• Coronavirus " Covid


    increases the risk of patients

    "clogged arteries"

  • Key Factors Affecting Increased Risk

     "Blocked arteries"

    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

"blood clots"

that will slow down the flow of blood in the blood vessels.

and lead to

"clogged arteries"

, which can result in serious disease.

Prof.Dr. Phanthep

Angchai Suksiri

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

"Blocked arteries"

can be divided into four main causes:

  • thromboembolic factors

    from hospitalization

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

  • thromboembolic factors

    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