What is Thrombosis?
Thrombosis is a blood clot that forms inside of a blood vessel. It blocks the flow of the blood in the circulation system.
As the blood vessel becomes injured, the body then uses its platelets (known as thrombocytes). The fibrin then forms a blood clot so as to prevent any blood loss. Under certain kinds of conditions, blood clots can still form even if a blood vessel isn’t damaged.
If a blood clot eventually breaks free, it can travel throughout the body. This is called an embolus. If the blood flow reduces significantly due to a large thrombus, hypoxia can happen. This results in metabolic products like lactic acid accumulating in the body.
A large thrombus can result in greater obstruction to blood flow. This, in turn, results in anoxia. It is otherwise known as the oxygen deprivation, infarction, which eventually leads to tissue death.
Generally there are two forms of this condition: venuous and arterial. These can be fall into several different subtypes, such as Venous Thrombosis, Deep Vein Thrombosis, Portal Vein Thrombosis, etc. In addition, there are other conditions that can arise depending on the thrombus location, which can affect the organs.
What causes it?
As a blood clot forms thrombosis inside a blood vessel, inflammation also continually compromises the quality of the blood vessel wall. Moreover, it also affects blood composition (e.g. high homocysteine), as well as the nature of the blood flow itself.
Therefore, it is very important to maintain healthy blood circulation if you want to avoid any cardiovascular health condition such as thrombosis.
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