By Dr. Hitu Madan Gynecology
A blood clot forms when blood flow is blocked by cells called platelets. Blood clots are a serious concern if they occur during or after pregnancy because a developing baby. Usually they form in deep veins present in the regions of the pelvis or legs. This condition is known as deep vein thrombosis (DVT). A fatal event called pulmonary embolism (PE) occurs when causing blood vessels traveling present in the lungs, DVT breaks.
venous thromboembolic disease is a condition that is a combination of deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism (PE). This is a preventable condition. A rare condition occurs once, blood clots affect up to 2 women in 1000. It is more likely that women experience a blood clot, either in the first six weeks after birth or in the first three months of pregnancy.
The risk of developing blood clots during pregnancy increases the following:
1. blood clots past
2. Smoking or frequent exposure to secondhand smoke
3. obesity or overweight
5. genetic history of blood clots
6. highest maternal age
7. Having a cesarean section
is a common trend that women are sensitive and aware of the possible complications during pregnancy. Some signs of blood clots, although it is unlikely, include:
1. Pain that worsens when walking
2. Pain or swelling in one leg
3. Presence of veins that seem to be larger than normal
DVT can cause serious complications, some of which are listed below:
2. heart Attack
3. blood clots that occur in the placenta
4. Abortion involuntary
How can you prevent and treat blood clots during pregnancy?
preventing DVT is important and can be achieved by a healthy lifestyle. Staying active is a crucial component in the fight against deep vein thrombosis, so check with your health care provider to see what activities and types of exercises you can do. Regular exercise improves circulation and can keep clots. It is also important to eat healthily, and if you currently smoke, you should stop immediately. It is important to notify your health care provider if you feel you may be at risk of DVT.