Blood Clots and Your Health
Blood clots develop when your blood coagulates, creating a dense mass of cells in a blood vessel. When a blood vessel has been injured, blood clots develop as the body’s defense. This keeps you from bleeding internally through an injured vessel. In some cases, however, blood clots develop in an uninjured blood vessel when they are not necessary. In these situations, blood clots can actually be harmful to your health.
People with a history of heart problems or immobility are more at risk of blood clots. These problems are usually associated with older individuals, but are known to appear in the young as well. Many women who have taken oral contraceptives Yaz, Yasmin, or Ocella have reported a development of blood clots and have had to seek medical attention. Even if you are a healthy individual with no history of heart problems, taking one of these birth control pills could increase your chance of blood clots.
Blood clots can be dangerous because they can grow large before you may notice that something is wrong. Clotting increases your risk of suffering from a heart attack or stroke because the clot could become lodged near your heart or brain, blocking blood flow to these essential organs. If you begin to feel a localized pain with associated redness, throbbing, or swelling, seek medical attention immediately. You may be suffering from a blood clot.
If you have experienced blood clots or other health complications as a result of taking Yaz, Yasmin, or Ocella oral contraceptives, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries. Contact the experienced Yasmin side-effects lawyers of Williams Kherkher today at 800-761-3187.