Some medical conditions, such as cancer and heart disease, garner a lot of headlines. They are serious issues that adults need to be knowledgeable about. As a result of all the media attention, many people understand the risk factors and early symptoms of these health problems. The accessibility of that information undoubtedly saves lives.
One condition that hasn’t earned much public awareness is blood clots. This is true despite the alarming statistics related to this dangerous health condition:
To help alert the public to this growing health crisis, the National Blood Clot Alliance launched a “Stop the Clot” initiative. It’s designed to help people learn the risk factors for blood clots, and how to recognize the symptoms.
Risk Factors for Developing a Blood Clot
What conditions make it more likely that you will develop a blood clot?
Here are a few of the most common causes:
If any of the above descriptions apply to your personal situation, it’s a good idea to talk with your physician about ways to minimize your risk. It’s also essential to learn to recognize the early signs you may be experiencing a blood clot.
Warning Signs of a Blood Clot
Blood clots can form in both the veins and the arteries in the body. Those that develop in the veins are known as venous clots, and those in the arteries are called arterial clots.
We hope you will consider sharing this article with friends and loved ones to help raise awareness about this life-threatening medical condition.
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