First, let’s make it clear what are actually considered to be blood clots? They are blood masses with jelly texture formed by the proteins from the plasma and platelets. They appear when your body experiences an injury in order to stop over bleeding. When the wound heals the clot dissolves by itself. But sometimes there are clots which cannot be dissolved, usually inside the veins or arteries.

This situation is dangerous for your health and very often ends up with pulmonary embolism and strokes. Such problem requires adequate medical treatment.

Here are some statistical data which point out the seriousness of this health issue:

– There is a new patient with a stroke every 40 seconds and on every 4 minutes some of them die in the US. This raises the number of death up to 130000 people a year and that is stunning.

– Every year there are more than 600000 new patients who get stroke for the first time, and most of them are ischemic strokes which are consequence of the blocked flow of the blood in the brain.

– What is more concerning is that from the stroke you can gain long time disability especially at patients over 60 years of age.

– All this damage from the stroke has also negative impact on the country which spends more than 30 billion dollars every year on medicines, health care and missed working days for stroke patients.

Venous and arterial blood clots

Clots that appear in the veins or arteries can be fatal for patients and it is crucial to recognize signs and prevent blood clots.

– Arteries are responsible for supplying the organs with oxygenated blood from the heart. When those channels are blocked from the clot then the flow is interrupted and cannot reach the heart or other vital organs. This leads to heart attack or stroke.

Here are some of the most common symptoms which can vary if you have some other illnesses like diabetes, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, obesity or if you are smoker or you are not physically active person.

– Cold legs, arms and fingers

– Pain in the muscles

– Feeling of weakness

– Discoloration of the affected area

– Numbness in the arms or legs

Veins’ job is to return the depleted blood in the heart and the clots that form in the veins are usually created after a bone trauma or surgery.

PE (pulmonary embolism which can be fatal because the clot can come from the lungs or travel to them), SVT (superficial venous thrombosis can be very painful and usually appears in the veins near surface of the skin) and DVT (deep vein thrombosis which occur in the legs, pelvis, thigh, arm, liver, kidneys, brain or intestines) are 3 different types of veins clots.

You can easily recognize the symptoms of superficial venous thrombosis:

– Swollen and red skin of the affected area

– Inflamed and painful skin usually hard when you touch it.

Here is a list of the most common symptoms which can help you detect the problem with the clot in veins.

– Swelling or pain with feeling of warmth in the leg or arm where the clot appears.

– Diarrhea, pain or vomiting if the clot is in the abdominal area.

– Intense pain in the chest, fever, sweating, shortness of breath and blood in the cough indicate clot in the lungs.

– Troubles with vision, speaking, sharp headache, dizziness and weakness in the legs, arms and face indicate clot in the brain.

– Pain in the chest, nausea, sweating, light- headedness and discomfort in the upper body indicate clot in the heart.

What can you do to prevent cloth in the blood?

You should immediately change your life style and eating regimen and switch to healthy habits free of GMO, refined carbohydrates, sugars, processed food, trans fats and artificial sweeteners.

Be physically active and work out regularly. Always have in mind to stretch up when working long hours on your desk. Quit smoking to significantly decrease the risk rate of getting clots in the blood.

Always consult your doctor before taking medication because some of them can contribute to forming cloths in the blood like cancer drugs, hormone and drugs for regulating blood pressure.

These are 6 powerful supplements which are also excellent blood thinners and help in prevention of clots in the blood:

– Vitamin C, essential for normal function of the cardiovascular system.

– Vitamin E can be found in great amounts in almonds, kiwi, avocado, leafy green vegetables and broccoli. It prevents oxidation.

– Omega 3 Fatty acids is concentrated in walnuts, fish and pumpkin seeds.

– Gingko helps the body to reduce the amount of protein called fibrin which takes part in forming clots.

– Natural antibiotics prevent thrombosis. Consume more onions, garlic and olive oil to reduce the risk of clots in the blood.

– Turmeric and Ginger are great in the process of reducing clots.

Always consult your doctor first, before drastically changing your lifestyle and eating regimen. Your prescribed medications cannot be replaced with anything that isn’t approved by your physician or doctor.