Can arthritis also cause thrombosis?

Rheumatoid arthritis can be quite bitter for the everyday life of the sufferer, as it is accompanied by stiffness, fever, depression and a high degree of pain in certain parts of the body.

Rheumatoid arthritis can lead to thrombosis

Although it can be treated effectively, especially in the early stages, research has shown that the condition greatly increases the risk of deep vein thrombosis.

One study examined a Taiwanese database of 23.74 million people, of whom 29,238 struggled with rheumatoid arthritis. The study found that they had a 3.36-fold chance of developing deep vein thrombosis and a 2.07-fold chance of developing pulmonary embolism. The result did not surprise professionals, as it has been repeatedly hypothesized that there is some association between arthritis and blood clots. According to staff at China University of Medicine, systemic inflammation is the cause of thrombosis, and most surprisingly, although the disease mainly affects the elderly, people under the age of 50 are 6 times more likely to be clotted at this time!

“Immobility – that is, the inability to move a part of the body – is just one of the reasons that increases the chance of thrombosis. There are a number of other factors in the background as well, such as coagulation factors, the complement system and the so-called cytokines, interleukins, are networked. Thus, arterial thrombosis is now considered a special – sterile – form of inflammation. ”– says prof. György Blaskó, a Thrombosis center coagulation specialist.


Seek medical attention if you suspect thrombosis

Deep vein thrombosis is a life-threatening condition because detached blood clots, large or large, can enter the bloodstream and enter the lungs, causing embolism. Therefore, if you are at increased risk for inflammation, you should pay close attention to symptoms such as swelling, discoloration, and pain in your feet — although there are cases where no pain occurs — to avoid a more serious problem.

When it comes to thrombosis, people have the image that it is a disease that affects the legs. However, this is a mistake, as the blockage can develop in a place we would not expect at first.

There may also be thrombosis in the arms

In this case, it is absolutely necessary to visit a specialist who will determine the location and size of the blood clot with various tests, then prevent it from entering the lungs and help restore venous circulation.
Furthermore, if you have a history of thrombosis in your family, you may want to have a genetic test for rheumatoid arthritis to further reduce your chances of deep vein thrombosis. If a genetic predisposition is proven at this time, prevention and proper lifestyle are especially important, however, if you have already undergone thrombosis, anticoagulant treatment is absolutely necessary!



Anticoagulant therapy for rheumatoid arthritis is different

“If someone is already taking anticoagulant cumarin for thrombosis, its so-called arthritis treatment is called. non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs / analgesics either cannot be taken or with the utmost caution because they have very serious and dangerous bleeding drug interactions. A patient who first had arthritis and then developed thrombosis has the same problem with the anticoagulant therapy, the dose is different. So this situation definitely requires the help of professionals! I believe that for each newly introduced anticoagulant treatment, the most important warnings are with anti-inflammatory / analgesic / alcohol to describe the interactions in order to avoid severe bleeding, ”adds prof. György Blaskó

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