Covishield vaccine responsible for TTS; Know how you can prevent yourself from blood clotting, cardiac arrest


    British pharma giant AstraZeneca has admitted that its Covid vaccine can cause a rare side effect. Covishield can cause, in rare cases, a condition that leads blood clots and low platelet count. It can lead to cardiac arrest and even brain stroke. It can cause a very rare syndrome named as Thrombosis with thrombocytopenia syndrome (TTS).

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What is TTS?

    Thrombosis with thrombocytopenia syndrome (TTS) is a very rare syndrome that was seen in some people after getting the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine. It occurs when a person has blood clots together with a low platelet count. Thrombosis is the formation of a blood clot, which can reduce normal blood flow in an affected blood vessel.

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Stay active

    Regularly move around to keep your blood flowing. If you sit for long periods, get up and walk every few hours. This is especially important during long trips.

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Stay hydrated

    Drink plenty of fluids throughout the day to avoid dehydration, which can thicken your blood.

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Maintain a healthy weight

    Obesity is a risk factor for blood clots.

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Wear compression stockings

    These specially designed stockings can improve blood flow in your legs. Talk to your doctor if compression stockings might be right for you.

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Avoid smoking

    Smoking damages blood vessels and increases your risk of clots.

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Watch your sodium level

    Paying attention to your sodium level can be key in lowering your odds of a blood clot.

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Break up long periods of sitting

    If travel, a health condition, or the nature of your job require you to sit for long periods of time, its important to get up and move as often as you are able.

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