My father's condition was recently found that he has blood clots in his lungs. Is there something he can do or take naturally (no drugs) to help him with.

One of the main causes of blood clots in lungs is a blood clot which has traveled up to the lungs from another part of the body, very often the legs. In other cases blood clots in the lungs can also be caused by air bubbles, tumors and even fat from the marrow of a broken bone. In addition to the usual drugs and medications used as a treatment for blood clots in lungs, there are also a number of home remedies that can be used to treat this problem. One such beneficial herbal home remedy is gingko biloba which helps reduce the protein fibrin, plays an important role in forming blood clots. Therefore, it can be used as an alternative treatment for blood clots in the lungs and other parts of the body.

Similarly, garlic and onion also reduce fibrin in the body as well as the stickiness of platelets which can lead to the formation of blood clots. People suffering from blood clot problems should increase the intake of these foods in their daily diet. The juice of spinach, pepper, clove and garlic mixed together can also be consumed as an effective treatment for blood clots in lungs.

answered by S S

What are the signs and symptoms of blood clots in the lungs?

The body's ability to clot blood is a very important aspect of making sure that the body suffers minimal damage when it comes to blood loss after an injury has been sustained. Any medical complications that severely affect the body's ability to clot blood will result in significant loss of blood that could even be fatal. Internal blood clotting is a very serious condition because there any of the symptoms that develop are likely to be seen only once the condition has substantially worsened. For instance, signs of blood clot in the lungs, also known as pulmonary embolism, include chest pains, an increase in blood pressure and cardiac arrest.

However, all of these symptoms of blood clot in the lung are only going to be prominent when the condition is almost out of control. When suffering from a pulmonary embolism, the symptoms of blood clot in lungs with regards to the chest pain experienced when breathing - the patient is likely to experience an increase in the amount of pain during inhalation. In some cases, a pulmonary embolism is known to be the root cause of sudden death, in which the patient simply stops breathing as their heart ceases to function almost instantaneously.

answered by G M

Can blood clots in the lungs lead to cancer?

There is definitely a correlation between blood clots in the lungs and cancer and most people who develop blood clots are more at risk of being diagnosed with cancer in the following year or two. In general the formation of blood clots helps prevent bleeding which is actually beneficial to the individual but in some cases people have may more platelets in the blood and the clotting factors which can result in big blood clots which can cause life threatening blockages in the veins and arteries. Such people are always at a larger risk of being affected with cancer either in that year or the next after the detection of such blood clots.

Therefore it is important to get unexplained blood clots diagnosed to rule out other health complications. The occurrence of blood clots in lungs after surgery is especially a possibility after hip or joint surgery where physical movement is restricted for quite sometime after the surgery. Individuals who are over the age of 40 years are more at risk to developing blood clots in lungs after surgery. The risk of developing blood clots after a surgery is also associated with the drugs and medications being taken, type of the surgery and the medical history of the patient.

answered by S D

Can pulmonary embolism cause blood clots in the lungs?

A pulmonary embolism is when a blood clot appears in the lungs. This clot can form anywhere in the body and with the blood that circulates in your body and it can travel to different parts of the body. Occasionally it gets lodged in a space too narrow to travel further. This prevents fresh blood supply to that area. Such clots usually occur in the lungs.

Due to this clot, when the blood supply to this area ceases, an infarct occurs. This is known as a lung infarct which implies that that particular tissue is dying due to lack of oxygen. The best way to avoid a pulmonary embolism is to make sure you manage the symptoms in order to prevent complications arising from the embolism.

Pulmonary embolism care involves reigning in the symptoms that could lead to complications. Being overweight is one of them. It helps to exercise and try and bring your weight down. Inherited blood diseases, complicated stomach or OB/GYN surgeries can also lead to clots. Chest pain, smoking or being confined to a sitting position for a long time can also cause clots. Periodic stretching also helps in case you are constantly chair-bound or are taking long flights.

answered by A S

The main goal of treatment for your father's condition should be to -

  1. Stop blood clots from increasing in size and
  2. Avoid formation of new blood clots

This should mainly be achieved by giving appropriate medical drugs like anticoagulants. If not taken appropriate medical care at proper time it can even worsen to deep vein thrombosis or pulmonary embolism. Besides maintain a healthy lifestyle, eat a balanced diet and adapt to a fitness program.

answered by S P

Warning: does not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. see additional information
Read more questions in Alternative Health