Smoking can increase the risk of excessive clotting and can also damage the lining of the blood vessels resulting in clot formation.
Blood clots or blood clots are the body’s natural response when a blood vessel is injured so the bleeding can stop. But under certain conditions or circumstances blood clots form when not needed and cause disturbances in the body such as heart attacks, stroke, or other health conditions.
What is the cause of excessive clotting?
Blood clots are formed when platelets and plasma proteins are thickened, forming a semisolid mass. This process is likely to be triggered by injury or occasionally can occur in the blood that has no injuries. A blood clot formed can move to another part or organ causing damage. Certain factors and conditions may cause disturbing blood clots, as well as some health problems that may be related to the blood clot:
- Heart failure
- Stroke attack
What are the risk factors that increase the risk of blood clots?
Many factors can trigger the occurrence of excessive blood clots causing blood flow to be limited or blocked. Blood clots can travel to the arteria or veins in the brain, heart, kidneys, lungs and other limbs. Conditions that cause heart attacks, strokes, organ damage, and even death.
Here are some trigger factors:
- Smoking can increase the risk of excessive clots. Smoking can also damage the lining of blood vessels that can cause clot formation.Obesity and obesity
Pregnancy. Women are more likely to cause blood clots during pregnancy due to increased platelet and clotting factors. The uterus can also suppress blood vessels that slow down blood flow, which can lead to blood clots.
Too long to lie down because in the recovery phase after surgery or due to illness
- Too long to sit
- The use of birth control pills can slow down blood flow and cause clotting.
- Have cancer
Some diseases and health disorders that can cause excessive blood clots, such as:
- Diseases where plaque builds up inside the arteries. Over time, plaque can rupture and can cause damage.
Diabetes increases the risk of plaque buildup in the arteries that can cause dangerous blood clots. Nearly 80% of people with diabetes die of blood clots.
- Heart failure
Conditions where the heart is damaged or weakened. When the heart can not pump enough blood to meet the body’s needs, blood flow will slow down so it can cause the formation of blood clots.
- Obesity and obesity
Abnormal weight gain can lead to atherosclerosis that increases the occurrence of blood clots.
What are the signs and symptoms of blood clotting?
- Blood clots in the legs or arms
The most common body organs with blood clots are the lower legs. Blood clots in the legs or arms can have several symptoms, such as:
There was a warm sensation
Skin discoloration becomes pale or bluish
Symptoms that occur depend on the size of the blood clot so that sometimes someone does not have any symptoms or may just experience mild calf swelling without much pain. If large clumps are formed it can cause severe swelling and pain.
- Blood clots on the heart
The heart is the location of organs that are less common for blood clots, but can still occur. Blood clots in the heart can cause chest pain or feel heavy. Shortness of breath is another potential symptom.
- Blood clots on the abdomen
Abdominal pain and severe swelling can be a symptom of blood clotting in the abdomen. This condition can also be a symptom of a virus or food poisoning.
- Blood clots on the brain
Blood clots in the brain can cause a sudden and severe headache, accompanied by some other symptoms such as sudden difficulty speaking or seeing.
- Blood clots in the lungs
Blood clots in the lungs are called pulmonary embolism. Symptoms that can occur are:
– Shortness of breath suddenly and not caused by exercise
-The heartbeat is fast
-Coughing up blood