Venal thrombosis is a highly dangerous type of blood clots. Blood clots are sometimes necessary, but venal thrombosis puts your life at risk! See why!
Most of the time, blood clots are a good thing. When you get injured, blood is needed to solidify and clump in place to help stop bleeding.
But sometimes clots arise when they are not needed, which can mean a problem, especially if they form in the deep veins near the muscles.
When blood clots form in this deeper system, it can be painful and extremely dangerous.
Actually, this type of clot is called deep venal thrombosis or DVT. Deep venous thrombosis is like barricades in the blood “roads”: they cause traffic jams in the circulation and prevent blood flow to keep the system functioning.
Things can be even more serious if a DVT separates from its place of origin and travels to the lungs.
It then becomes a pulmonary embolism (PE), a clot that prevents these vital organs from receiving the oxygen and blood they need. This can damage the lungs and other organs, and can even be fatal.
Some people are more prone to deep vein thrombosis than others, so it is worth knowing the risk factors.
It is also important to know the warning signs so that you can act quickly.
It is important to recognize the symptoms, as they can often be overlooked. Getting a fast treatment is key.