Coronavirus " Covid
increases the risk of patients
Key Factors Affecting Increased Risk
are divided into 4 main causes.
Suggest 3 ways to reduce the risk
The best in the occurrence of clogged arteries
Despite the current situation with the epidemic of
, the number of infected people will start to decline until
the "Ministry of Health"
prepares a plan to announce to adjust the covid-19
From a dangerous communicable disease to an epidemic, surveillance on October 1, 2022 by preparing people to have easier access to treatment.
If people who are sick with COVID
Once you see a doctor and get a prescription from your doctor, you can go to the pharmacy to buy antiviral medications.
All patients do not need antiretroviral therapy.
to be at the discretion of the physician
But the severity of the coronavirus
It is not shown only when the patient is infected.
But it also has long-term effects on the body of some patients.
Until having to face the condition
of "Long Covid"
(Long Covid), each person will have different symptoms.
Most of them have symptoms of tiredness, breathlessness, coughing, and fatigue for another 3-4 months, but some may have more severe symptoms.
and other discomfort
that remain after recovering from the coronavirus infection
Including the formation of
that will slow down the flow of blood in the blood vessels.
and lead to
, which can result in serious disease.
Department of Hematology
Department of Internal Medicine
Faculty of Medicine Ramathibodi Hospital
Mahidol University revealed that thrombosis, or thrombosis, is a condition in which blood clots form and clog in blood vessels.
from abnormal blood clotting or abnormal blood vessel walls
It can occur in both arteries and veins.
If the blood clot that clots through the bloodstream
It will be harmful to the body and other diseases will follow.
for the situation
Arteriosclerosis in Thailand, according to information from the Ministry of Public Health.
About pulmonary embolism, it was found that during the past 7 years, Thailand has had approximately one patient per year.
12,900-26,800 people, representing a rate of 200-400 patients in a population of one million people.
The important factors affecting the increased risk of
can be divided into four main causes:
More than 60% of patients with cerebrovascular disease occur during their stay.
or those who have injuries in the blood vessels from surgery
which a long period of rehabilitation
Will allow the patient to reduce the movement leading to the formation of blood clots. During hospitalization, the doctor will prevent and treat by assessing the patient's risk.
Anticoagulants or a machine to improve blood flow in the legs may be given.
Blood clotting factors from cancer
For cancer patients, there is a four times higher risk of developing a fatal atherosclerosis than an average person. The risk of atherosclerosis depends on the type of cancer.
Stage of the disease and methods of treatment
including the movement of the patient's body
from infection with COVID-19 (COVID-19)
found that COVID-19 patients
During the critical period, the risk of developing blood clots is higher than that of normal individuals.
This is because the patient will have an increase in blood clotting coupled with a long period of recuperation.
for COVID-19 patients
When staying at home (Home Isolation), you should move your body regularly to prevent blood clots.
It has been confirmed that
No effect on atherosclerosis.
Blood clotting factors, physical
If there is a family member with clogged artery, there is an increased risk, with females aged 20-40 years at higher risk than males.
from birth control pills and pregnancy
The elderly group over 60 years old has opportunities for both females and males.
and overweight individuals
All of which depends on personal behavior as well.
If there is pain, redness, warmth around the calf or thigh
or have swelling of the legs
Should see a doctor to assess for venous thromboembolism.
for the prevention of disease
This is the key to maximizing the risk of developing atherosclerosis.
Which people can do it by themselves, there are 3 main methods as follows:
Changing behaviors to reduce risk
It is the most important key to reducing the risk of clogged arteries in both work and life.
Avoid behaviors that increase the risk, such as smoking, sitting for a long time.
Either sitting at work, driving, or taking an airplane in the same position for more than 4-6 hours.
Move your body and exercise.
Moving your muscles or exercising regularly will help reduce the risk of clogged arteries easily and best.
because it will stimulate the circulatory system to be more efficient
which can be used in a simple way
And you can do it at home, such as walking, ankle rotation, knee lifting, neck and shoulder rotation.
Check the risk of clogged arteries
If you have symptoms or are in a group that is at risk of developing atherosclerosis, such as having a congenital disease of the blood, heart disease, or a family member who has had a history of clogged artery treatment
Able to see a doctor for risk assessment and correct treatment.
Knowing in advance will help the patient to deal with the serious condition or disease that will follow in a timely manner.
is something that everyone can prevent.
If there is an understanding and awareness about thrombosis.
Patients with clogged arteries
It should be done strictly as prescribed by the doctor on a regular basis.
To prevent and reduce the severity of the disease.
Author : Kanok, Health Spokesperson
Graphic: Jutaphun Sooksamphun