Xarelto Lawsuit Corpus Christi Texas
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What You Should Know About Pulmonary Embolism
Pulmonary embolism occurs when the major blood vessel in the lung is blocked. This usually happens when a blood clot travels to the area from the legs and creates the blockage. Most of the time pulmonary embolism does not result in death, but it can damage the lung and create a higher risk for a person to experience future attacks. One of the best ways to ensure the results of a pulmonary embolism are not fatal is to seek treatment as soon as possible.
Symptoms of a pulmonary embolism include sharp chest pain, especially when coughing or breathing deeply, sudden shortness of breath, or coughing that expels foamy pink mucus. Symptoms may seem similar to a heart attack and patients at risk for a heart attack may find it more difficult to get their condition officially diagnosed.
In addition to the symptoms specifically associated with the lungs, there may also be secondary symptoms. These symptoms alone may not indicate pulmonary embolism, but when coupled with breathing difficulty or chest pain, they provide stronger evidence the problem is a pulmonary embolism. These secondary symptoms include heart palpitations, sweating, anxiety, and faintness.
Pulmonary embolisms are usually caused by blood clots. These clots often form in the deep veins in the leg and travel to the pulmonary artery. Since blood clots are usually the cause of pulmonary embolisms, you can reduce your risk by reducing your risk of developing blood clots. This can be done by participating in activity and exercise to keep the circulation of your blood strong, making smart diet choices, not smoking, and avoiding long periods of time of inactivity during the recovery phase of an illness or injury. Risk of blood clot is also increased when a person is taking birth control pills or using hormone therapy. If you are concerned about risks associated with these medications, speak with your doctor.
Other factors can also enhance your chances of developing blood clots and suffering a pulmonary embolism. Your risk increases as you get older, especially after the age of 70. People who are extremely overweight stand a greater risk of developing blood clots, too. Though you can not do much about aging, you can make healthy choices and understand your health risks as you age. This helps you reduce your risk for a variety of different conditions that can end your life prematurely or affect your quality of life in your golden years.
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