Thrombosis

Below you will find more information about Thrombosis from Medigest. If you believe that you are suffering from any of the symptoms of Thrombosis it is important that you obtain an accurate diagnosis from a medical professional to ensure that you obtain the correct medication or treatment for your condition. There are medical conditions that carry similar symptoms associated with Thrombosis and therefore the information provided by Medigest is offered as a guideline only and should never be used in preference to seeking professional medical advice. The information relating to Thrombosis comes from a third party source and Medigest will not be held liable for any inaccuracies relating to the information shown.

Definition

It is the development of a clot or thrombus inside the blood vessel, blocking the flow of blood through the circulatory system. The general term is thromboembolism which describes both thrombosis and its primary complication that is embolisation.

Diagnosis

Diagnosis depends on the effects on a specific vein or artery. Special x-rays and scanning are used to confirm diagnosis.

Treatment

Some forms of thrombosis may be treated with the use of clotbusting drugs or fibrinolytic therapy. It is believed that to reduce the death rate a combination of fibrinolytic drugs and aspirin is used.

Symptoms and Signs

Symptoms vary depending on the effects of limitation of the blood flow through the vessel affected.

Causes

Thrombosis may be caused in one or more of the following which is referred to as the Virchow's triad: blood composition, vessel wall quality and blood flow. High altitude is also believed to provoke thrombosis.

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