5 Factors that Increase Risk of Blood Clots in Young Patients
Blood clots are not as common in children and young adults as they are in older patients. But the risk is still there for even the youngest of patients.
Researchers have found that blood clots are more common in younger patients if they also exhibit any of the following risk factors:
- Currently taking an oral contraceptive or estrogen treatments
- Recent injury or illness resulting in long periods of immobility
- Recent diagnosis of COVID-19
- Inherited thrombophilia
Some risk factors can be remedied, while others aren’t so easily avoidable. The best way to prevent any complications from a blood clot is to be familiar with the warning signs and seek medical attention as soon as possible. Familiarize yourself with all of the signs and symptoms of a potentially fatal blood clot here.
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