8 signs you may have a blood clot

Cardiologist Dr. Svetlana Zopilova revealed how the initial symptoms of stroke can be recognized.


The specialist indicated that the emergence of the symptoms, which will be mentioned below, necessitates seeing a doctor for a comprehensive examination.


1 - High blood pressure - the blood pressure of a healthy person is usually 120/80 mm Hg. If it rises above this, the stage of high blood pressure begins, and the expert says, "People who suffer from high blood pressure are within the risk group. Their condition worsens when high blood pressure becomes constant and higher than 140/90."


2 - Density of blood - when blood viscosity and coagulation increases, the risk of thrombosis increases.


3 - Cholesterol level in the blood - A high level of cholesterol in the blood causes blood vessels to narrow, which reduces the amount of blood that passes through them. In addition to this, it causes high level of harmful cholesterol, inflammation of blood vessels, and increases the likelihood of hardening, which greatly reduces the capabilities of the immune system.


4 - Heart rhythm disorder - The expert points out that a heart rhythm disorder negatively affects the entire cardiovascular system, and says, "Atrial fibrillation can lead to stagnation of blood in the atria. What causes a blood clot to form may become a cause of a stroke."


5 - Numbness extremities - numbness of hands and feet to time to time, as well as a tingling feeling and: prolonged chills, indicates poor blood circulation. This, according to her, is often associated with an inactive lifestyle.



6 - Cervical osteo chondrosis disease - the expert indicates that this disease is not a direct cause of stroke, but it greatly increases the possibility of its occurrence with age. Because this disease puts pressure on the cervical arteries, which leads to poor blood circulation in the head. "

And she adds, this disease can lead to spasms and inflammation of blood vessels in the brain.


7 - Sleep apnea - there is no direct relationship between respiratory arrest and stroke, but this disease causes an irregular heartbeat and a sharp rise in the level of blood pressure, which in turn increases the possibility of stroke.


She adds, people with bad habits who suffer from obesity and constant headaches, are more likely to have a stroke. Stress is also a common cause of heart attacks.