Thrombosis is the formation of a clot or clots inside a blood vessel as distinguished from
the clotting of blood outside a blood vessel.

A thrombus is formed by an aggregation of blood factors,  primarily platelets and fibrin with entrapment of cellular elements, frequently causing vascular obstruction at the point of its formation.

Thromboses are prone to occur where blood flow is sluggish. The slow flow or ischemia  permits activated clotting factors to accumulate instead of being carried away by blood flow.

Usually blood cells of cancer patients have a tendency to coagulate. The coagulation of blood cells hinders blood flow, thus increasing  the chances of forming thromboses.

They also occur in coronary and cerebral arteries at sites where the intima is damaged by arteriosclerotic plaques, and over the damaged areas of the
endocardium. Bits of clots sometimes break off and travel in the blood stream to distant sites and damage other organs.

Anticoagulants (blood thinners) are usually used to address the problems but over use of anticoagulants can cause internal bleeding. While using anticoagulants, do not consume large amounts of foods high in vitamin K. Prothrombin
Time (PT) is being used to monitor the safe usage level of  anticoagulants like Aspirin, warfarin
(Athrombin-K, Carfin, Coumadin, Panwarfin, Sofarin, Warfilone) heparin,and stool analysis for blood to determine if there is internal bleeding.

Risk of thrombosis can be monitored with qigong and traditional Chinese medicine diagnostics in conjunction with traditional modern medicine.

Doctor Qiqin Li will prescribe you either the most popular formula for thrombosis: xue fu zhu yu tang or the one more specific for your particular case.



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