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Thrombosis

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Clotting of the blood in the heart or a blood vessel during life is called thrombosis, and the clot that is formed, a thrombus, It should be noted, however, that while the thrombus sometimes consists of the whole blood, and thus resembles an ordinary clot, at other times it is composed mainly of fibrin and occasionally mainly of white cells.

The primary event in thrombosis would appear to be an accumulation of the very minute particles in blood, known as the of the heart or of a blood vessel, and it is upon the mass so formed that the clot is laid down.

The circumstance that determines the adhesion of the platelets to the wall of the vessel is some injury to the lining endothelium of the latter, and their adhesion is favored by slowing down of the blood stream. Thus, thrombosis tends to occur in diseased arteries, but more particularly when there is an aneurysmal dilatation on an artery or when from debility or some other cause the circulation is feeble. Its occurrence in a vein is favored by inflammation of the vein, or phlebitis, and more particularly when the vein is dilated and varicose.

The symptoms and consequences of thrombosis depend upon its site. In an artery it may shut off all the blood supply to some part of the body, though in other cases the part may be supplied by other arteries taking on the duty. If the blood supply is quite shut off the part dies.

If thrombosis occurs in a vein the venus circulation below the thrombus will be obstructed, and if the blood cannot easily make its way along other veins, as when the main vein of a limb is affected, signs of dropsy will shortly appear. Thrombosis of the main vein of the leg is a not uncommon event after child-birth or enteric fever.

The formation of the thrombus causes inflammation, with pain and tenderness, and if the vessel can be felt it is found to be hard and cord-like. A thrombus may become softened, and there is then a risk that a part of the clot may be detached and cause embolism somewhere. On the other hand, a thrombus may become organized, that is to say, it is converted into fibrous or scar-like tissue and in this event the lumen of the vessel is obliterated. A natural cure of a varicose vein sometimes comes about in this way.

To obviate the risk of embolism as far as possible, complete rest for six or eight weeks may be required when thrombosis has occurred. Pain may be relieved by cold or hot applications. Any general or local disorder which predisposes to symptoms of thrombosis must also be treated.

Application and treatment:

Skin Disorders, Thrombosis:

The skin is the outer layer of the body and contains deeper tissues including lymphatics, blood vessels, nerves and fat. Disorders in these areas can mean a combination of troubles.

Thrombosis is a coagulation of fibrin in a vessel. Fibrin is a whitish, insoluble protein formed from a soluble protein in blood plasma from a fermentation as in the clotting of blood. Fibrin forms the essential portion of die blood clot which is caused by negative polarity and an electrostatic attraction that adds plaque and fibrin together to make a clot.

Thrombosis

Positive polarity can dissolve this clot and free up the blood vessels again. The clots cause slowing of the circulation on account of vein dilation and impairment.

It may be followed by bacterial infection which plugs up the vessels and the lymph to aggravate conditions. Elimination of bacteria, microworm and parasites may be readily accomplished frequency instruments using 20, 727, 287, 880 cps (hertz) with pads. When polarizing, use alternate forces: positive for 5 minutes on both sides and negative for 5 minutes on both sides and continue for 30 minutes. Move pads up and down the body for applying energy to areas in need of it.

Begin with standard treatment regimen via water pans, at moderate amplitude settings to reduce symptoms. Proper diagnosis and medical treatment may be essential in the cure, and to help determine if the treatments are working.