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Can antiphospholipid syndrome (aps) be cured?

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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Dr. Victor Beshay
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Antiphospholipid Syndrome (Definition)

Antiphospholipid antibodies are components in one's blood that can increase the risk of blood clots especially in the smallest blood vessels called capillaries. These individuals are prone to deep venous thrombosis in the leg and potentially pulmonary ...Read more


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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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What can I expect from "antiphospholipid syndrome"?

Complex problems: The manifestations of aps range from having no symptoms at all to catastrophic, disastrous clotting affecting multiple organs leading to death within days. Many will present with blood clots, some with skin changes, others with low platelets or women will have repeated spontaneous miscarriages. Another autoimmune disorder may also be diagnosed such as lupus erythematosus. See:http://www.Apsfa.Org/. ...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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Is there treatment for antiphospholipid syndrome?

Is there treatment for antiphospholipid syndrome?

Anticoagulation.: If you get bad blood clots from antiphospholipid syndrome, treatment with Coumadin (warfarin) or another anticoagulant might be recommended. ...Read more

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What is the treatment of antiphospholipid syndrome?

Depends: Aspirin or anticoagulants may be required. If severe, steroids, suppressive medications or intravenous gamma globulin may be required. ...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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Could poor memory be caused by antiphospholipid syndrome ?

Could poor memory be caused by antiphospholipid syndrome ?

No: Apa, along with lupus anti-coagulant antibody, are two antibodies that attack the areas in the cell wall of growing tissue, especially the fast-growing placental tissue of an early pregnancy. It is estimated that 1-5% of the american population has apa syndrome. The most worrisome effects are miscarriage and blood clot disorders. ...Read more

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Do infectious diseases trigger antiphospholipid syndrome ?

In theory: In theory if you have preexisting antiphospholipid antibodies, a major infection such sepsis can trigger these antibodies to cause clotting events. ...Read more

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What are the effects of antiphospholipid syndrome on pregnancy?

Increased risk: Anti-phospholipid antibody syndrome can cause growth restriction, early onset high blood pressure of pregnancy (pre-eclampsia) and blood clots. Your doctor will likely prescribe blood thinners during your pregnancy and follow the babies growth with serial ultrasounds. ...Read more

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Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
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Toxemia (Definition)

Toxemia, is an old term for pre-eclampsia, is a condition consisting of high blood pressure and protein in the urine that can occur during the second half of pregnancy. If untreated this can lead to a life-threatening ...Read more