
7. Skin temperature changes
DVT can cause the affected part of the body to be warmer than normal. For arterial clots, the lack of oxygen flowing through the body can cause a person to experience coolness in the arm or leg.
Blood clots can cause pain the affected areas of the body, for example in the leg, arm, abdomen, or head. Muscles cramps and spasms are also signs to watch for.
A blood clot that breaks and enters the bloodstream can cause the body temperature to rise, so be wary of a sudden onset of fever.
Don’t take your health for granted. If these symptoms are bothering you, and you fear you might be at risk of complications due to blood clots, see your doctor right away.
30 Unbelievable Ways People Found Their Lost Items
You just need a little ounce of faith, which is exactly what these people did.
Losing a thing or two is heartbreaking, and people don’t care whatever that is. It could be wallet, a credit card, or a special memorabilia. When something goes missing, people will try their best to look for it. They hope and even pray that one day these missing things will reappear – even if the gods don’t allow it.
Interestingly, there are cases that this missing stuff just surfaces out of nowhere. And usually, this happens in situations or places you don’t expect the most. You may have thought otherwise, but such scenario is actually possible.
Not convinced? Well, why don’t take a look at these mind-blowing stories of people being able to find their lost gems.
Indian Wife Wins Divorce After Husband Failed To Provide A Toilet
A woman in India has been favored by court on the divorce case which she filed because of lack of toilet in their home.
Divorce is becoming overrated with couples wanting to separate over petty reasons. In this story, you might be surprised to find out the reason of a woman in India for divorcing her husband, but the reasoning in the case may help you understand why.
Who would have thought that the lack of toilet at home can end the marriage of a once was a happy couple. Sangeeta Mali of Bhilwara, India found such deficit as enough grounds to leave her husband behind.
A woman in India could no longer endure the discomfort of not having a toilet at home, so she divorced her husband.
Man Spends More Than $35,000 To Turns Himself Into A Real-Life Elf
A student is going through multiple surgeries to achieve his dream of becoming a real-life elf.
Many of us fancy to transform into the t.v. personalities we idolize. There's this guy who transformed himself into a "Genderless Alien" and another one who turned himself into a Dragon. However, one student from Argentina is working to become an elf. And just like the many real-life Barbies appearing from different parts of the world, this man is getting several procedures to help him achieve the look that he deeply desires.
A 26-year-old student from Buenos Ares, Argentina named Luis Padron has been undergoing surgeries to look like an elf. The latest procedures he had to go through included a vampire-style hair transplant with the use of his own blood. The operation happened earlier this month where Luis had to travel to Beverly Hills, California so he can be a step closer to becoming his fantasy being.
Luis takes cosplaying to the next level as he wants to become an elf, for real.
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