Thrombosis; Too Much of a Good Thing.

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Hemostasis is the process of blood clotting in order to prevent foreign substances or objects from entering your body via a cut. But just like any good thing, too much blood clotting can be destructive. Thrombosis has to do with this process, of the formation of a blood clot inside of a blood vessle. However, when these clots, or thrombins, become too big, or break free and float in your blood stream, they can cause many problems. Thickened, or stagnant blood and varicose veins, among other things may increase the risk of Thrombosis. "Relaxing" too much, or spending too much time without moving and getting your blood flowing is not a healthy matter. Many cases of people who deal with Thrombosis are caused by simple factors. Thrombosis is also a gateway for other health problems to occur, such as myocardial infarctions, and strokes. The best "cure" for any kind of Thrombosis, is to avoid it completely. Thrombin is an enzyme that is activated when your skin is punctured in any way. The blood around the punctured area becomes thicker, enabling it to clot and block anything from entering or exiting your body via this ingress. Thrombosis occurs when excessive clotting occurs, and potentially obstructs the flow of your blood. When your blood flow is obstructed, it is known as ischemia. Ischemia causes a lack of oxygen and nutrient delivery, and increases the pressure put on your heart. When a blood clot obstructs more then 75% of an artery, you may begin to feel symptoms of Thrombosis/Ischemia, due to lack of oxygen being able to travel through your body, and an acumulation of lactic acids. When more then 90% of an artery is blocked, it can cause anoxia and infarction. Obesity, heart failure, chronic respiratory failure, smoking, pregnancy, estrogen treatments, prolonged car and air travel, bed rest, and varicose veins are all things that increase the risk of

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