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Does Antiphospholipid Syndrome Cause Thrombophilia
Hypercoagulability is a condition where blood is more likely to clot within blood vessels as a result of inherited factors, cancer, hormones, trauma, surgery, pregnancy, and obesity. These clots can cause pain and swelling where they occur, or can migrate to other places, causing strokes, trouble ...Read more
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
I have enlarged periportal lymph nodes which have remained the same size for the past 6 months. I have antiphospholipid syndrome. Could that cause it?
APLAS and lymph node: Antiphospholipid antibody syndrome can cause strokes, heart attacks, miscarriages, deep venous thromboses, pulmonary emboli, livedo reticularis, chorea, and several other things but doesn't cause lymphadenopathy per se. It is much more likely that some underlying condition is causing both the lymph nodes and the abnormal antibodies. Please see a hematologist to sort out what could be going on. ...Read more
Why do antiphospholipid syndrome autoantibodies sometimes cause paresthesias/dysesthesias and psychiatric issues? (info found on pubmed)
Why does antiphospholipid syndrome cause shortness of breath, & why does eating leafy greens that contain vitamin K amplify the shortness of breath?
Antiphospholipid: Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is common in aps & pulmonary embolism, a common cause of shortness of breath (sob) is seen in 1/3 of aps patients w/ dvt. Pulmonary arterial thrombosis +/- thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension is common in aps & leads to sob. Classically treated with a vit-k antagonist anti-coagulant. Vit k can counter effect of this medication. ...Read more
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
What other autoimmune diseases, besides antiphospholipid syndrome, cause deep vein thrombosis & increased coagulation of blood?
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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