Typically speaking, an immobile blood clot won't hurt you but there's a risk it might move and become dangerous. If a blood clot breaks free and travels to your heart and lungs through your veins, it may get trapped, preventing blood flow. In here we talk about the types of blood clotting diseases and when to call our home GP service for blood clotting diseases in Sotogrande.
Blood Clotting Diseases
Major causes of bleeding-inducing coagulation disorders include:
- Hemophilia: The blood does not clot normally. Children with hemophilia have low amounts of protein required to coagulate with a clotting factor.
- Von Willebrand disease: This condition derives its name from a protein clotting factor in the blood called the von Willebrand factor. The condition is also inherited and when von Willebrand factor is small, it causes severe bleeding.
- Other deficiencies with the coagulation factor: Bleeding may also result from low levels of clotting factor proteins other than those contributing to hemophilia. Disseminated intravascular coagulation. This condition causes the blood vessels to be obstructed by overactive coagulation.
- Liver Disease: Liver disease includes a variety of conditions which impair liver function.
- Overdevelopment of circulating anticoagulants: This condition causes reduced coagulation and creates a disorder with hemophilia-like symptoms.
- Vitamin K deficiency: A deficiency in this vitamin can hinder blood coagulation.
- Platelet dysfunction: Platelets are critical cells required for the formation of blood clots. If platelets are too small, or if they do not function properly, there will be swelling and bleeding.
Major causes of coagulation disorders which lead to excessive coagulation include:
- Factor V Leiden: A blood clotting protein called factor V Leiden overreacts in this genetic condition, causing the blood to clot too much or too often.
- Antithrombin III (ATIII) deficiency: ATIII helps control mechanism for bleeding and coagulation. Also a genetic disorder, low levels of ATIII cause the blood to clot too much.
- Protein C or protein S deficiency: Protein C and protein S help control system for bleeding and coagulation. Decreased levels of any protein induce too much clotting of the blood.
- Prothrombin (PT) gene mutation: This is also called factor II mutation. Mutation of the PT gene is a genetic disorder that results in too much clotting factor being made, and too much clotting factor can result in too much clotting.
- Antiphospholipid antibody syndrome: It is an autoimmune disorder which leads to an increase in certain blood proteins which can increase the risk of clotting.
Home GP service for blood clotting diseases in Sotogrande
Call our home GP service for blood clotting diseases in Sotogrande if you experience:
- Cough which causes bloody sputum
- A fast heartbeat
- Challenging or uncomfortable breathing
- Pains in the chest or tightness
- Pain that stretches over your shoulder, neck, back or jaw
- Sudden weakness or numbness of your face, arm or leg
- Sudden difficulty talking or understanding speech (aphasia)
- Sudden changes in your vision
Consult our doctor if you develop these signs or symptoms in an area on an arm or leg: