Xarelto Lawsuit Riverside California
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What Causes Pulmonary Embolism?
Pulmonary embolism is caused by a blockage of the pulmonary artery, but there are a number of developments that take place prior to the blockage that indicate a problem. The most common cause of blockage is a blood clot. This type of clot typically forms in a deep vein in the legs, dislodges from that area, and travels to the lungs. It lodges in the artery and blocks the flow of oxygen and blood. This results in damage to lung tissue.
There are rare cases in which pulmonary embolism is caused by factors other than a deep vein clot. These include rapidly growing cancer tumors, infections, fat in the blood stream, air bubbles, foreign substances, and amniotic fluid. Each of these instances is extremely rare. In most cases, they occur during very complicated events, such as a difficult childbirth or unusual occurrence during surgery. For instance, there have been occasions in which catheters have broken and created a problem during a surgical procedure. If you are concerned about any of these complications or risks, speak with your doctor before undergoing a procedure.
Preventing Pulmonary Embolism
Pulmonary embolism is preventable, but action must be taken as early as possible to achieve the best effect. Preventing blood clots from forming in the deep veins in the legs is the best way to ensure pulmonary embolism does not occur. This can be done by maintaining a healthy lifestyle and understanding your risk for clots. If you have a heightened risk for deep vein thrombosis, which is the type of clot associated with pulmonary embolism, speak with your doctor about preventative measures you can take. In addition to lifestyle changes, he or she may also prescribe medication that prevents the formation of clots.
Once a clot has formed, there are still options for treatment, though your risk does increase. Medication is available to prevent clots from growing larger or dislodging from their point of origin. Though it may take several weeks or months for the clot to dissolve, you can at least reduce your risk of it moving elsewhere in your body and causing harm.
In addition to medication that prevents clots and reduces the chances of a clot traveling, you can also do things at home that improve your circulation. Exercising, eating right, not smoking, and living a generally healthy lifestyle reduces your risk of clots forming and reduces the risk a clot will trigger pulmonary embolism.
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