Home Remedies for Blood Clotting | Types of Blood Clots | Causes of Blood Clots

By | July 28, 2010

Home Remedies for Blood Clotting

A blood clot usually occurs in order to stop bleeding when a blood vessel is injured. It is nothing but a mass of blood cells and blood components. When a blood vessel is injured, the blood platelets become sticky and clump together around the site of injury. They form a mass in order to stop the bleeding. This is a normal response of the body in order to stop loss of blood. It is necessary in order to stop excessive loss of blood. Most of the times, the blood clots dissolve back in the blood once the blood vessel is completely healed. Although blood vessels help healing, they can be dangerous when they occur within healthy blood vessels and even when they do not dissolve after the healing is complete. There are certain types of blood clots which occur in different parts of the body and can be dangerous. A thrombus is a type of blood clot which occurs along the wall of the heart or a blood vessel. Emboli are types of blood clots which are less common and can be highly dangerous and can also be fatal.

Causes of Blood Clots: There can be several reasons behind the occurrence of blood clots. Some medical conditions and diseases can cause blood clots. Phlebitis and atherosclerosis are some of the medical conditions which can cause blood clots. Phlebitis is a condition which causes increase in abnormal blood clot formation. Plaque formation in the arteries which is atherosclerosis and damage of blood vessels can affect blood clot formation.  Diet low on essential fatty acids, as well as people with high levels of cholesterol are more prone to abnormal formation of blood clots. There are no specific or obvious symptoms of blood clots. Usually symptoms occur suddenly and point to the location where the clot exists. Extreme dizziness, sudden or complete blindness, a hard blue bulge in the vein, unexpected pain are some common symptoms of blood clots.

For external blood clots and minor injuries, there is no need of treatment. It is a natural process and will heal gradually with time. If needed, one can apply ice on the blood clot. However for internal blood clots, it is advised one should consult a physician as blood clots which lie inside the body can be problematic and can even be fatal. Depending on where the blood clot lies, relevant treatment can be used to get rid of the clot.