How to prevent a blood clot?
Although there are some effective drugs against blood clots, experts emphasize the natural ways of prevention. Smoking cessation, weight reduction, healthy eating and physical activity are some of the basic preventive actions.
A third of women and a quarter of the male population suffer of this disease.Recent data from the Research Institute of thrombosis (TRI) in London show that blood clots in 95% of cases are “responsible” for the occurrence of stroke and heart attack, and that half a million Europeans die from clots in the blood .
– Venous thrombosis remains a challenge for clinical practice, i.e. to patients and the entire health system – says Lord Kakar, a professor of surgery at the University of London and Director of the Research Institute of venous thrombosis.
At the same time, experts working on detection methods that could reveal the existence of clots before they can do damage in the body. Such a method was discovered last year at the University of California, San Diego. Scientists have made a simple urine test that detects the presence of clots. With the help of this test measures the level of fibrin peptides (PBF) that are released into the blood when there is a clot.
Although there are many drugs that prevent blood clots, experts still recommend natural ways of prevention of blood clot in the blood system. Clot generated by the circulation can become due to different parts of the body and lead to blockage of blood vessels, and thus to heart attack, stroke or pulmonary embolism.
Paralyzed person and patients with major fractures or surgery, after a long rest, have an increased risk of this disease which is more likely if there are genetic predispositions.
We made many researches and analyzes to better understand the nature of this disease and how to prevent. Some studies are still problematic and insufficiently substantiated, especially when it comes to natural ways of prevention.
Consumption of vitamin E
For: regular consumption of certain doses of vitamin E may reduce the risk of blood clots in women, announced US researchers.
They, however, note that further researches are needed to confirm the role of vitamin D in the prevention of creating a blood clot or venous thromboembolism, life-threatening, and recommend patients do not stop use of prescribed anticoagulants.
Results of the survey showed that women using vitamin E have 21% less likely to get blood clots.
-This is an exciting and interesting finding, but I think it still is not evidence – said Dr. Robert Glynn of Harvard Medical School.
CONS: The American Heart Association generally does not recommend antioxidant vitamins such as vitamin E for prevention of cardiovascular diseases or medical conditions involving blood clots.
Smokers have a doubled risk of blood clots. Severe disease of the arteries in the legs, Berger disease, which often inevitably leads to gangrene, binds exclusively to smoking.
Obesity is a risk factor for the occurrence of thrombosis. Women who have excess fat around the thighs have an increased risk of developing blood clot, the same as men with fat around the waist. Danish researchers conducted a 10-year study that involved nearly 60,000 men and women. The survey showed a clear link between the places of the body where fat has settled down and the risk of creating blood clots or deep vein thrombosis.
In an article published in the American professional medical journal Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association, the researchers noted 641 cases of deep vein thrombosis in a population of 27 178 men and 29 876 women aged 50 to 64 years.
They found a link between deep vein thrombosis and weight, body mass index, the total amount of body fat, waist and hips volume. It was revealed that excess weight differently affect women and men.
A diet rich in omega 3 fatty acids
Limit your intake of animal products, meat, eggs and dairy products high in fat. Omega-6 fatty acids (vegetables, nuts, whole grains, seeds and olive oil), omega 3 fatty acids (pumpkin seeds), herbal estrogens (soy products) and soluble fiber (oats and apples) assist in the suppression of the activity of fat in the blood.
Supplements of iron could be used in the prevention of blood clots, reveals research at the Imperial College. The study was conducted in 609 patients with diseases of the blood vessels. Those who used iron, significantly reduced the risk of clots.