Xarelto Lawsuit Omaha Nebraska
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Causes of a Blood Clot
There are numerous reasons why a clot might form. If blood is exposed to certain substances, a clot can form. Blood vessels can rupture, which triggers the platelets to act and a clot is formed. Damaged tissue triggers clots to stop bleeding. Clots can also form when blood flow does not occur as it should. Prolonged immobility can cause blood to pool in certain areas of the body. This is sometimes a problem when a person is injured or ill and confined to a certain space. Blood clots may not only cause stroke and heart attack, they can be a risk factor during the recovery period if a person is not getting proper physical therapy.
Blood clots can form for a number of different reasons. Sometimes they are intended to stop excessive bleeding, but other times they stop blood flow and health problems occur. If a blood vessel, vein, or artery is damaged, platelets gather in the area and form a clot.
When a person injures skin a clot will form to prevent excessive blood from draining from the wounded area. The clot grows stronger and eventually a scab forms. As the wound begins to heal, the scab and clot break down. The scab, which is the external part, usually falls away. The clot is absorbed back into the body. External wounds clot in much the same way as internal clots, but they are visible and do not lead to further problems. As a matter of fact, if it were not for this type of clotting, even minor cuts and wounds would lead to severe bleeding and in many cases, become infected.
Another cause of blood clots is venous thrombosis. This occurs when a person is immobile for an extended period of time. Without movement, the muscles lack the contraction needed to push blood back toward the heart. The stagnant blood pools in the area and forms clots in the walls of the vein. These clots begin small, but can grow larger and eventually prevent blood from flowing through the vein properly.
A blood clot can also form in an artery. This is called arterial thrombi. People with plaque deposits in their arteries are at risk for this type of clot. A blood vessel that is hard and narrow can rupture. When this occurs, a blood clot will form at the site of the rupture and block blood flow. This problem is typically the trigger for stroke, heart attack, and a variety of other health issues.
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