Wouldn’t life be a lot easier if you knew when you would become ill in advance? Not to prepare yourself, but to prevent it. In case of a cold or the flu, it is not possible unfortunately, but did you know that your body regularly indicates whether something is going to happen (in advance)?
Now take a blood clot for example. It seems like it is something innocent, but it can have fatal consequences when the clot reaches the lungs or the heart. Actually, a lot of people suffer from venous thrombosis. These are generally thrombosis legs or arms. The moment a blood clot develops in an artery, we call it an arterial thrombosis and it can, for example, cause a heart or brain infarction.
It does not sound particularly good, so how ideal would it be if your body delivers one or more signals to warn you of a blood clot? I have good news for you: that is what your body does!
A blood clot in the lungs can cause the oxygen supply to the lungs to be limited or blocked. The heart has to compensate this, which makes it beat faster.
2. Chest pain
Many people who suffer from pulmonary embolism think they are having a heart attack, because the pain is similar. The only difference is that the pain in a pulmonary embolism feels like you are being stung and it gets worse during deep breathing.
3. Unexplained cough
Often, a cough is being associated with a cold or a sore throat. But if you suffer from a dry, unexplained and out of nowhere emerging cough, your body may warn you for pulmonary embolism. Are you coughing up phlegm and/or blood? Call the doctor right away!
4. Skin discolouration
If you suffer from a (deep) venous thrombosis, a large red spot may appear on your arm or leg. Does it feel warm and soft when you touch it? Your body wants to tell you that you have a blood clot.
5. Arm or leg pain
It may feel as if you ‘just’ suffer from a cramp in your arm or leg, but beware: does the pain get worse when you walk or when you stretch? Yes? Check if the skin looks red and swollen. Also yes? Contact the doctor, because chances are you suffer from a blood clot.
6. Limited view
Don’t you see so well and doesn’t it normally or rarely bother you and is this associated with dizziness and balance problems? It may very well be possible that you suffer from a blood clot in the artery towards the eye.
If you suffer from a bowel infarct, or in other words, a blood clot in the abdomen, you may be suffering from nausea, or experiencing a lot of pain in the abdomen and vomiting.
Do you suffer from these symptoms and do you think you suffer from a blood clot? Do not hesitate and call the doctor right away. It is about your health and that is extremely important. Do not forget to share the article with your loved ones!