Causes and treatment
Usually a clot forms in one or both legs and some or all of the clot breaks off and travels to the lungs.
Many things can increase your risk of blood clots, including an injury, severe illness, cancer
, an inherited blood clotting tendency, smoking
, and prolonged immobility
are some. The best plan of action is to be treated with anticoagulants (usually coumadin
) for at least 6 months.