Blood clots are gel-like clumps of blood. They are beneficial when they form in response to an injury or a cut, plugging the injured blood vessel, which stops bleeding.
Some clots form inside your veins without a good reason and don’t dissolve naturally. These may require medical attention, especially if they are in your legs or are in more critical locations, such as your lungs and brain.
What are the most common symptoms of a Blood Clot?
Blood clot symptoms will depend on where a clot forms in your body. Some people may experience no symptoms at all. The most affected areas included:
- Abdomen: In the belly area can cause pain or nausea and vomiting.
- Arms or legs:In the leg or arm may feel painful or tender to the touch. Swelling, redness and warmth are other common signs.
- Brain: In the brain (strokes) can cause a range of symptoms, depending which part of the brain they affect. These clots may cause problems speaking or seeing, inability to move or feel one side of your body and sometimes seizure.
- Heart or lungs: In the heart will cause symptoms of a heart attack such as crushing chest pain, sweating, pain that travels down the left arm, and/or shortness of breath. A blood clot in the lungs can cause chest pain, difficulty breathing, and sometimes can lead to coughing up blood.
Who is most at risk for Blood Clots?
Some risk factors put certain people at higher risk for developing a blood clot.
The disease becomes more common as people get older, especially when they are over age 65. Long periods of time at the hospital, surgeries and trauma may significantly increase your risk of blood clots.
Other medical conditions can increase your risk to a lesser degree. You might be more at risk if you:
- Take birth control pills or hormone replacement therapy.
- Being pregnant.
- Suffer cancer, or have been treated for cancer.
- Have a family history of blood clots, or a specific condition, such as Factor V Leiden disease, antiphospholipid syndrome or polycythemia vera, that makes clots more likely.
- Have coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).
Some factors are based on lifestyle choices. Risks might be higher if you:
Are overweight or obese.
Sedentary (or inactive) lifestyle.
Traditional Treatments for Blood Clots
The goal in treating blood clots, is to prevent the clot from getting larger or breaking loose. Treatment can reduce your chances of developing more blood clots in the future.
Compression stockings: Provide pressure to help reduce leg swelling or prevent blood clots from forming.
Surgery: In a catheter-directed thrombolysis procedure, specialists direct a catheter (a long tube) to the blood clot. The catheter delivers medication directly to the clot to help it dissolve. In thrombectomy surgery, doctors use special instruments to carefully remove a blood clot.
Stents: Doctors may decide if a stent is necessary to keep a blood vessel open.
Vena cava filters: A filter is put into the inferior vena cava (the body’s largest vein) to catch blood clots before they can travel to the lungs.
Medication: Anticoagulants, also called blood thinners, help prevent blood clots from forming. For life-threatening blood clots, drugs called thrombolytics can dissolve clots that are already formed.
The anticoagulant medications prescribed to treat the formation of blood clots, can have adverse side effects, including:
- Severe menstrual bleeding.
- Urine with brown or red color.
- Black or bloody stools.
- Severe headache.
- Pain in the stomach and joints.
Using CBD as an alternative to traditional medications can have a number of benefits, for example, it helps increase blood flow in the brain, has anticoagulants effects, helps in the treatment of endometriosis and reduces pain and inflammation. Consult your doctor and make CBD a healthier choice for your blood clots.
First of all, what is CBD?
Cannabidiol CBD is a component present in the cannabis plant and in hemp plants, which is the main component to be used in medicines.
In summary, CBD is a non addictive natural compound with great potential in natural and therapeutic medicine. Today, research on the multiple effects of CBD on improving the ailments of various diseases is encouraging.
A stroke can potentially occur if the blood clot is not treated. While CBD, cannabis extract, has been studied to be an excellent supplement, always contact your doctor or health professional before starting or stopping any health supplement.
CBD has proven benefits to prevent blood clots and stabilize the symptoms in the body; however, if your doctor is not aware of your symptoms, they should! In addition, any type of smoking can increase the risks of deadly blood clots. Most people prone to clots may prefer edible forms of CBD like CBD oils.