Anticoagulants are medicines that help prevent the formation of blood clots. They are used in cardiovascular disorders such as rheumatic heart disease, myocardial infarction, pulmonary embolism, cerebral vascular disease, peripheral vascular disease, venous thrombosis etc. They are given to people at a high risk of getting clots, to reduce their chances of developing serious conditions such as strokes and heart attacks. Anticoagulants work by interrupting the process involved in the formation of blood clots.
What is a Blood Clot?
A blood clot is a seal created by the blood to stop bleeding from wounds. While they’re useful in stopping bleeding, they can block blood vessels and stop blood flowing to organs such as the brain, heart or lungs if they form in the wrong place. If a blood clot blocks the flow of blood through a blood vessel, the affected part of the body will become starved of oxygen and will stop working properly. Depending on where the clot forms, this can lead to serious problems like, strokes or transient ischemic attack, heart attacks, deep vein thrombosis (DVT), and pulmonary embolism.
Remember Any question you may have do not hesitate to ask your health care teams. Your doctor will make recommendations based on the type of hyperlipidemia you have, your health, and other factors. Your body is the Temple of God, please take good care of it.
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