Blood clots are referred to as gel-like group of blood that occur in the veins or arteries when blood metamorphosizes from liquid to partially solid. Clotting is a positive negative feedback mechanism that occurs when the body is trying to put an end to excess bleeding. However, blood clots are present in places where they should not be and can be harmful to the health.
Clots usually occur as the body’s response to damage to the walls of blood vessels. When clots occur where they should not be, they are referred to as thrombus. They can occur in arteries (arterial clots) or veins (venous clots).
The major aim in treating blood clots is to stop the blood clot from getting bigger or breaking loose. Treatments decreases the risks of having blood clots in the future. The treatment given to blood clot depends on its location in the body and how much damage has occurred. Doctors recommend the following treatment methods:
Warfarin is an anticoagulant that works by impeding the formation of chemicals in the blood called clotting factors. Clotting factors are known to enhance blood clotting.