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Anti Embolism Stockings During Pregnancy
Why would you use anti-embolism stockings? My bedridden grandmother was given anti-embolism stockings. Why would she need these?
To reduce swelling: You stated bedridden, and your grandmother probably of age greater than 60? Bed ridden stasis in veins age surgery cancer coagulopathy( clotting) may all lead to blood clots in the limbs and clots travelling to the lungs(embolism) there are multiple parts of therapy/ prevention and stockings are a part of that list. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If you're pregnant or planning to get pregnant, there are many things you can do to give your baby a healthy start: Regular prenatal visits along with laboratory testing, ultrasounds, prenatal vitamins and immunizations (like the flu shot and whopping cough booster). Now's the time to eat healthy, stay hydrated, and ...Read more
Graduation: So anti embolism stocking were designed to work in bed at a uniform pressure for the whole leg. Usually a small pressure like 8- 12 mmhg . They are not designed for, as effective when worn upright. More formal compression stocking are for upright and moving around and they are usually higher pressures. ...Read more
Mostly myth: Unless a person has extremely severe peripheral arterial disease, there is no concern about having them wear anti-embolism stockings. They have so little pressure that they will not effect blood flow in anyone other than those with extraordinarily bad blood flow to their lower legs. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: Peripheral arterial disease does not increase the risk for embolic events, therefore anti-embolism stockings AKA TED hoses are not indicated for all patients with peripheral arterial disease. Only those at risk for venous thrombosis should wear them, particularly those that will require to be immobile and can not have preventive anticoagulation for clots. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
See below: Very rare and usually undiagnosed. Would only happen during delivery, only dangerous if a big bubble of air enters your bloodstream and lodges in the right ventricular outflow chamber, compromising circulation. If treated correctly, self-limited and no risk of recurrence. ...Read more
Usually a blood clot that migrates from one area of the body to another. Most commonly a clot from a leg vein to the lung . It can also pertain to a clot, or atheromatous material that moves from one segment to another, such as cholesterol material in a carotid lesion moving into the ...Read more
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