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What sort of problem is antiphospholipid syndrome?

What sort of problem is antiphospholipid syndrome?

Autoimmune: Autoimmune means your body produces antibodies - cells that attack your own body. In antiphosopholipid syndrome the antibody which is made provokes blood clots (thrombosis) in both arteries and veins as well as pregnancy-related complications such as miscarriage, stillbirth, preterm delivery, or severe preeclampsia. ...Read more

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Antiphospholipid Syndrome (Definition)

Components in one's blood that can increase the risk of blood clots especially in the smallest ...Read more


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My mother has developed antiphospholipid syndrome. What is it exactly?

My mother has developed antiphospholipid syndrome. What is it exactly?

Autoimmune problem: With apa-s, the immune system produces antibodies against normal proteins in the body. Most importantly, blood clots can form in the legs and lungs, and there is a higher risk of strokes. As a gynecologist, I have concerns regarding a higher risk of miscarriages and stillbirths. Treatment centers on preventing a clot or treating one if it already exists. ...Read more

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Also, is there any other interesting information you have on antiphospholipid syndrome prengnacy disorder?

Pregnancy Morbidity: Antiphospholipid syndrome can cause significant problems with pregnancy:one or more late-term (>10 wks' gest) spontaneous abortions;one or more premature births of a physically healthy newborn at or before 34 weeks’ gestation because of severe hypertension (eclampsia);
three or more unexplained, successive, spontaneous abortions before 10 weeks’ gestation. ...Read more

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Are natural remedies for antiphospholipid syndrome safe?

Safe but don't work: Safe but not effective can be dangerous. Antiphospholipid syndrome is rare but can cause serious problems including blood clots in the legs or lungs which may be fatal, or pregnancy complications, such as multiple early miscarriages, late miscarriage, or severe pre-eclampsia. See a hematologist if you're not trying to conceive, reproductive endocrinologist (rei) if trying, high risk OB if pregnant. ...Read more

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How dangerous to become pregnant while on wafarin? How effective condoms? I am recently married. My wife has antiphospholipid syndrome for which she takes wafarin daily. She is 46 years old and a bit overweight. How dangerous would it be for her to becom

How dangerous to become pregnant while on wafarin? How effective condoms? I am recently married. My wife has antiphospholipid syndrome for which she takes wafarin daily. She is 46 years old and a bit overweight. How dangerous would it be for her to becom

Hello,: Hello, the effectiveness for condoms when used consistently and correctly is about 98%. However, often they are not used consistently or correctly. Warfarin is contraindicated in pregnancy. However, by age 46, a woman's chance of becoming pregnant is exceeding low. It would be quite rare for a woman to still have viable eggs by that age. Congratulations! ...Read more

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What would cause my therepeutic Coumadin dosage increase to reach my target inr? I have antiphospholipid syndrome, (diagnosed in 2002 after my eighth blood clot) my pcp used to check my pro. Time to see if I was threpeutic. I started going to a Coumadin c

What would cause my therepeutic Coumadin dosage increase to reach my target inr? I have antiphospholipid syndrome, (diagnosed in 2002 after my eighth blood clot) my pcp used to check my pro. Time to see if I was threpeutic. I started going to a Coumadin c

Ussually: Ussually the inr is considered to be adecuate between 2, 5 and 3, so I am not clear why is 4 or 5, or may be I am missing something. There are many reasons for changes in the dosage of nmedications, that go from the medication it self (produccion, quality, efficacy, byoavalilability etc etc etc) to issues with the patient, again metabolism, interaction with food, medications and behavior of the medication within the body. The important issue is to keep the inr in the propper range. ...Read more

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I have antiphospholipid syndrome (aps), with anticardiolipin antibodies igg/gpl extremely high. Others are normal. What problems arise with a high igl?

Antiphospholipid syn: Antiphospholipid syndrome (aps) is a disorder that manifests clinically as recurrent venous or arterial thrombosis and/or fetal loss. Some patients with aps have no evidence of any definable associated disease, while, in other patients, aps occurs in association with sle or another rheumatic or autoimmune disorder. Traditionally, these have been referred to as primary or secondary aps, respectivel. ...Read more

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What are the main symptoms of antiphospholipid syndrome that people have?

There are a few...: The criteria for the diagnosis of aps is based upon both clinical findings (what happens to you) and laboratory findings (results of blood tests). Some of the clinical findngs are a history of blood clots; fetal death over 10 weeks; delivery under 34 weeks due to preeclampsia; 3 or more recurrent miscarriages. Since aps can adversely affect a pregnancy, you need to discuss with your physician. ...Read more

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Is there an aftermath of antiphospholipid syndrome?

Pregnancy outcome: Individuals with antiphospholipid syndrome may be at an increased risk of first trimester recurrent pregnancy loss. Treatments are available though to improve outcome. Make sure your OB or your fertility specialist knows so he/she can address appropriately. ...Read more

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When is the antiphospholipid syndrome treated with chemotherapy?

When is the antiphospholipid syndrome treated with chemotherapy?

Failure of other Tx: Apls (antiphospholipid antibody syndrome) if necessary can be treated first with steroids like prednisone. Sometimes just being on a blood thinner is enough to avoid blood clots that it can cause or miscarriages. Other treatments like Rituxan (rituximab) (antibody) have been used especially if low platelet counts are seen. If these initial tx fail, doctors may resort to chemo drugs like cyclophosphamide. ...Read more

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Antiphospholipid syndrome patients only between the ages of 18 - 30?

Common young/mid-age: Aps is commonly seen in the young and middle age group but can be seen in the pediatric and elderly population also. Since aps may be a part of sle (lupus), a sizable number of aps patients are young in common with the sle population. There is a female preponderance also. ...Read more

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What is the recommended INR level for someone diagnosed with Antiphospholipid Syndrome?

See details: The range should be 2-2.5 but in severe cases a level of 2.5-3 may be warranted. ...Read more

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Also, is there any other interesting information you have on antiphospholipid syndrome prengnacy disorder?

Pregnancy Morbidity: Antiphospholipid syndrome can cause significant problems with pregnancy:one or more late-term (>10 wks' gest) spontaneous abortions;one or more premature births of a physically healthy newborn at or before 34 weeks’ gestation because of severe hypertension (eclampsia);
three or more unexplained, successive, spontaneous abortions before 10 weeks’ gestation. ...Read more

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If I have antiphospholipid syndrome, can I donate blood?

If I have antiphospholipid syndrome, can I donate blood?

No, maybe for self: Aps is an autoimmune disease and antibodies are present in blood. Experiments of injecting serum (blood product) from aps patients to mice caused different changes in hyperactivity compared to normal serum or placebo. Aps may not be infectious but transient systemic effects can occur because of the presence of different anti phospholipid antibodies in the blood donation. Autologous donation is ok! ...Read more

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Would someone with antiphospholipid syndrome have an increase of factor 8?

Would someone with antiphospholipid syndrome have an increase of factor 8?

Usually NOT: The mechanism of increased clotting in antiphospholipid syndrome (aps) is complex involving many levels of the clotting cascade. Although a paradoxical prolongation of the prothrombin or thromboplastin time is seen in the lab test (blood looks thinner), what happens inside the body could be the opposite - an increased risk of clotting that has nothing to do with levels of factor 8. ...Read more

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What is antiphospholipid syndrome?

Blood clots: Antiphospholipid Syndrome (APS) can exist on its own or in association with another autoimmune condition such as lupus. It is caused by antibodies that increase the risk of blood clots. These antibodies also interfere with routine laboratory tests of blood clotting by binding to phospholipids, hence the name. The symptoms of APS can include blood clots, Raynaud's and pregnancy loss. ...Read more

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What leads to antiphospholipid syndrome?

It can be genetic: One can inherit this syndrome, or it may arise without any apparent history or cause. It is associated with multiple medical problems, including recurrent pregnancy loss. ...Read more

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Can you explain antiphospholipid syndrome?

Can you explain antiphospholipid syndrome?

Short description: It involves arterial or venous clotting or specific pregnancy complications, with laboratory evidence of anti-phospholipid antibodies. Autoantibodies, meaning produced and directed against one's self, are to plasma proteins (many:) altering normal clotting leading to thrombus (clot) and/or pregancy complications like fetal death, recurrent early pregnancy loss, eclampsia, and others. ...Read more

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What can trigger antiphospholipid syndrome?

What can trigger antiphospholipid syndrome?

Lupus, stress.: Systemic lupus erythematosus, chronic/acute severe stress and genetic predisposition all conspire to lead to antiphospholipid antibody syndrome. This is a very rare but devastating disorder that can have horrible perinatal outcomes with each pregnancy. Considered an autoimmune disorder, apls may have its etiological underpinnings in maternal-fetal cell trafficking, as most autoimmune conditions. ...Read more

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Can antiphospholipid syndrome (aps) be cured?

APL syndrome: Can be controlled and any complications from apl be treated. Spontaneous remission s possible over time. Needs careful vigilance and follow up by rheumatologist. ...Read more

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Can aps (antiphospholipid syndrome) cause ed?

Yes: The following published research article reported that 50% of the patients with aps had erectile dysfunction. http://lup. Sagepub. Com/content/21/3/319.abstract. ...Read more

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What sort of problem is antiphospholipid syndrome?

Autoimmune: Autoimmune means your body produces antibodies - cells that attack your own body. In antiphosopholipid syndrome the antibody which is made provokes blood clots (thrombosis) in both arteries and veins as well as pregnancy-related complications such as miscarriage, stillbirth, preterm delivery, or severe preeclampsia. ...Read more