Clotting is a potentially lethal condition caused when the body attempts to mend damaged blood vessels. Most people will find they can avoid significant clotting with clean lifestyles and medication. If they don’t, the clots could shift around the body from arms and legs to the brain or lungs, where they are most dangerous.
What are the symptoms of a blood clot in the lungs?
Blood clots in the arms and legs come with their own set of dangers but can be removed or flushed out.
Sometimes before doctors can treat the condition, the body may push the collected platelets around the body.
Dislodged clots can travel to vital organs, and the most dangerous places they can settle include the lungs and brain.
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People may also experience symptoms of deep vein thrombosis (DVT).
These include pain, swelling, soreness or redness in one or both legs.
Embolism sizes may vary, and in some cases, can restrict arterial blood flow completely.
Millions of people experience an embolism a year, and nearly a quarter of cases result in sudden death.