causes, prevention and expert advice

This dis­ease threat­ens peo­ple of any age. It can flow asymp­to­mati­cal­ly, and then once — and strike sud­den­ly…

thrombosis prevention


Who is at special risk?

Throm­bo­sis is the for­ma­tion of blood clots inside the arter­ies or veins, which pre­vent the free flow of blood. Irrepara­ble occurs if the throm­bus becomes very large and com­plete­ly blocks the lumen of the ves­sel. Or if a small throm­bus (embo­lus) breaks off and, togeth­er with the blood flow, enters, for exam­ple, the ves­sels of the lungs…

Today, it is impos­si­ble to say exact­ly who is at risk of throm­bo­sis and who is not. It can hap­pen to almost every­one. How­ev­er, doc­tors have iden­ti­fied clas­sic fac­tors that increase this prob­a­bil­i­ty.

In the risk group

Peo­ple who lead a seden­tary lifestyle, who are obese and who have under­gone surgery. In addi­tion, the risk of throm­bo­sis can be pro­voked by dehy­dra­tion, vari­cose veins, and uncon­trolled use of con­tra­cep­tives. How­ev­er, all these cir­cum­stances can lead to the for­ma­tion of blood clots only with a com­plex effect.

It just happened

For exam­ple, you flew on a plane for 10 hours, sat in an uncom­fort­able posi­tion, did not drink any­thing, and at the same time you have vari­cose veins or obe­si­ty. In this case, the chance of get­ting off the plane with a blood clot is real­ly high.

And more. In almost 80% of cas­es, throm­bo­sis is asymp­to­matic. There­fore, the only sal­va­tion is pre­ven­tion!

prevention of thrombosis


Prevention of thrombosis

  • Watch your weight. It is known that over­weight peo­ple are more like­ly to devel­op deep vein throm­bo­sis and relat­ed com­pli­ca­tions. And with 3–4 degrees of obe­si­ty after 40 years of age, this risk increas­es 5 times. There­fore, it is impor­tant to be in the same weight.
  • Move more. Throm­bo­sis is facil­i­tat­ed by venous sta­sis, which can occur with a seden­tary lifestyle, long and fre­quent air trav­el. If you sit all day at work or you have a flight wait­ing for you, change your pos­ture more often, get up, walk in the cor­ri­dor and drink more water.
  • Give up bad habits. It has been proven that blood clots appear 3 times more often in smok­ers than in non-smok­ers. Draw con­clu­sions!

Expert’s comment

Dmytro Kamin­ercar­di­ol­o­gist and ther­a­pist, says the fol­low­ing about throm­bo­sis and its pre­ven­tion:

Throm­bo­sis is more com­mon in women. At a young age, it occurs as a result of endocrine and genet­ic dis­or­ders. And in the sum­mer — with dia­betes, atri­al fib­ril­la­tion, as a result of major oper­a­tions, long infec­tious process­es. How­ev­er, men and women of any age are at risk of blood clots if they lead an unhealthy lifestyle. A throm­bus is formed asymp­to­mati­cal­ly and in the ear­ly stages can be an “acci­den­tal find­ing” dur­ing med­ical exam­i­na­tion. When a throm­bus blocks the lumen of a ves­sel, pain and swelling appear, the col­or of the skin changes.

A blood clot can form asymp­to­mati­cal­ly in the cav­i­ties of the heart. Detach­ment of the throm­bus from the ves­sel wall in most cas­es leads to the death of a per­son.

In order to pre­vent throm­bo­sis, it is nec­es­sary to under­go pre­ven­tive med­ical exam­i­na­tions in time. Do not engage in self-med­ica­tion and do not com­pare your symp­toms with oth­er peo­ple’s symp­toms.

products from thrombosis


To help blood vessels

To avoid blood clot­ting and vas­cu­lar prob­lems, drink more water and include these foods in your diet.


The valu­able sub­stance lycopene, which is rich in toma­toes, con­tributes to the nor­mal­iza­tion of cho­les­terol lev­els in the blood.

Linseed oil

A rich source of vas­cu­lar-friend­ly polyun­sat­u­rat­ed fat­ty acids and vit­a­min E (it helps restore vas­cu­lar elas­tic­i­ty).


This berry con­tains the same sub­stance as aspirin, which is often tak­en to reduce blood vis­cos­i­ty.


It has an anti-inflam­ma­to­ry effect, soft­ens and destroys cho­les­terol plaques and blood clots. Thanks to allicin, it strength­ens the walls of blood ves­sels.

Citrus fruits

Source of vit­a­min C and rutin (vit­a­min P). This “duet” restores the elas­tic­i­ty of blood ves­sels, reduces the per­me­abil­i­ty and fragili­ty of cap­il­lar­ies.

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