This article explains arterial blockage and embolism, symptoms, causes and treatment. The process of blood circulation around the body is very vital to life - this continuous blood flow carries oxygen, absorbed food nutrients, antibodies and other components that are needed to sustain stable and healthy body functions. Any medical condition that obstructs circulation can quickly result in a life-threatening situation; one of such conditions is embolism.
Blood is circulated to every part of the body through a network of arteries (vessels that carry blood away from the heart). The average diameter of an artery is about 4.6mm wide and this can become blocked by blood clots that are carried in the bloodstream. When this happens, the normal flow of blood through the artery is obstructed resulting in a condition known as embolism.
A single large clot can result in embolism at one point along the artery or it can lead to several clots which are break-away fragments of the larger clot that can cause multiple emboli in different parts of the body such as the brain, heart, lungs, and kidneys.
Since blood is vital for the metabolic function of the body, an embolism can cause a seizure in the function of body parts (either in the left or right side of the body) that is served by the affected artery.
Symptoms of embolism are usually asymmetrical and develop in the affected side of the body, mostly affecting the legs and arms, they include pale skin, numbness, lack of movement, an absence of pulse, muscle spasms, coldness and general weakness.
If you notice any of these symptoms, seek immediate medical attention as embolism is a medical emergency.
The most common causes of embolism include the following:
• High blood pressure: Embolism often results from weakened or damaged arteries and a major cause of this is high blood pressure which slacks the arterial wall making it easier for blood to become trapped leading to an arterial blockage.
• High cholesterol levels: Consumption of foods like hamburgers, hot dogs, cheese and butter with high levels of cholesterol can lead to a buildup of fatty deposits on the arterial walls further narrowing its diameter and increasing the risk of developing embolism.
• Coronary disease: Any disease affecting the heart can also have an effect on the arteries, for example, arterial fibrillation can result from an irregular heartbeat.
• Arterial injury: An accidental impact on the arteries can result in severe injuries that can lead to arterial blockage and problems in blood circulation.
Other risk factors include smoking, recent surgery, obesity, sedentary lifestyle and advancing age.
Any case of embolism requires immediate treatment as any delays can lead to permanent damage of a body part. Some effective treatment measures include the following:
• Medications: Certain drug prescriptions are used for the treatment of arterial blockage and embolism, they include anticoagulants; which help to prevent blood clots, and thrombolytics; which help in dissolving existing emboli.
• Surgery: Some cases of embolism may require surgical procedures to remove the clot, this may involve angioplasty, where a balloon catheter is inserted in the affected artery and inflated to open up the blockage and restoring normal blood circulation.
• Exercise: Keeping an active life through regular exercise can be very helpful in improving blood circulation and preventing clots.
• Herbal remedy: There are some effective herbal medicines that are used in improving blood circulation and keeping the blood from coagulating. Some helpful herbal medicines with high efficacy can be found in the Kedi healthcare range of products.
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