Clots can be caused by damage to blood vessels. Clots can cause serious health problems (heart attack or stroke, embolism, and so on). They can have serious health consequences, such as stroke, heart attack, embolism, and other complications. It is therefore important to identify them quickly.
Blood clots can be described as an aggregate of blood cells that are bound together with fibrin protein. They are formed when blood vessels are damaged. It can block an artery, or a vein depending on the case. A vessel breach can cause haemorrhage. To fix this, the body triggers a whole series of chemical reactions that lead to the formation a clot.
Depending on the situation, the clot could block a vein or artery. It can form in the deep vein network and break off, reaching the pulmonary vessels. It can cause strokes or infarctions if it is found in an artery. A venous blockage can also occur in the lower limb after prolonged immobilization. This condition is called phlebitis.
Caillot veineux profond
A deep vein clot can be manifested in a variety of symptoms, including swelling, skin discolouration and pain, as well as respiratory problems, an increased heart rate, or mild fever.
Inserm estimates that there are 50 to 100,000 phlebitis cases in France each year and 40,000 pulmonary embolisms. This is caused by the obstruction of one or more arteries that irrigate the lung. Embolization is associated with a 6% mortality rate in the acute phase, and 26% for the one-year period.
Paraphlebitis causes are also 250,000 per year. This is a condition where a vein is blocked, and it almost never reaches the deeper parts. However, this number is likely underestimated.
Coloration, heat, swelling… The different signs to spot
Strange skin colour
A blood clot can cause skin discoloration.
In the thrombosed region, the skin can be red, inflamed or a little cyanotic. It may be dark blue. This is what causes the colour to change. This is caused by the accumulation of blood beneath the skin. The skin color does not fade spontaneously, just like the swelling. The discoloration does not fade with time. Sometimes, the swelling may appear shiny and whitish.
A clot can cause a rise in body temperature. It is possible for the affected area to become abnormally hot. These symptoms are usually signs of inflammation that spreads to the affected area.
Sometimes, people feel painful swelling, particularly if the clot is in their leg or ankle. The swelling isn’t apparent and can’t be treated with the standard treatments. It causes the calf cramps.
“In concrete terms the blood circulation does not flow downstream. Swelling can be quite severe.
The swelling doesn’t disappear by itself, but it continues to be present even after the blood clot has passed. The patient may be concerned about the sudden change in appearance of their leg. It is often not due to any particular reason. You may feel the swelling a bit warmer to the touch. This is an indication of inflammation in the area around the clot.
Shortness of Breathing
When the clot moves, you will feel a cough and shortness of breathing.
Other than the localized symptoms, there may be other signs that could indicate the displacement of blood clots.You may also see signs of migration of clots in the lungs, such as chest pain, breathlessness, chest pain and coughing.
The main danger of a venous clot forming within a vein of a lower limb and becoming detached in bloodstream is that it causes a pulmonary embolism.
What natural remedies can be used for poor circulation symptoms?
There are many types of treatment depending on the nature and origin of the circulatory disorder. An elastic support (bands or socks, stockings, etc.) can compress the legs to help blood flow back to the heart. Some venotonic drugs may also be used to relieve symptoms of a blood circulation disorder. They can be taken orally or topically (as creams) and contain synthetic molecules or extracts from plants.
Poor circulation can be corrected with natural remedies. How can venous insufficiency treated naturally?
Daily, adopt the right behaviors
Preventive is the best natural way to alleviate symptoms of poor blood circulation. Avoiding situations and behaviors that could lead to circulatory problems is the best way to relieve them.
You should adopt the correct postures. For good blood circulation, it is best to keep your legs extended as often as you can in a sitting or lying position. Also, avoid crossing your legs as much as possible. You should stand up if you’re sitting for too long. You might also consider wearing compression stockings. The feet can be raised by a few centimetres to promote good venous return throughout the night.
Regular and appropriate physical activity: In addition to walking at least 20 minutes per day, and using stairs instead of the lift, it’s advisable to engage in endurance sports on a regular basis to maintain muscular and cardiovascular health. It strengthens the heart, blood vessels, and arteries. Leg muscles that are toned contribute to better venous return. Running, dancing, swimming, and walking are all good options. Activities that cause trampling or “jolting”, of the arch of your foot, or block blood circulation are not recommended (tennis and basketball, squash, judo horse riding, table tennis, squash, table tennis, etc. );
Avoid heat sources and tight clothing. It is best to avoid hot baths, saunas, hammams, and hot waxing. Also, limit your exposure to sunlight and avoid walking on heated floors. Heat can dilate veins and cause venous insufficiency. Wearing loose-fitting clothing and appropriate shoes is important (e.g., avoid high boots or high heels).
Watch your weight and quit smoking. Avoid foods that cause congestion in the veins (coffee, teas, alcohol, spices, etc.). The tone of your veins can also be affected by smoking.
Relax your legs in the evening. There are a variety of exercises that can help to reactivate circulation and relieve symptoms of poor blood circulation. They involve lying on your back with your feet up and your feet in the air.
Homeopathy is a natural treatment that can be used to relieve symptoms of poor circulation or limit its development.
- Hamamelis virginia can be used to treat painful spider veins or varicose veins. It is particularly sensitive to heat and humidity.
- Vipera Aspis is an effective treatment for painful varicose, especially when the limb hangs.
- Aesculus (Marron d'Inde), can be used to treat varicose veins in the lower limbs that are blueish or distended. It is recommended for the treatment of varicose oesophagus, which are surrounded by venous dilatation.
- Collinsonia canadensis can be used to treat lower limb venous distensions and vulvar varicose vasculatures. It is especially indicated for treating circulatory disorders in pregnant woman, such as haemorrhoidal attack caused by constipation.
These natural treatments can be taken in low dilution (5-8 to 9 CH), with a dose of 3 to 5 grams morning and evening.