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Blood Clots Can Affect Anyone

by The National Blood Clot Alliance category: Health

“Once every six minutes, someone dies from a blood clot. Don't let that one person be you. Know your risk. #BCAM http://thndr.me/wSIKlz

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Blood Clots Can Affect Anyone

A blood clot in one of the large veins, usually in a person’s leg or arm, is called a deep vein thrombosis or DVT. When a blood clot like this forms, it can partly or completely block the flow of blood or blood circulation in the body. If this clot is not treated, it can move or break off and travel to the lungs. A blood clot in the lung is called a pulmonary embolism or PE, and can cause death and requires immediate medical attention.

The first and most important thing you can do to protect yourself from a life-threatening blood clot is to learn if you are at risk. If you think you might be too young or too physically fit to experience a blood clot, think again. Blood clots do not discriminate. They affect people of all ages, race & gender. 

Important risk factors for blood clots include:

Download and print this risk factors checklist, and then discuss your potential risk factors with your doctor or healthcare provider.

There are several important signs and symptoms of blood clots. If you can recognize these signs and symptoms, you can save your life or the life of a friend or family member. Learn more about blood clots signs and symptoms here. 

Blood clots are preventable and can be safely treated. You can reduce your risk by learning some of the best ways to protect yourself from life-threatening blood clots.

To learn more about blood clot risks and, most importantly, the ways that these risks can be reduced, please visit NBCA's widely recognized public awareness digital resource Stop the Clot, Spread the Word™. To learn more about women and blood clot risks, visit Women & Blood Clots. Share this important information with your family and friends today.

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The National Blood Clot Alliance
@stoptheclot

The National Blood Clot Alliance (NBCA) is a 501(c)(3), non-profit, voluntary health organization dedicated to advancing the prevention, early diagnosis and successful treatment of life-threatening blood clots such as deep vein thrombosis, pulmonary embolism, and clot-provoked stroke. The National Blood Clot Alliance (NBCA) sees a future in which the number of people suffering and dying from blood clots in the United States is reduced significantly.

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