In the UK, it has been reported that over 3,500 people are dying each year from blood clots, but the problem is worse in the US.
The number of people in the UK who are being referred to a GP for a clot has more than tripled since 2001, from 1,200 to 6,500.
But what if the blood clot is causing your condition?
In fact, it is actually quite common for the condition to become so severe that you have to have a ventilator, but there are ways to deal with the problem.
These can include:The most important thing you can do is to:When blood clotted:Call your GPIf you are worried about clotting, you can:Follow these simple steps to manage the problem:You may also be able to:Call the GPIf the blood is clotted, the GP can check your heart rate and other symptoms, and advise you of what treatment you should consider.
In some cases, the risk of bleeding is reduced by getting blood taken.
The NHS recommends that everyone who has a blood clot should be referred to the Emergency Department (ED).
If the patient is not admitted to the ED, the patient should stay in hospital for two days, and the patient may need further testing.
You can also use a non-invasive test called a biopsy, which will tell you how much blood is in your body.
The test can help identify the problem, but not all tests can give a clear picture of the underlying condition.