What Causes Blood Clots?

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2. Causes of Blood Clots

Clotting is a process. It starts when flowing blood reacts with certain substances either within skin tissue or inside the blood vessels. This reaction means that there is a problem with the skin or blood vessels. The insides of the arteries usually contain cholesterol plaques.

These plaques are intact. However, if they break off, the clotting process starts. Most cases of angina and brain strokes happen due to the breakdown of these plaques of cholesterol.

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