How Do You Prevent Blood Clots?

It doesn’t matter how it happens, really. Some people are simply more susceptible to blood clots than others. Sometimes, it’s a medical condition that makes them more prone to blood clots. People who have diabetes, for example, are more prone to blood clots than others. Pregnant women, smokers, people who have heart conditions, et cetera – these are people who may have more chances for blood clots than others.

However, as can be found in the website of the lawyers with Habush, Habush, & Rottier S.C., some people acquire this new susceptibility second-hand, due to an incident or another. This incident is usually a traumatic personal injury or even a medical procedure that went awry. This can be, of course, dangerous since the methods of preventing blood clots when you are more prone to them are relatively different from regular people.

For most people, blood clots can be combated by simple physical exertion and stimulation. Physical movement stimulates the blood flow, especially in areas where this is actually required in order for blood to not remain stagnant in the vein and then clot. When this happens in the deep vein, such are numerous reported cases in some passengers of long-haul flights (any flight that is longer than four hours); there is a clot that forms.

If the clot that forms is big and it travels all the way to the lungs, it could cause potentially fatal problems such as pulmonary embolism.

If simple physical stimulation isn’t sufficient, there are protocols in place that may be followed. You may be prescribed an anticoagulant or have an IVC filter surgically installed. There are some cases involving Bard G2 IVC Filters however that have resulted in numerous patients reporting complaints of this faulty preventative measure that may cause more harm than its intended good.

It is always recommended, then, that you have full disclosure with your doctor on the pros and cons of any method of preventative measures before pursuing any such actions.