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Five Things that Increase Your Risk for Pulmonary Embolism
Pulmonary embolism occurs when a blood clot breaks free from its point of origin, travels to the area near the lungs, and blocks the flow of blood to the lungs. When this occurs, lung tissue dies and your lungs are not able to perform as nature intended. Though pulmonary embolism can occur in just about anyone, there are certain things that increase your risk. These include:
Lack of Movement
The less you move the more likely a blood clot is to form. In order to experience pulmonary embolism, you must first have a blood clot. By reducing your risk for clotting by getting enough movement, you reduce your risk for serious problems associated with clots. Even if your doctor has recommended bed rest or you are in a situation that prevents walking, be sure you do whatever you can to keep the circulation flowing in your body.
Injury to Blood Vessels
Blood vessels can be injured during surgery. When this happens, blood clots form. This is a natural occurrence in response to injury, but unfortunately, it can have dire consequences. If you are undergoing a surgical procedure, speak with your doctor about what can be done to prevent the formation of blood clots.
Research has shown that certain medications increase a person’s risk for blood clots, as well as the risk these clots will break free and travel toward the lungs. Birth control pills and other medications that affect hormones are often the culprits of blood clots. Some cancer treatments also increase the likelihood clots will form.
Anytime your circulation is slowed, you run a higher risk for developing a blood clot. Circulation can be impeded because of a lack of movement, but it can also be caused by more serious problems. For instance, if a person has been diagnosed with heart disease, there is a good chance his or her circulation has already been affected. When arteries are narrowed, it makes it tough for blood to pass through as intended.
Previous Bouts of Pulmonary Embolism
Finally, a previous incident is a major predictor for the likelihood a person has for experiencing pulmonary embolism. If you have suffered in the past, you have a much higher risk for the problem to occur again. Speak with your doctor about managing blood clots. This prevents the initial problem from forming, so you have no need to worry about the secondary consequences.
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