A pulmonary embolism is a sudden blockage in a lung artery, most often caused by a traveling blood clot from a vein in the leg. These clots are formed via the condition of deep vein thrombosis. Leg inactivity is a preventable cause of DVT.
A pulmonary embolism brings about lung tissue damage, hypoxia and other organ impairment as a result of your blood’s hypoxic state. Death can ensue.
The primary symptoms of a pulmonary embolism are:
It is possible to have a pulmonary embolism without knowing it. This means never experiencing any breathing difficulties, pains in your chest nor blood streaked phlegm symptoms.
Additional symptoms that some experience:
Preventing pulmonary embolism’s induced hypoxia leads off with lowering your risk for deep vein thrombosis. A health preserving measure is to keep your legs uncrossed and get them moving regularly.
Another healthy touch is to lose that excess weight, if that is your case.