What Are the Possible Effects of Blood Clots?

Don’t ignore the blood clots, because it may bring serious outcomes as follows:

Stroke – A stroke can occur if a blood clot causes blood flow to your brain to be restricted. If blood flow is cut off for more than a few minutes, the cells in your brain start to die. This impairs the parts of the body that the brain cells control. A stroke can cause lasting brain damage, long-term disability, paralysis (an inability to move), or death.

Heart Attack – A blood clot in a coronary artery can lead to a heart attack. A heart attack occurs if blood flow to a section of heart muscle becomes blocked. If blood flow isn’t restored quickly, the section of heart muscle becomes damaged from lack of oxygen and begins to die. This heart damage may not be obvious, or it may cause severe or long-lasting problems such as heart failure or arrhythmias.

Kidney Failure – A blood clot in the kidneys can lead to kidney failure, where kidneys can no longer remove fluids and waste from your body.
Pulmonary Embolism – If a blood clot travels from a deep vein in the body to the lungs, it’s called a pulmonary embolism (PE). PE is a serious condition that can damage your lungs and other organs and cause low oxygen levels in your blood.

Deep Vein Thrombosis – A blood clot in a vein deep in your arm or leg can cause pain, swelling, redness, or increased warmth in the affected limb can cause deep vein thrombosis (DVT). DVT clots can break off, travel to the lungs and cause PE.

Venous Thromboembolism (VTE) – Together, PE and DVT make up venous thromboembolism.

Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) – PAD is a narrowing of the peripheral arteries, most commonly in the arteries of the pelvis and legs.

Pregnancy-related problems – Blood clots can cause miscarriages, stillbirths, and other pregnancy-related problems, such as preeclampsia, which is high blood pressure that occurs during pregnancy.

With medicines and ongoing care, many people who have excessive blood clotting can successfully manage it.

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