What happens when a blood clot obstructs a blood vessel?

Depends. It depends if the vessel is an artery or a vein, the size of the vessel, collateral circulation, co-existing illnesses etc. Blood clot in a vein can travel to lung and cause lung infarction. Clot in an artery may damage the tissue/organ supplied by that artery. Heart attack is one example of clot in an artery. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex.

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Docs can you explain what is a condition in which a blood clot obstructs a blood vessel?

Several. There are several types of blood clots. They can occur in arteries or in veins. Clots in arteries can occur from chronic narrowing or from an embolism (such as a clot coming from the heart). Clots in veins can either be in the superficial or deep veins. Superficial clots are called superficial phlebitis and deep are called dvt. Any clot should be evaluated by a vascular surgeon. Read more...

Hi doctors, was just wondering what is a condition in which a blood clot obstructs a blood vessel?

Several conditions. A blood clot that blocks a deep vein in your body is called a deep venous thrombosis and depending on where it occurs can put you at risk for a pulmonary embolus which is a blood clot that blocks a pulmonary artery. This can result in death a blood clot that blocks an artery in your brain causes a thrombotic stroke a blood clot that blocks an artery in the heart causes a heart attack. Read more...