Xarelto Lawsuit St. Louis Missouri
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Are You At Risk for Pulmonary Embollism?
Pulmonary embolism occurs when a blood clot travels to your lungs. How do you know if you are at risk for this occurring?
Any time a blood clot forms in the deep veins in your legs you are at risk. As a matter of fact, this is one of the two biggest indicators that pulmonary embolism will occur. The other is if a previous pulmonary embolism has occurred. Once you experience one occurrence, the risk of another happening is increased a great deal.
In addition to these two factors, you also need to consider your risk for blood clots. In order for a pulmonary embolism to occur, a blood clot must form. Clots can form any time blood circulation is slowed. Reduced circulation happens if a person is sitting for a long time, such as during a long plan ride or road trip. Clots can also occur if a person has been put on long-term bed rest because of an injury or illness. Finally, clots are likely if someone has leg paralysis. There are ways to decrease your risk for blood clots, which vary based on the factors placing you at risk.
A person can also develop a blood clot because he or she suffers from a problem with clotting. Even if a person gets enough movement, these conditions make it possible for clots to form. The clots that form in these situations are often larger than those that form because of a lack of movement. You should be concerned about deep vein clots forming and breaking free if you suffer from:
You are also at risk if you smoke, take certain types of birth control pills or hormone replacement pills, or have inherited a clotting condition from your family.
In addition to these conditions, you are also at risk for clotting problems if an injury affects your blood vessel wall. Surgery can trigger this, especially in the legs, stomach, hips, or brain.
Finally, there is a variety of life circumstances that increase your risk for deep vein blood clots and pulmonary embolism on the temporary and permanent basis. These include:
Neglecting to take medication intended to prevent clotting
If you are concerned about blood clots forming or breaking free, or you are worried pulmonary embolism may occur, it is important to speak to your doctor about your risk factors. Though not always avoidable, it is possible to reduce your risk.
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