When the body is injured by a cut or puncture, blood clots form to stop the bleeding. There are usually no side effects. However, there are times when they occur where they are not needed. This is why early detection and recognition of signs and symptoms is important.
Blood is constantly flowing to all parts of the body. Your heart pumps blood through your arteries and then back to your heart where the process starts all over again. When movement and flow stop, the blood stagnates, which can lead to blood clots.
Top warning signs
If you notice areas of your body that are red or bluish, have red streaks, or are extremely itchy, you may have a blood clot.
If you have a DVT (Deep Vein Thrombosis), also known as a blood clot, in your arms or legs, you may experience swelling. Risk factors for DVT include recent surgery, frequent immobility, and prolonged immobility in high-altitude aircraft.
If you have a blood clot in your lungs (pulmonary embolism), it can slow down your O2 levels. This causes the heart rate to increase to compensate for the difference in O2 received.
Circulation keeps your entire body moving. It requires it to move. Clots that block blood flow can cause inflammation, which can cause severe pain in the extremities.
This may be a sign of a lung-based blood clot. You may cough deeply or even cough up blood. Chest pain and dizziness Dizziness is also a symptom. Get immediate treatment.
High blood pressure
Kidney-based clots interfere with normal kidney function and affect the body’s ability to process and remove waste. If left untreated, it can lead to kidney failure or higher than normal blood pressure. You may notice difficulty breathing, swelling in your legs, blood in your urine, or a fever.