Hi! i’m robosuzie and today i’ll talk to you about blood clots risks, symptoms, and Dangers. Also don’t forget to subscribe for more tips in the future! But back to our topic. Out of all the women, almost 240,000 had surgery during the monitoring period. Just over 5,400 women developed blood clots leading to ization and 270 women died from clots and clotrelated issues. When these women who underwent major surgeries were compared to women that didn’t.
Have surgery, they were 70 times more likely to face ization due to blood clots and clot related issues. Women who underwent sameday surgeries like arthroscopies or procedures like biopsies were almost 10 times more likely to develop blood clots. To sum up the study, researchers indicate that approximately 11.5 percent of women undergoing surgery would later be admitted for blood clots. The risk increases with type of surgery as well, with major orthopedic surgeries like hip and knee replacements and major cancer.
Surgery causing the highest incidence. in fact, one woman in 45 developed blood clots after joint replacement and one in 85 after cancer surgery. What are Blood Clots? Blood clotting is a lifesaving process by which the body repairs injured blood vessels. When a blood vessel is damaged platelets rush to the affected area to form the first plug slowing blood loss. At this point platelets become activated and begin releasing chemicals.
That start the clotting process in the body that ultimately leads to a protein called fibrin that forms a sort of mesh making the final clot. While this mechanism is beneficial, when clots break free from the injured area and travel around the body, serious health issues can occur. Serious Clot Related Issues. The most serious clot related issues are deep vein thrombosis, pulmonary embolism, heart.
Attack, and stroke. each of these issues can be lifethreatening and have different symptoms. Deep Vein Thrombosis. Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) occurs when a blood clot forms in one or several of the deep veins within the body; it usually forms in the legs. Deep vein thrombosis often happens without any symptoms at all until the clot is causing a problem. Symptoms of DVT include: Swelling. Pain that starts in the calf or thigh that.
Resembles a charley horse inflammation Skin changes like paleness and a blue tint When these symptoms present, it’s very important to see a right away or visit the emergency room as soon as possible. Pulmonary Embolism. When a blood clot travels to one or both lungs, the condition is called pulmonary embolism. Many different symptoms occur with pulmonary embolism and vary depending on the amount.
Of lung affected, the clot’s size, and overall health. common symptoms of pulmonary symptoms are: Trouble breathing that comes on quickly and occurs with activity or rest Chest pain that worsens with deep breathing, coughing, or bending Cough that produces bloodtinged mucous or sputum The less common symptoms of pulmonary embolism include:.
Wheezing. swelling in legs. Clamminess. Excessive perspiration. Irregular or weak pulse. Feeling faint. Pulmonary embolism is a lifethreatening condition that when treated with the proper medications is easily and quickly resolved with little ill effects. Heart Attack.
Blood Clots in the Legs Symptoms and Diagnosis
The most common blockages outside the heart tend to be in the legs. and they’re very common in smokers and diabetics. The symptoms are called claudication, which is basically discomfort when people walk. And because of that, a lot of times patients don’t even seek medical attention for that because they think this is just a symptom of arthritis, getting old, muscle pain and so forth. So unfortunately, a lot of times it goes unrecognized because the patient don’t mention it during their routine physical, or visit with their primary.
Care physician or occasionally even with the cardiologist. there’s this expectation that as we get older things should hurt when we walk. It’s a pain with walking, as I mentioned, and it’s usually consistent, happens at the same distance all the time. And and it gets to the point it’s it’s bad, feels like a cramp where people have to stop. And typical to the claudication, when they stop the pain goes away and usually the amount of time it takes for the pain to go away is is consistent as well. So people will say I usually walk.
Two blocks i get the pain i have to stop and then to five minutes after i stop the pain goes away and I’ll be able to walk again. Typically it does not happen when people are sitting or laying down unless it’s really advanced phase where the blockage is so severe to start to cause pain even without walking or doing activities. It’s the same concept. It starts by defining the blockage, the exact location, the severity of it, how many blockages. And the way we do that is to what we call an angiogram, which is similar to heart catheterization.
In the sense you put a catheter in inject contrast except now we’re not looking at the heart, we’re looking at the the legs or whatever location we suspect that there’s blockage there. Once we establish there’s blockage then it becomes an issue what’s the best way to treat it. And it’s the same as in the heart, some blockages better served with medication and exercise, some blockages will need surgery to fix and some blockages can be fixed with a balloon and stent. Which one is the appropriate approach? It’s a technical issue really. We.
Have to see the blockage to to make that determination. big percentage of patients who have blockages in their legs and and outside the heart have a higher risk of having blockage in the heart and vice versa. The disease process it’s the it’s the same it’s what we talked about cholesterol buildup, an interruption in that smooth layer that line our arteries whether it’s in the heart or outside the heart. The risk factors are the same to cause heart problems or blockages outside the heart so smoking, diabetes, high blood pressure, family history, really there’s.