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How can I tell if you have a blood clot?

How can I tell if you have a blood clot?

If you are having : Swelling in just one of your legs, then get it checked out. If you have this swelling, and/or pain, redness, heat, then get it checked out immediately. Some people have blood clots in there legs and can be asymptomatic. If you suspect a blood clot, this can lead to something called an embolism, or travelling clot, that can be lodged in your lungs and can occasionally be fatal, so get checked out! ...Read more

Blood Clot (Definition)

A blood clot or thrombus is the final step of the coagulation cascade. It is a good thing when your body is trying to stop blood loss, however a blood clot can form in the veins after prolonged periods of immobility. This type of like ...Read more

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Can blood tests tell if you have a blood clot?

Can blood tests tell if you have a blood clot?

D-dimer: Depending on the cutoff level, this point-of-care test can help rule out a dangerous blood clot such as one in the leg or lung. ...Read more

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Managing Low Blood Sugar (Checklist)

Avoid skipping meals
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Eat protein-rich snacks every 2 hours
Daily
Keep fruit with you at all times if you feel hypoglycemic
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How can you tell if you have a blood clot in legs?

How can you tell if you have a blood clot in legs?

Pain and swelling: There is usually pain and swelling of the legs. This pain can be worse on trying to flex and extend your ankles. If you have shortness of breath and chest pain as well go to the er to rule out a blood clot in your lungs. Risk factors include obesity, recent long distance travel, long periods of inactivity and sometimes clotting disorders. You will need a doppler study of the leg to rule this out. ...Read more

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Managing Low Blood Sugar (Checklist)

Eat complex carbohydrates with protein
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Eat before you feel tired or nauseous
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Have glucose available if blood sugar is too low
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Can you tell me how to know if I have a blood clot?

Can you tell me how to know if I have a blood clot?

Imaging: The only way to determine if you have a blood clot is by performing an imaging study. Depending the are in which the clot is presumed to be your physician will recommend the appropriate study. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if i could wear a corset if I have a blood clot in my liver?

Can you tell me if i could wear a corset if I have a blood clot in my liver?

Whoa: A blood clot in the liver (Budd-Chiari) is extremely serious. The last thing you need to be doing is wearing a corset or otherwise abusing your body. ...Read more

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Managing Low Blood Sugar (Checklist)

Eat breakfast within 30 minutes of waking up
in the morning
Eat small high-protein meals / snacks of 125 cal
every 3 hours
Eat lunch on a regular schedule
daily
Eat an extra snack before exercise (100 cal)
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How can I tell if I have a blood clot in my leg after a plane trip?

How can I tell if I have a blood clot in my leg after a plane trip?

Ultrasound: If you are having pain or swelling in your leg, you should contact your primary physician to have an ultrasound, or duplex of the veins in your legs. If there is a dvt, it would then be treated with blood thinners. ...Read more

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