deep vein thrombosis

Prevent Blood Clots in Your Legs by Staying Mobile

They call it “economy class syndrome.” It occurs when blood clots form in the veins of your legs and other parts of your body as you fly for hours in the cramped seating of economy class. But, the lack of leg room isn’t necessarily the reason why you might develop … Read More

Blood Thinners: Consider Safety Along with Convenience

Whether you have atrial fibrillation (Afib) or a history of developing blood clots in your legs or lungs, you need to talk to your doctor about taking an oral anticoagulant medication. In a person with Afib, these blood thinners can prevent a blood clot from forming in the heart, traveling … Read More

Baker’s Cysts Can Cause Pain Behind the Knee

Most frequently occurring in women over 40, a Baker’s cyst is basically swelling in the form of a soft lump behind the knee. This area is called the popliteal space, which is the small indent in the back of your knee where the femur and the tibia meet. Sometimes called … Read More

Get Up and Move to Help Reduce Varicose Veins

Growing up in a medical family, I heard about many physical problems, but the one that always makes me grin when I think back is “varicose veins.”  At the time, I listened as my mother’s friend discussed her varicose veins. She even pointed out the bulging blue, gnarly veins at … Read More

Anemia Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment

Anemia is a common blood disorder caused by any number of factors, including iron deficiency, vitamin deficiency, pregnancy, infection, autoimmune disorders, genetics, chronic disease, chemotherapy, or congenital abnormalities. Depending on the type you’re diagnosed with, anemia causes the reduction in the amount or dysfunction of red blood cells in your … Read More

Is This the Best Diet Ever or Is hCG Dangerous?

With hCG diet centers popping up all over the country, hCG diet drops appearing everywhere, and some natural health practitioners and integrative physicians even offering the hCG diet to their patients, many people want to know more about this latest diet craze. What kind of evidence is there that the … Read More

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