Top 10 Tips: Blood Clots During the Coronavirus Emergency Care
Blood clots, as is seen in discussions over at frontlineer.com, can cause heart attacks, strokes and other serious and life-threatening conditions which is why they should always be taken seriously. Even as the world grapples with the coronavirus pandemic, it is important to know the dangers that lurk as a result of other medical emergencies, which is why this article, with the help of the gurus over frontlineer.com, will look to highlight the top 10 tips on as far as blood clots go during the coronavirus crisis.
COVID-19 appears to be increasing clotting
One of the most important tips as far as blood clots go in the current coronavirus climate is that the coronavirus appears to increase clotting as seen in discussions over at frontlineer.com. This means that, if you are in self-quarantine at home as a result of having tested for the coronavirus, you should keep an eye out for signs of blood clots, and in particular, signs of stroke, with case of stroke in young patients having gone up as a result of the coronavirus as is covered over at frontlineer.com.
Watch out for signs of stroke
While difficulties breathing and other severe coronavirus symptoms, as discussed over at frontlineer.com, should be top of your list for symptoms to keep your eye out for, you should also make sure that you have your eyes pealed for signs of stroke. This is because, as mentioned above, and as discussed over at frontlineer.com, not only is stroke serious, it is also likely to occur as a result of the coronavirus. Stroke symptoms of course indicate that you have a brain blood clot, and they include speech problems, changes in vision, weakness among others. Call 911 immediately you see such symptoms.
Watch out for gastrointestinal symptoms
As is revealed in discussions over at frontlineer.com, abdominal blood clots will lead to gastrointestinal symptoms such as severe pain in the belly button area, vomiting and nausea as well as diarrhea. If you notice any of these symptoms, then you should also call 911 as it could be a sign of a blood clot in the abdominal area. It is also worth mentioning that the coronavirus has been known to cause gastrointestinal symptoms and not just the respiratory ones we know about.
Watch out for symptoms of a heart attack
As mentioned earlier on and as covered over at frontlineer.com, blood clots cause heart attacks, and therefore keep an eye put for symptoms of a heart attack, particularly if you are at an increased risk of blood clots. These include chest pain or pressure, sweating, difficulty breathing among others. Also note that difficulty breathing may be a sign of COVID-19 which is why it is a symptom that should always be taken very seriously.
What you may think are signs of COVID-19 could actually be symptoms of a lung blood clot
As is revealed in discussions over at frontlineer.com, blood clots could travel to the lung and in such a case will cause symptoms such as chest pain, shortness of breath and a cough, which are symptoms that are associated with the coronavirus. This is something you have to be aware of, and you should make sure you relay this information to the emergency personnel so that they are aware that you are at an increased risk of suffering blood clots.
Keep an eye on your extremities
In most cases, as per the gurus over at frontlineer.com, the first signs of a blood clot are seen in the extremities, that is, the hands and legs. You should therefore keep a close eye on your arms, hands feet or legs and call 911 as soon as you begin experiencing symptoms such as numbness, mild cramping, tenderness, swelling and a bluish discoloration among others. You should have this attended to as soon as possible as if not, the blood clot will travel to organs such as the heart, brain or lungs causing a heart attack, stroke and pulmonary embolism respectively; all of which are life-threatening.
Time is of the essence
When dealing with blood clots, an important tip is to be aware that time is of the essence, and that the more time you waste the higher the chances of suffering a bad outcome as per the gurus over at frontlineer.com. As soon as you notice signs of a blood clot, call 911 immediately and don’t try and take a wait-and-see approach to things, something many people have been prone to doing in the current coronavirus climate.
ERs and hospitals are safe
As is revealed in discussions over at frontlineer.com, we are seeing people stay away from ERs and hospitals, particularly those who need emergency medical attention, for fear of being exposed to the coronavirus. It is therefore important to point out that these facilities have put in measures that are designed to ensure their patients aren’t exposed to the coronavirus, particularly those experiencing non-coronavirus emergencies such as blood clots.
Reveal your COVID-19 status
If you have tested positive for COVID-19 or you suspect you may be positive and are experiencing signs of a blood clot, make sure you disclose this information to emergency personnel when calling 911, as per the gurus over at frontlineer.com. This is so that the responders that come to attend to you can take the necessary precautions to avoid being exposed to the virus while attending to you, ensuring that they remain on the chessboard in the fight to flatten the COVID-19 curve.
Call 911, don’t take yourself to the ER
It is also important that, rather than driving yourself to the ER, you call 911 and have emergency services come take you. This, as discussed over at frontlineer.com, is important in two ways; one, it will make sure that the ER physicians prepare for your visit, ensuring that you don’t get exposed to the coronavirus and two, it allows you to start receiving life-saving treatment early before you get to the ER, increasing the chances of you making a full recovery.
While it is not always easy to identify the signs of a blood clot until you are examined, it is our hope that this article will help you do just that, while also helping you deal with such emergencies during the coronavirus crisis. If you are looking for more information on this topic, then head over to the brilliant frontlineer.com.