Blood Clot In The Lungs

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Definition

Blood clot in the lungs, known as pulmonary embolism, is a condition where the blood vessels in the lungs become clogged due to the formation of a blood clots or hematoma.

Diagnosis

Diagnosis is by checking on the symptoms as well as X-ray findings of the lungs.

Treatment

Treatment is done by taking anticoagulants to release the blood clots and unclog the blood vessels. Proper diet is also advised to help prevent blood clots from forming.

Symptoms and Signs

The symptoms of the disease are breathlessness, sudden pain in the chest, anxiety and restlessness.

Causes

Pulmonary embolism is caused by underlying illnesses; it can also be an effect of hypertension and high blood pressure. Older people as well as those who are overweight are prone to this condition.

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