Blood coagulation studies were conducted to determine the possible anti-/prothrombotic effect of an organic cannabis extract and the three major cannabinoids, THC, CBD and CBN. The in vitro effect of the cannabis extract on thrombin activity produced an IC50 value of 9.89 mg/ml, compared to THC at 1.79 mg/ml. It was also found that the extract, THC and CBN showed considerable inhibition of thrombin-induced clot formation in vitro with IC50 values of 600, 87 and 83 microg/ml for the extract, THC and CBN respectively. In an in vivo model used to determine clotting times of lean and obese rats treated with a cannabis extract, 50% clotting times were found to be 1.5 and 2 fold greater than their respective control groups, supporting the results obtained in the in vitro model. The study thus shows that Cannabis sativa and the cannabinoids, THC and CBN, display anticoagulant activity and may be useful in the treatment of diseases such as type 2 diabetes in which a hypercoagulable state exists.
Reduce sitting for prolonged periods of time. For example, sitting at your desk at the office, or traveling in a car or plane. Take breaks every 2 to 3 hours by getting up and walking around. Stretch your leg muscles while in a seated position. Raise and lower your heels and toes alternately. Refrain from crossing your legs.
Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is in essence, a blood clot that forms in a deep vein in the human body, and blocks the flow of blood. What is a deep vein? It is different than an artery. These veins are located deep inside the body (as opposed to near the body surface.) When DVT occurs, it is likely to be located in the leg or pelvic area. The clot can be any size… small or large. It may cause a partial… or complete… block in blood flow. Sometimes there are symptoms such as pain, redness, or swelling. Other times, there are no symptoms.
There are also prescription medications that treat DVT. Anticoagulants or blood thinners are used to help prevent the clot from becoming bigger. The blood thinners work with your body to reduce the size of the clot over time.
How does DVT happen?
√ Injury to a deep vein
√ Family history of blood clots
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reveals that each year, as many as 900,000 Americans are affected with deep vein thrombosis (DVT). In some cases, deep vein thrombosis can progress to a pulmonary embolism (PE). Additionally, it is estimated that 60,000 – 100,000 people in the United States die from DVT / PE. Up to 30% die within the first month of diagnosis. Up to 50% of those people who have had DVT will likely experience long-standing effects such as pain, swelling, or changes in the color of the skin in the affected area.
CBD Oil Only Alleviates the Symptoms
Give your feet a break at the end of the day by elevating them above the heart for 20 minutes. Enjoy an exercise routine to help you maintain a healthy weight. Ask your doctor about a healthy weight program that is right for you. Fewer pounds will reduce the stress on your legs and promote healthy circulation.
The good news is that with certain changes in lifestyle, deep vein thrombosis (DVT) can be prevented. Being active and exercising promotes healthy blood circulation and significantly curbs the onset of DVT.