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How not to die from a DVT

We very sadly recently lost a member, who died as a result of a deep vein thrombosis, or DVT. A DVT is a clot that forms in the leg, but then travels in the circulation and blocks off a narrower blood vessel somewhere else in the body. 488 more words


World Thrombosis Day: Knowledge empowers

The bond between a father and daughter is always a little special.  Like so many “daddy’s girls”, I have memories of shared experiences–like the day I got married.   605 more words


Blood clots and The Pill: my story

It all started after a night spent curled up on the couch in front of the TV. I turned it off, stood up, and immediately felt a sharp cramping sensation in my right leg, towards the top of the calf. 1,083 more words

Health And Fitness

A wheel chair,and a female doctor with dimples-what a good luck!

Men only go see a doctor if they have a
bleeding hole in their head. Mostly from being shot by silly carjackers,or having a beer bottle splitting their brains into two halves in a beer brawl. 1,876 more words

Personal Experiences

Bayer: Factor Xa inhibitor Xarelto approved in Japan

The Japanese Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare (MHLW) has approved in Japan Bayer’s oral Factor Xa inhibitor Xarelto (rivaroxaban) for the treatment and secondary prevention of pulmonary thromboembolism and deep vein thrombosis, Bayer HealthCare announced on Thursday.  254 more words


Clots lead to TROUBLE

Most strokes and heart attacks have something in common – CLOTS.

Normally blood whooshes right through veins and arteries with nothing blocking the way. 622 more words


Varicose veins

These are veins that live on the surface of the skin, under your legs which become twisted, swollen or lumpy. They are usually blue or purple looking but they do not cause any major health risk. 211 more words