In fact, little is known about viruses, but we can say that any disharmony that occurs in our body affects the whole and especially the circulation, because it is the blood that carries our nutrients and defense mechanisms, and of course it is the heart, which makes it possible for blood to circulate to reach the whole body.
When there is a viral infection, neurological, cardiovascular, renal and other organs are affected. And all this affects the cardiac level, affecting the circulation and especially the return, which is the one that presents some difficulty for having to overcome the gravity.
The low mobility of so many days in quarantine and confinement has caused damage to the circulatory system, in general, has affected the circulatory system and especially in older people and people with chronic or critical diseases.
Due to the obligation to be at home, people who are used to taking anticoagulant drugs have been greatly affected, which has favored an increase in venous insufficiency.
Sedentariness causes blood to pool in the leg veins, which facilitates the virus’ damage to the endothelium, which is the innermost layer of the blood vessels and which is involved in the delicate balance of blood clotting. This predisposes to thrombosis, the appearance of clots in an undue manner, as well as to hemorrhages, due to the excessive consumption of elements that favor coagulation.
The prolonged bedding, which causes blood to pool in the leg veins, and also the damage of the virus to the endothelium, which is the innermost layer of the blood vessels and which intervenes in the delicate balance of blood clotting. This predisposes us both to thrombosis, the appearance of clots in an improper way, and hemorrhages, due to the excessive consumption of elements that favor coagulation.
Viral infections trigger our immune response to defend ourselves, causing the release of various inflammatory mediators, such as cytokines, into the blood. These mediators interact with platelets and coagulation proteins and can promote an imbalance in the system that controls blood clotting.
In this situation, the thrombi formed in the venous circulation of the legs travel to the pulmonary circulation through the bloodstream, giving rise to pulmonary thrombosis which interrupts blood flow in other areas of the body (arteries of arms and legs, brain, etc.).
Complications can occur if we use anticoagulants indiscriminately. In patients who have a series of characteristics that make them more at risk, it is the specialist who must evaluate them.
The reality is that this situation has affected all of us, especially the circulation of return, it is time to drink lots of water with lemon, vegetables, fruits, eliminate as much sugar as possible, dispense with dessert after meals, walk, exercise and if you are a consumer of anticoagulants, avoid increasing the dose.
The responsibility is yours…!