IVC Filter Manufacturers Profit When Patients Misinformed
Exercise and proper diet can eliminate most blood clot abnormalities
Monday, December 10, 2018 - It has often been said that doctors do not cure diseases, they treat symptoms. Doctors are compensated by performing surgery and implanting medical devices and seldom offer advice to their patients on how to prevent the diseases they treat. Implanting blood clot trapping devices such as an inter vena cava filter (IVC Filter) is a multi-billion dollar per year business, enriching doctors and medical device manufacturers. Researchers and scientists tend to agree that all people need to do is to eat properly and exercise daily to eliminate the development of small blood clots that cause strokes and heart attacks, as well as the surgeries that are required.
Blood clots can cause serious health problems including paralyzing strokes and sudden, instant death. Understanding the risk factors that contribute to this blood abnormality is key to leading a healthy life as a senior citizen. Of all of the factors that influence the likelihood you may be susceptible to catastrophic blood clots, the number one is diet. Your diet is not just what you eat. Strong drugs such as anti-cancer chemotherapy can also adversely affect your blood condition and health. Lawyers handling Bard IVC filter lawsuits offer free consultations and information.
The problems with blood clots lie equally with the quality of your blood as it does with the inner condition of your blood vessels and arteries. Healthy blood is designed to flow smoothly and freely through the body's vascular system over and over again. An amazing statistic pertaining to blood flow is that your entire blood supply flows through the entire body three times every minute and travels about 12,000 miles every single day, according to PBS.com. In addition, the human heart beats approximately 2.5 billion times during a person's lifetime. When the blood supply does not flow smoothly blood clot can form from the blood pooling up within the heart or blood vessels. Two conditions that contribute to the forming of potentially life-threatening blood clots are arterial fibrillation and deep vein thrombosis (DVT).
An article on the website Webmd.com comments that the blood has a seemingly impossible job in that it must remain thin enough to flow smoothly throughout the body but also to instantly thicken (clot) when necessary to keep from pouring out. When certain factors become present the blood's clotting mechanism is automatically triggered. When the blood becomes thickened it may start to stick to the inner walls of the arteries and over time accumulate. Sudden and strenuous physical activity such as shoveling snow may cause a chunk of accumulated plaque (blood clot) to break free from the larger artery and become stuck and block the smaller vessels. When the blood supply is cut off from the brain a stroke occurs and when it is cut off from the heart, a heart attack happens.
The key to keeping the blood flowing smoothly and "clot-free" is to eat a low fat diet and to exercise daily. Seniors are encouraged to make it to the gym every day. Start slowly and with light weights and gradually build up to somewhat more strenuous exercises. Daily exercise shakes the smaller microscopic blood clots from the arterial walls before the chunks can grow large enough to cause a blockage. Hiring a personal trainer can help. Make sure to consult your doctor before starting an exercise regimen.
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