This week’s Straight, No Chaser posts have focus on the dangers presents by blood clots. Flying long distances presents a specific risk for development of blood clots. 536 more words
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Let’s begin today’s Straight, No Chaser by being sure not to overstate the case. All things being equal, young healthy individuals and superbly conditioned athletes have diminished risks for diseases across the board. 424 more words
When I was a young, wide-eyed medical student, I learned that in a large number of cases, when people died from unexplained cases, the autopsies would often show the patient died from a pulmonary embolus. 517 more words
If you’re a sports fan, you’re likely aware of the death last week of a 52 year old former star of the NBA’s Portland Trailblazers, Jerome Kersey, followed two days after by the discovery of the same condition in a current star of the NBA’s Miami Heat, Chris Bosh. 451 more words
In February 2013 I was diagnosed with Cushing’s disease.
Over the previous 6 years, I have suffered from a variety of problems including Deep Vein Thrombosis and a Pulmonary Embolism, compressed fracture of the spine, torn achilles (right leg), ruptured achilles (left leg), several ulcers in my left leg and one in my right, hypertension, high cholesterol and atrial fibrillation. 703 more words
Things have been…… interesting. I’ll go in chronological order.
Remember my last post about the blood clot and going to the emergency room? Well I was told to go again on the next day because the Xarelto was causing GI bleeding and I was admitted for the week. 1,627 more words