Clot beating, clogging of the brain vessels with a plug, lack of blood supply in the area where the vessel is fed and the loss of function of the brain due to this is called clot beating. Clotting caused by the accumulation of fat in the main vessels that feed the brain and heart causes paralysis known as "stroke" among the people.
What are the Causes of Clot Break?
Clogging of the cerebral vessels with a plug (embolism) occurs most often when a clot formed in the heart comes to the cerebral vessel with vascular flow; This usually occurs in heart rhythm disorders such as atrial fibrillation, in the presence of prosthetic valves in the heart, and infections. In addition, clotting can be caused by plaques in the carotid veins (carotid system), trauma, and tumoral conditions.
What are the Symptoms of Clot Break?
Symptoms of clotting due to occlusion of the cerebral vessels with a plug (embolism) vary according to the occluded vessel and the clinical picture varies in a very wide range. In addition to mildly affected patients, which can sometimes be overlooked in clotting, even sudden deaths can be seen. In the clinical picture of clotting, it often occurs as loss of strength / paralysis in the arms and legs, sensory disorders, speech disorders, vision loss, and consciousness impairment.
Can Clot Breakage Be Prevented?
As it is known, occlusion of the cerebral vessels with a plug (embolism) can result from cardiovascular diseases, infections, tumors, traumas. With the recognition of the primary disease, preventive treatments can be used to prevent the occlusive disease of the brain vessels. In addition, early recognition of clot removal (in the first hours) and interventional interventions can be performed to reverse the clotting and its effects without further damage to the brain tissue.
What Results Does It Cause?
Clot breakage; obstructive (thrombo-embolic) diseases of the cerebral vessels can lead to neurological losses such as paralysis, speech disorders, visual disturbances, sensory impairments and psycho-cognitive (perception and evaluation) disorders, and systemic effects and dysfunctions in the body, sometimes even death.
Is Treatment Possible After Clot Break?
Obstructive (thrombo-embolic) diseases of the cerebral vessels, regular follow-up of the health checks and treatments of the person, the recognition of diseases belonging to the cardiovascular system or other systems, and the necessary treatments are a group of diseases that can be prevented to a large extent. Although the neurological damage caused by the emergence of clot breakage results differently depending on the person and the type and extent of the losses, clotting can be mostly reversed in today's medical facilities with early diagnosis and timely and accurate treatment.
Paralysis Occurs When Great Veins Clog
Small or large clots can be thrown with this blood circulation in cases of atherosclerosis in the neck vessels or blockages in the neck vessels.
“When these clots reach a vein at its own calibration or diameter, they block it. If the clot is small, it goes to the small vessels in the periphery and they do not cause any problems. If it is large, the clots block the large vessels. Since they will prevent blood supply where that large vein is irrigated or blooded, anemia occurs there. This anemia is called ischemia. It is the same in the brain and heart.
If one of the coronary vessels in the heart is blocked, anemia occurs in the heart muscle where that coronary vessel is fed, and if the area cannot be fed with blood, an infarction develops. When a vessel is clogged in the brain, that part of the brain cannot function and its functions are lost. Whichever center is located in that area, where the vein supplies blood, what functional regions there are in the place where it bloods, those functions disappear.
If one of the major arteries occludes, often severe paralysis occurs. We call it stroke in Turkish. When large vessels are clogged, the amount of stroke or infarct amount and the amount of ischemia increase, so severe pictures can occur.
Veins Should Be Checked At Certain Age
At certain ages, the vessels that feed the brain in front of the neck, called "carotid vessels", and also the vessels that go from the back of the neck to the brain from both sides, called "vertebral veins" at the back, need to be controlled with a simple technique, doppler ultrasound.
Attention to Hypertension and Diabetes!
To prevent clotting, it is necessary to bring the lipid ratio, triglyceride ratio and cholesterol ratio in the blood to normal levels. One of the biggest problems in the vascular wall is hypertension, the other is diabetes. It is necessary to keep diabetes under strict control without neglecting it because diabetes has increased so much in the society with our new unbalanced eating habits. Diabetes is a disease that progresses insidiously that disrupts the vascular wall and causes irreversible damage when it gives symptoms in the late stages.
Veins are somewhat like water pipes. The poor quality of the network water, the poor quality the water coming from the dam, the more problems the content of the water will cause in the pipes, the structure of the vessels and the structure and fluidity of the blood also create such problems.
If the water is pressurized, it can burst the pipes or cause clogging if it comes with mud, as well as hypertension in our vascular structure causes pressurized blood flow, causing deterioration in the vessel wall and breaking the blood clots sitting on the vessel wall and pushing them into the above vessels and clogging them. At the same time, sometimes uncontrolled hypertension can cause brain hemorrhage.
Healthy Lifestyle Tips to Prevent Clot Breaking
“It is very effective to stay away from hypertension and diabetes without causing arteriosclerosis. It is necessary to have regular cardiological examinations. It is very effective to have the veins checked. It is necessary to have routine tests, to eat regularly and to eat fat-free foods by minimizing sugar and salt intake. Exercise, walking and exercising reduce cholesterol and fat.
Reducing fat around the belly changes the fat profiles. If we bring the fat profile to normal, if we adopt a balanced eating habit, if we stay away from fast food, we will have a healthier life opportunity.
Highly Reliable with New Generation Blood Thinners
Some drugs called new generation blood thinners (such as dabigatran, rivaroxabani apixaban) have entered clinical use in recent years, and the biggest advantage is that they do not require frequent blood level measurement and dose adjustment. Today, they are reliable drugs used to prevent clotting before and after leg vascular occlusion, heart rhythm disorders, pulmonary embolism and surgical interventions. Their dosage is standard, they do not interact with other drugs, foods, vegetables and fruits. However, the use of these drugs as an alternative to Coumadin, especially in patients with prosthetic heart valves, unfortunately does not provide the expected benefit, so it is not suitable for these patient groups. It is also not suitable for use in patients under dialysis treatment. Another disadvantage of new generation blood thinners is that their specific antidotes have not been developed yet in case of overdose or bleeding with these drugs. Therefore, when using these drugs, just like Coumadin, patients should be told that the main function of these drugs is to dilute the blood and it is still necessary to be alert in terms of bleeding during use.