Hyper-coagulation is the name for the excessive blood clotting experienced. When you get a cut, your body forms a thickened mass of blood tissue. Referred to as a blood clot, this mass stops the bleeding. Proteins in your blood help form the clot. This process is referred to as coagulation. Coagulation helps when you’re injured because it slows down the loss of blood.
Sometimes, your blood forms a clot when it shouldn’t. The clot forms while the blood is moving all over your body. This tendency of the blood to clot too much is referred to as hyper-coagulation and this can be a dangerous condition. Blood clots can form in vital organs or travel to them, including the heart and brain. This can cause serious health problems, sometimes death.