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Blood clot

The ABCs of Blood Clot Medical Terminology: Simplified Guide

Blood clots are a common medical condition that can occur in anyone at any age. They are formed when blood thickens and clumps together, blocking ...
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Factor V Leiden

Know Your Risk: Why You Should Get Tested for Factor V Leiden

Have you ever heard of Factor V Leiden? If not, you’re not alone. This genetic disorder affects about 5% of the population, but many people ...
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Hematologist

A Hematologist Is A Blood Clot Doctor

Who’s the right expert to guide you through blood clot treatment? A hematologist, of course. If you’ve recently been diagnosed with a blood clot, you ...
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Leg Cramp

Is it a Leg Cramp or Something More Serious? How to Identify Blood Clot Symptoms

Leg cramps are a common occurrence for many people, especially after a long day of physical activity. However, what may seem like a simple muscle ...
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turmeric

The Connection Between Turmeric and Fighting Off Blood Clots

Turmeric has been used for centuries in traditional medicine for its powerful anti-inflammatory properties. But did you know that this bright orange spice may also ...
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vitamins

Risky Business: Vitamins that Can Increase Your Blood Clot Risk

Vitamins are essential for maintaining good health and preventing various diseases. However, while they are usually associated with positive health benefits, there are certain vitamins ...
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6 Sneaky Foods That Increase Your Risk of Blood Clots

Foods play a vital role in our overall health, providing us with the necessary nutrients and energy to keep our bodies functioning properly. However, not ...
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food

The Surprising Foods that can Lower Your Risk of Blood Clots

When it comes to maintaining our overall health, one of the most important things we can do is pay attention to our diet. While many ...
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DVT

DVT Post-Surgery: Warning Signs and Symptoms You Can’t Afford to Ignore

Surgery is a common and necessary procedure for many individuals. While it can improve overall health and well-being, there are also risks and complications that ...
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airplane

High flyers beware: Preventing blood clots while taking flight

As the holiday season approaches and many people prepare to travel by plane, it’s important to address a potential health risk that comes with flying: ...
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Ibuprofen

Are you taking the wrong medication for blood clots? The surprising truth about ibuprofen

When it comes to treating blood clots, it’s crucial to follow your doctor’s advice and take the prescribed medication. But what if you’re also taking ...
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broken ankle

When to Call Your Doctor After Broken Ankle Surgery: Signs of a Blood Clot

If you or a loved one has recently had broken ankle surgery, it is important to be aware of potential complications that can arise. One ...
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