Thrombosis symptoms and prevention

Thrombosis is a medical condition that consists of the appearance of blood clots in the veins or arteries, also known as thrombi, which prevents the blood from flowing normally. Thrombosis symptoms may be due to a reduction in the speed of blood circulation, an increase in the thickness of the plasma and changes in the quality of the veins.


It is usual that when any type of thrombosis appears, the patient has thrombosis symptoms such as redness, the appearance of edema or swelling of the area, discomfort or pain in the place where the thrombosis is located. The affected tissues are also often more sensitive and hot.

Types of thrombosis

When we speak of thrombosis we distinguish, on the one hand, the blood clot that arises in the veins and, on the other, the one that appears in the arteries.

Venous thrombosis

Within the thrombosis that appears in the veins we find:

Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)

The thrombus forms in one or more deep veins of the body. It usually appears on the legs.

Pulmonary Embolism (PE) or Pulmonary Thromboembolism (PE)

The blood clot is located in one of the blood vessels in the lungs, one of the most serious thromboses that can be suffered. Its appearance supposes that the circulation of the passage of the blood that circulates through it stops.

Superficial Venous Thrombosis (TVS)

It is thrombosis or coagulation that is located in a superficial vein, usually in the arms and legs.

Arterial thrombosis

This type of thrombosis occurs in an artery and can sometimes cause the blood to not reach a certain organ.

How to prevent it

To do physical exercise

Tobacco directly affects the respiratory and circulatory system. Therefore, it is essential to eliminate this habit from your lifestyle to avoid, in this way, that it facilitates the appearance of blood clots and this causes a thrombosis.

Follow a healthy diet and control weight

Maintaining a healthy and balanced diet brings great health benefits. Consuming foods that prevent the appearance of thrombosis is one of the steps that must be taken to prevent the blood in our blood vessels from clotting and forming thrombi.

Three simple tips with which you can reduce, as far as possible, the risk of suffering a thrombosis.

We advise you to go to your doctor or health center for any questions that may arise.

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