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Blood Clots

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Normally, if you get hurt, your body forms a blood clot to stop the bleeding. After the bleeding stops and healing takes place, your body usually breaks down and removes the clot. But some people get too many clots or their blood clots abnormally. Many conditions can cause the blood to clot too much or prevent blood clots from dissolving properly.
Risk factors for excessive blood clotting include

- Certain genetic disorders
- Atherosclerosis
- Diabetes
- Atrial fibrillation
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- Overweight, obesity, and metabolic syndrome
- Some medicines
- Smoking
- Staying in one position for a long time, such as being in the hospital or taking a long car or plane ride
- Cancer and cancer treatments
Cancer and cancer treatments
- deep vein thrombosis
- pulmonary embolism
- stroke
- heart attack
- kidney problems
- kidney failure
- blood thinners
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