When you have a wound or a cut, the body reacts by ensuring that the blood clots around the wound or cut in order to stop it from bleeding and to seal it quickly enough to prevent infection. However, blood clotting internally can be dangerous, especially when it occurs in your arteries and blood vessels. If this happens it can cause cardiovascular problems like stroke and a heart attack; blood clotting can also lead to a brain aneurysm. It has now become very necessary for everyone to spot the early signs of a blood clot in order to effect changes in their lifestyle and health to prevent more severe health implications.
Here are eight (8) symptoms of blood clot that you should look out for:
- Persistent Coughing
Take a visit to your doctor’s office if you experience persistent coughing, as it is a symptom of a blood clot.
- Severe Chest Pains
If you have chest pains accompanied by deep breathing, you could have blood clots in your lungs.
- Tender Feeling In Your Legs
If you have pain or a tender feeling in your legs, it could be a sign of a blood clot.
- Wheezing And A Shortness Of Breathe
If you wheeze or you fond it difficult to breath, you may have blood clots forming in your lungs. You could also have pain in your chest, as well as drowsiness and an irregular heart beat.
- Swollen Legs
If you have a condition known as deep vein thrombosis, where the blood circulation to your legs are inhibited due to blood clots, you need to see your doctor. the lack of proper blood circulation limits the supply of oxygen to your organs and can result in organ failure.
- Having Unexplained Bruising
If you notice long streaks of unexplained red bruising on the surface of your skin, it could be a sign of blood clots, seek medical advice immediately.
- Puffy Face
Having a puffed up face is also a sign that you may have blood clots. The shortage of blood supply and oxygen to your brain can cause you to have a poor brain function and even increase your risk of a brain aneurysm.
Having feelings of tiredness and fatigue, even after having a rest or sleeping for long hours at night could also be a sign of blood clots, you should see your doctor to diagnose the problem.
Do not hesitate if you notice any of these symptoms, see you doctor immediately, so you can be placed on prescription medication to ensure the thinning out of your blood and proper blood circulation.