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Doctor insights on: What Are The Dangers Of Anticoagulation Therapy

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What are the risks of taking anticoagulants?

What are the risks of taking anticoagulants?

Mainly Bleeding: Anticoagulants, also know as blood thinners, can cause bleeding. A cut can bleed more than usual, a bruise can lead to swelling (hematoma) as blood collects under the skin, gums or the nose can bleed, etc. Rarely, you may have an allergic reaction and a very rare problem with coumadin (warfarin) is "skin necrosis" where the med actually triggers excess clotting and injury to skin and other tissue. ...Read more

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What are the dangers and contraindications of massage therapy?

What are the dangers and contraindications of massage therapy?

No dangers: Massage therapy is a wonderful healing method on its own or combined with others for multiple conditions- physical and mental. Contraindications for it would be abscesses (puss collections), significant breaks on the skin, infections, fevers etc. A massage therapist would know them. The danger would come if you are in the hands of some one incompetent. ...Read more

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What are the problems of radiation therapy?

What are the problems of radiation therapy?

Your question is: Impossibly broad. Radiation effects normal tissue function passaged by entry and exit beams, but these vary with the disease treated, region of the body, dose/treatment, total dose, area/volume treated. If the organ is not in the treatment field, it will not be affected. ...Read more

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What are the disadvantages of music therapy?

What are the disadvantages of music therapy?

None: There are no side effects or disadvantages to music therapy. For some people who have trouble talking about their issues music, dance or art therapies are very helpful means of learning to express your feelings. My version of therapy is called act now psychotherapy which is active, creative and time sensitive. I use the arts in my work as well even though most of my work is verbal talk therapy. ...Read more

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What are the benefits of electroconvulsive therapy?

What are the benefits of electroconvulsive therapy?

Symptom relief: Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) has improved significantly since its initial development in 1938. It is considered safe and effective, according the the national institute of mental health. The procedure is not painful and patients do not feel any discomfort. The benefits: likely remission of severe depression or other symptoms, and reduced relapse with follow-up treatments. ...Read more

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What are the effects of photodynamic therapy?

What are the effects of photodynamic therapy?

Photodynamic Therapy: It uses non-toxic light-sensitive compounds that when exposed to light, they become toxic & destroy diseased cells such as cancer cells. ...Read more

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What are the benefits of musical therapy?

What are the benefits of musical therapy?

Lessen pain/anxiety: An interesting area of research has been able to confirm the benefits of rx like music / relaxation / visualization.Complex interactions of the brain & stress modulators show a decline of inflamation, pain, anxiety when these modalities are used. Many cancer centers, pain treatment programs incorporate music into their treatment environment for that reason. ...Read more

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What are the complications of Biofeedback?

What are the complications of Biofeedback?

NONE: if done by an experienced provider there will only be benefit at best. No harmful effect ...Read more

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What are the risks of quitting coumadin (warfarin)?

What are the risks of quitting coumadin (warfarin)?

Coumadin (warfarin) : We don't use this drug without serious reason for it. Stopping it can risk the patients life if stopping is inappropriate. Should discuss with the treating doctor to understand the situation. ...Read more

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What are the dangers of therapeutic ultrasound massagers?

What are the dangers of therapeutic ultrasound massagers?

Risk ultrasound mass: Fda instructions say ultrasound waves should not come in contact with any vital organ of your body, followind organs heart, kidneys, liver, lungs, stomach, spleen, bowels, eyes, ears, ovaries, testicles, brain and spinal cord. Also there are other limitations it is safe&effective, but can cause pain due to cavitation/due to heating of the gas contained in tissue cell nuclei. ...Read more

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What are the benefits of radiotherapy?

What are the benefits of radiotherapy?

Radiotherapy: It does decrease chances of local recurrence. Some times use for relieving pain. ...Read more

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What are the dangers of massage if circulatory disorders?

What are the dangers of massage if circulatory disorders?

No danger if appropr: For circulatory disorders it is a very good healing method. Massage therapy is a form of physical therapy and the same rule applies here- patient should have comfortable, pleasant, feeling. ...Read more

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What are the benefits of aqua therapy?

What are the benefits of aqua therapy?

See below: Aqua therapy provides patients a way to work on motion and some strength but to avoid weighbearing or the pounding associated with running or walking it provides a way to perform exercises using the buoyancy of the water to protect certain injured areas. ...Read more

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What are the risks of taking ketamine?

What are the risks of taking ketamine?

Unconsciousness and: death, as worse case scenario - as with any drugs designed to induce general anesthesia state, if attempted as recreational drug or administered by people not qualified to use it. One of the mechanisms - spasm of vocal cords (laryngospasm) that leads to lack of oxygen. It can raise the intracranial pressure, cause hallucinations. It is a safe drug though when used by experts for the right reasons ...Read more

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What are the benefits of testosterone treatments?

What are the benefits of testosterone treatments?

GREAT: If you are testosterone deficient you will see improved energy, stamina, increased muscle mass, weight reduction. Improved performance and stamina in the bedroom. One risk to watch for is it can make prostate cancer go wild so make sure you get your psa and digital rectal exam to insure this is not present. ...Read more

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What is warfarin, the anticoagulation therapy drug?

What is warfarin, the anticoagulation therapy drug?

Blood thinner: Bloid thinner that inhibits clotting by interfering with vitamin k. ...Read more