World Day against Thrombosis: What to do and what to know – Halloween or Columbus Day are not the only important dates during the month of October. The 13th commemorates the fight against thrombosis worldwide. It is a cardiovascular disease that is fatal for one in four people in the world, as it often occurs very silently.
Thrombosis is a disease characterized by clots in the blood vessels. The obstruction that may exist due to the thickness of the blood can end in serious consequences such as Arterial Thrombosis or Venous Thrombosis. To learn about the symptoms and causes, visit our entry “Why does thrombosis occur?” and if you wonder about its relationship with pregnancy, read “Thrombophilia and Fertility“
Today we want to put you in defense mode. Here is some useful information so your blood can flow freely.
Prevention against thrombosis
There are several preventive measures that will put your circulation to work properly, for example:
- Wear loose clothing, especially socks and stockings.
- Raise the legs 6 inches (15 centimeters) above the heart, every so often.
- Exercise and stay active..
- Change position from time to time, especially during long trips.
- Do not sit or stand for more than 1 hour at a time.
- Reduce salt intake.
- Take care of the legs from receiving blows and do not cross them for long periods of time.
- Don’t put pillows under your knees.
- Raise the foot of the bed 4 to 6 inches (10 to 15 cm) by putting blocks or books on the bottom.
- Take preventive tests such as the Liposcale or the Thrombophilia Test, with which you will be able to know your risk levels of suffering from this or any cardiovascular disease
Differences between thrombosis and thrombophilia
To stay in this mood of knowing to protect, it is necessary to differentiate both terms. Thrombosis is the phenomenon of the blood becoming a clot and preventing the correct flow within your body and opening the possibility of thrombophilia, which is the disease or illness already happening and the real threat.
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