According to medical explanations, our blood starts to clot in order to stop external bleeding. There are occasions where blood can and will clot when still inside our veins. Any of these situations can endanger your life. Internal clotting is dangerous because it can cause a heart attack or a stroke, as well as many other life-threatening medical conditions. Luckily, you can recognize signs that indicate blood clotting.
Pay attention to these 7 alarming signs:
Tenderness or Pain In The Legs
DVT (deep vein thrombosis) is a serious health condition and it happens in cases when oxygen is not able to get to our vital organs and results in bad blood circulation. This kind of a blood clot can show up as a leg pain, cramp or tenderness.
One Limb Swelling Up
DVT can also show up as swelling. In case you notice one of your limbs appearing to be swollen for no particular reason, this might be a sign of a DVT.
Veins Having Red Streaks
Red streaks along your skin are usually a bad sign and require urgent medical care. Also, another alarming sign is if your skin is warm when you touch it. Bruises may indicate blood clots but red streaks may indicate a life-threating issue.
If You Don’t Have A Cold, But A Random Cough
If you have a constant cough without any other signs of a cold, this may be a sign of a blood clot. Also, if this symptom is followed by shortness of breath, increased pulse and chest pain, you should call your doctor instantly.
Heavy Breaths Or Pain In Chest
If you experience heavy breathing followed by chest pain, there is a significant chance you have a problem with a lung blood clot. This kind of a blood clot may have a fatal outcome, so, if this ever happens, you should ask for a medical attention at once.
Shortness of Breath
As previously explained, shortness of breath is a very serious symptom in most cases. If you’re having shortness of breath but also feel dizziness, racing heart or a fluttering feeling in your chest, you should seek medical attention as all of these may be the signs of a lung blood clot.
Chronic And Severe Headaches
Chronic severe headaches accompanied by an inability to see and speak may be a sign of a brain blood clot.
If you seek medical care immediately, this may save your life.
Unexplained Diarrhea and Vomiting
If you have severe vomiting alone or followed by diarrhea, this may indicate an abdomen blood clot. This condition is very serious and demands urgent medical attention.
Always listen to your body. Act quickly and think in a responsible way when your health and life is in question. The line between staying alive and death is very thin and minutes and seconds matter! Don’t make it even thinner by ignoring these signs.