Blood clotting, also commonly referred to as coagulation, is the way that the body prevents excessive bleeding when there is an injury or damage to a blood vessel or artery. Platelets and plasma are the two components that make up blood. Platelets are the blood's cells, while plasma is the liquid portion of the blood. These two work together by forming clots when needed to ensure that the body doesn't lose too much blood. When unnecessary blood clots form, it can pose a dangerous threat to the body. There are many treatments of blood clots.
There are many treatments for patients suffering from blood clots, also known as thrombosis. One of the most common among physicians is prescribing anticoagulants also known as blood thinning medications. In doing so, they can stop the blood clot from growing and prevent clotting in other areas of the body, as well. Most importantly, they can help to dissolve the blood clot, allowing blood to flow effectively.
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