WORLD THROMBOSIS DAY 2022: EYES OPEN TO THROMBOSIS

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WORLD THROMBOSIS DAY 2022: EYES OPEN TO THROMBOSIS

Thrombosis is the formation of blood clots within the blood vessel which can affect all ages, race, gender and ethnicity.

It affects 1 in 4 people worldwide and in Nigeria, more than 50% of hospitalized patients are at risk of venous thrombo-embolism.

This year’s theme – “eyes open to thrombosis” focuses on creating awareness among both health care professionals and the general
public on the prevention of this leading cause of death worldwide.

It also emphasises the need to stay alert and promptly take appropriate action when symptoms such as unilateral leg swelling, unexplained sudden shortness of breath and chest pain are noticed.

Furthermore, early ambulation after surgery and practicing a healthy lifestyle including regular exercise and dietary modification will significantly reduce the risk of thrombus formation.

Thrombosis does not take a break, we shouldn’t either. Be proactive, spread the information.

Courtesy: UBTH


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