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Blood Clots

Understanding Vein Blood Clots

Blood clots are gel-like clumps of blood that form when blood changes from a liquid to a semi-solid state. While clotting is a natural process that helps stop bleeding after an injury, sometimes clots can form inside blood vessels with or without an obvious reason, hindering healthy blood flow. This can pose serious health risks. 

Why Do Blood Clots Happen?

Several factors can increase the likelihood of developing blood clots: 

Types of Blood Clots

The above describes the more common clotsClots can also happen in any vein in the body including the brain, and in the arteries. 

Treatment of Blood Clots

The goal of blood clot treatment is to prevent the clot from getting bigger, stop it from breaking off, and reduce the risk of additional clots. Treatment options include: 

Important Notes

Disclaimer: The information provided here is not a substitute for professional medical advice.