The medical term is deep vein thrombosis (DVT) but most people know them as blood clots – the danger can be deadly and most people don’t think about them until they’re facing a life-threatening
Blood clots are usually located in the arms, legs, or groin area. What makes a DVT so dangerous is that things can worsen rapidly if small pieces of the clotted blood break loose and travel through your blood stream to other parts of your body.
The typical causes can affect either gender at any age.
Risk Factors for the Dangers of Blood Clots
- Sedentary lifestyle or excessive travel requiring you to sit for long periods
- Limited mobility – confinement to bed or wheelchair
- Recent surgical procedure or invasive procedure
- Hormonal medications such as birth control or hormone replacement drugs
- Pregnancy or recent delivery
- Traumatic injury resulting in a deep bruise, lumps, or bone breaks
- A family or personal history of varicose veins or blood clots
- History of cancer, heart disease, stroke, or paralysis
- Irregular heartbeat (cardiac arrhythmia)
- Being 65 years or older
- Having thicker (more viscous) blood
Having high blood viscosity (how thick or sticky your blood is) not only increases your risk of blood clot, it also puts you at higher risk for heart disease, high cholesterol, stroke, metabolic syndrome, neurodegenerative disease, and diabetes.
If you’re concerned about your blood viscosity, request a complete blood count from your doctor. Blood viscosity determines how your blood flows through your blood vessels, how hard your heart has to work to pump the blood, and the friction caused to your vessels from blood flow. High viscosity blood can directly affect the amount of oxygen and nutrients that is delivered to your cells and organs.
Common Blood Clot Symptoms
- Aching, tenderness, or pain in arms or legs
- Redness on the surface of your skin
- A spot that feels warmer than the rest of your skin
- Unexplained swelling in limbs
If the particles that break loose from a clot end up in your lungs, it’s known as a pulmonary embolism and is an emergency room scenario. You must seek immediate medical attention.
You may experience difficulty breathing, a persistent cough (sometimes with blood), pain in your chest, rapid heartbeat, feeling dizzy or faint, or a low-grade fever.
Prevent the Dangers of Blood Clots and Improve Blood Viscosity (Naturally)
- Avoid wearing excessively tight clothing (especially when traveling)
- Occasionally elevate your legs (6 inches above the level of your heart)
- Move around for at least half an hour each day
- Ask your doctor about non-hormonal birth control options
- Consider compression stockings if you have multiple risks for blood clots
- Lower the amount of salt in your diet (dump the junk!)
- During long periods of travel, take time to move or stretch
- Quit smoking
- Be cautious of “impact” injuries to your arms or legs
- Keep your feet flat on the floor while sitting (don’t cross your ankles)
- Drink plenty of water
- Get a VieLight for improved blood viscosity!
Alternatives to Anticoagulant Drugs
Conventional medicine’s response to blood clots is to prescribe an anticoagulant – also known as a blood thinner. The side effects of these drugs include the inability to stop bleeding if you cut yourself. If you have a wound that will not clot, you should visit the emergency room and let them know you’re taking a prescription blood thinner.
You need to do everything possible to improve your body’s “delivery system” (the blood). Put an end to high viscosity blood and thin it back to normal. Improve your heart health, boost the blood flow to your brain, and prevent blood clots.
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