Paul Westerman, founder of RBR Active, said: "Blood clots
kill more people each year than Aids, breast cancer, prostate cancer and vehicle crashes combined."
One in four people who develop a blood clot
will die from it -- a shock figure because they are entirely preventable.
If you suspect that your cat has suffered a blood clot
, you must seek veterinary help as soon as possible.
"Tragically, many lives are lost because public awareness about life-threatening blood clots
is so low," Dr Otieno told the Star in an interview.
Dangerous blood clots
develop in the deep veins of the body, usually in the legs (called deep vein thrombosis or DVT), and can travel to the lungs (called pulmonary embolism or PE).
Aronora said that, despite currently approved treatments, over one million people still die from blood clots
every year in the US.
The research shows that blood clots
can be prevented without causing excess bleeding.
Heart failure makes blood clots
more likely because a weak heart doesn't pump blood as effectively, while some cancers-- and the drugs used to treat them--promote blood clotting.
Your husband will also be prescribed medication that helps prevent blood clots
* Treatment for cancer * Prolonged lack of movement such as long distance travel or long periods of bed rest * A personal or family history of blood clots
* Older age * Pregnancy.
Many women may be surprised to learn that some types of birth control contain a combination of hormones that increases the risk of developing blood clots
, which have the potential to cause harm.
Men receiving testosterone replacement therapy may be at greater risk of deep vein thrombosis (DVT, venous blood clots
) and potentially life-threatening pulmonary embolism early on in their treatment, a recent study suggests.
Cats with heart disease frequently suffer blood clots
as a potentially fatal complication.
MORE than 4,200 cancer patients died needlessly of preventable blood clots
last year, MPs will warn today.