Air Compression Therapy May Help Curing Blood Clotting and Strokes Risk among COVID-19 Patients
Abnormal blood clotting is very common in COVID-19 patients. Air compression therapy might be a preventive treatment of it as it breaks down the clots in small pieces to increase blood velocity.
- 30-70% corona virus patients develop blood clots or a pulmonary embolism
- Blood clots developed majorly in the lungs and deep veins of the legs
- Air compression massage can help to treat blood clots
Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) is another threat emerged from the Covid-19. The infection is causing a unique type of micro-blood- clotting within the lungs and significantly worsens a patient’s condition. According to a report from the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, the Covid-19 patients admitted in the hospitals are experiencing abnormal clotting and leading to more deaths. The study, published in the British Journal of Hematology said, “Our novel findings demonstrate that COVID-19 is associated with a unique type of blood clotting disorder that is primarily focused within the lungs and which undoubtedly contributes to the high levels of mortality being seen in patients with COVID-19.” However, this is not unusual for infectious diseases to raise the risk of clotting but these micro-clots formed because of COVID-19 are being formed within the lungs are critical. These are very small and move throughout the lungs in addition to affecting the small air sacs within the lungs. Scientists believe that intensive studies are needed to understand the real nature of these clots (formed within the lungs) so that more effective treatments can be developed for better and effective treatment.
What is Blood Clotting?
The blood- clotting term is emerging during COVID pandemic. Blood clotting is a necessary process as it protects you from heavy blood loss in certain situations like when you're injured or have a cut. If a clot formed inside any of your veins does not dissolve on its own; it could be a life-threatening situation. Heavy blood clotting significantly leads to instant fatal damage because it blocks blood flow.
Blood Clotting Patterns among COVID-19 Patients: A Risky Mystery
COVID-19 is a new medical mystery. Doctors around the world are trying to understand the blood clotting patterns in the lungs of COVID-19 patients as it may help them to find the solution for this life-threatening condition. According to doctors, making management of Covid-19 patients is very challenging as patients' body start making clots. The collected blood clots in the tube as well as in the body of a patient because when a catheter and other devices are inserted in the human body they all become clogged because of clotting. James O’Donnell, MD, Director of the Irish Centre for Vascular Biology, RCSI, & Consultant Hematologist at the National Coagulation Centre in St James’s Hospital, Dublin shared, COVID-19 blood clotting disorder is primarily focused within the lungs and which undoubtedly contributes to the high levels of mortality being seen in patients with COVID-19.
What does Blood Clotting do among COVID-19 Patients?
Blood clotting-related disorders start propelling among the COVID- 19 patients during the initial stage. Common benign skin lesions growth can be seen on the feet that we call “COVID toe” and this risk multiplied when these clots start developing in the veins and arteries. If they are not treated on time they become very dangerous or life-threatening. They may cause severe respiratory problems or some other health conditions. Blood clots occur deep in the veins of the leg (deep vein thrombosis) and can move to the lungs, causing a pulmonary embolism. They restrict blood supply and oxygen flow to the heart and brain and resulting in a stroke. The other risk factors associated with blood clotting are elevated cholesterol level, high BP and others. They all mainly disturb normal blood flow and oxygen delivery to all body parts or organs and stop their functionality.
Air Compression Devices May Prevent this Complication
Possibilities are high to have clotting with no special symptoms during COVID-19 infection. A deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is a common condition that happens because of this complication. DVT is a type of blood clot that forms in a vein deep inside the body parts including your legs, arms, pelvis, lungs etc. In most cases, clots form inside one of the deep veins of the thigh or lower leg. Veins in the human body carry bad- blood or any other kind of blockage back to the heart while oxygen-rich blood and other nutrients are sent to the whole body through arteries or blood vessels. In COVID-19 patients, when these clots start forming, it becomes difficult for oxygen-rich blood to move around the body. But these veins can be treated at some level with air compression therapy to prevent DVT and decrease the risk of stroke and heart failure.
Dr Physio Air Compression Massager
Treating blood clots in patients with COVID-19 can be challenging. When symptoms are there air compression technology may help to ease out this discomfort. We need to learn much more about blood clotting among COVID-19 patients, its treatment options and how it can be prevented. However, air compression therapy can be tried for making COVID-19 patients comfortable. If you want to use air compression therapy under expert guidance, Dr Physio Air Compression Massager could be an option. This is particularly designed to treat people from getting DVT, a life-threatening condition. It consists of two sleeves or cuffs to deliver compression so that blood does not clot within the arteries.
This is not a way to treat COVID- 19 but could help in preventing clots. Though we advise you to use this device under strict medical guidance only.