Blood is a red fluid that circulates in our blood vessels that delivers necessary substances such as nutrients and oxygen to the cells and transports metabolic waste products away. Arteries are the blood vessels that carry oxygenated blood from heart to rest of the body parts and veins are the blood vessels that carry deoxygenated blood back to heart.
There are three kinds of veins: Superficial vein, Perforating vein and Deep veins.
Superficial vein- It lies close to skin
Perforating vein- Connects superficial vein to deep vein
- Deep vein (Vena Cava, largest vein) It lie close to muscles, runs directly to heart.
Blood contains platelets and compounds called clotting agents. Sticky platelets gives blood th ability to thicken (coagulate). The ability of the blood to clot is essential for survival, but it can also form thrombus.
Thrombosis means clotting of blood in part of circulatory system and cause serious health effects. Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) is the clotting of blood in the deep vein lying deep below the skin. Anything that slow the flow of blood through deep vein like injury, surgery, long period of sitting or lying cause DVT. Deep vein thrombosis can be very dangerous, If clot is large enough, it can completely block the artery and may cause death or blood clot breaks free from deep vein, travel through bloodstream. This blood clot can block blood flow and strain the organs like heart.
When blood in body system goes wrong
Sudden inflammation resulting into more clotting of blood
Pain or warm sensation
Major surgery on leg, hip, knee, lung, chest etc.
Broken hip or bones
Blood clotting abnormalities
Generally the greater chance of DVT develop, if you are obese, history of heart attack, strokes and heart failure.
Most of the cases do not cause symptoms. Symptoms even depend upon the location and size of the blood clot. Some of the symptoms are:
- Pain in leg that may worsen when walking or standing
- Sensation of warmth and
- Skin that turns blue or red.
The physician may inject an anticoagulant or blood thinner drug like Heparin, Warfarin to prevent your blood from clotting too easily. Heparin helps prevent clot from forming and prevent clot from growing larger.
Alternatively, Physician may prescribe Low Molecular Weight Heparin (LMWH), have same effect as Heparin given through an injection in the abdomen once or twice a day.
Enoxaparin Sodium is low molecular weight Heparin (LMWH), is administered by needle free injections (pre-filled, single-use, disposable injection), which help in the prevention and treatment of thromboembolism and management of patients with high-risk unstable angina /non–Q-wave myocardial infarction.
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