May 18, 2012

prevent blood clotsMost of us when hearing the words ‘blood clots’ imagine cardiovascular problems, increased risks of a stroke, a heart attack, or other terrible health conditions. However, blood clots (or thrombuses) are not always linked to diseases or negative effects on the functions of our cardiovascular system. In particular, for those who suffer from injuries, blood clots can help prevent bleeding, and this property is especially important for those who are prone to bleeding. Trombuses also assist in repairing our blood arteries, especially in cases of an injury or trauma. Blood clots are formed from white and red blood cells, some protein compounds, as well as a composition of  fluids and chemicals known as blood plasma. Read the rest of this entry »