Thrombosis

Thrombosis is the general medical name for a blood clot inside a blood vessel. Thrombosis may occur in a blood vessel due to narrowed blood vessels (e.g. stenosis from atheroma), blood vessel inflammation, or from coagulation disorders (excess clotting). Thrombosis is also common after surgery, with bed rest, after ...

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Introduction: Thrombosis

Normally, if you get hurt, your body forms a blood clot to stop the bleeding. Some people get too many clots or their blood clots abnormally. Many conditions can cause the blood to clot too much or prevent blood clots ...1

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Complications of Thrombosis

Symptoms and risks of arterial thrombosis A blood clot doesn't usually have any symptoms until it blocks the flow of blood to part of the body. This can cause several serious problems, including:

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Causes of Thrombosis

Sometimes arterial thrombosis can be due to a condition that makes your blood more likely to clot, such as atrial fibrillation or antiphospholipid syndrome. ...Source: NHS Choices UK2 ...

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Causes List for Thrombosis

Some possible causes of Thrombosis or similar disorders may include:3

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Types of Thrombosis

There are two main types of blood clots. How a clot affects the body depends on the type and location of the clot:

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Diagnosis of Thrombosis

Diagnosing thrombophilia If you develop a blood clot, you may be tested for thrombophilia a few weeks or months later. A blood sample is taken to look for chemical imbalances. You may be referred to a specialist in diagnosing and ...4

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Risk Factors for Thrombosis

Blood clot risk Anyone can get a blood clot, but you're most at risk if you've been unwell for long periods and unable to move around much. Blood clots may be linked to long plane journeys or the ...5

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Prevention of Thrombosis

Reduce your risk of arterial thrombosis It's not possible to prevent blood clots entirely, but you can reduce your risk by lowering your risk of atherosclerosis. The main things you can do are:

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References

  1. Source: MedLinePlus (NIH): medlineplus.gov/ bloodclots.html
  2. Source: NHS Choices UK: nhs.uk/ conditions/ arterial-thrombosis/ 
  3. Source: Algorithmically Generated List
  4. Source: NHS Choices UK: nhs.uk/ conditions/ thrombophilia/ 
  5. ibid.

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