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What Is The Best Treatment For Fat Embolism
Usually a blood clot that migrates from one area of the body to another. Most commonly a clot from a leg vein to the lung . It can also pertain to a clot, or atheromatous material that moves from one segment to another, such as cholesterol material in a carotid lesion moving into the ...Read more
Seeing the Dr.: You need to seen and followed by a doctor to possibly be placed on some sort of blood thinning medication, and have your LIPIDS followed regularly to assure you are at goal with your fat embolism risk factor. Depending on the values, you may need lipid lowering medication. If overweight, certainly diet and exercise would be part of your treatment too. Good luck. ...Read more
Possibly: If severe enough, fat embolism can be life threatening. Some degree of fat embolism usually occurs with most major orthopedic procedures. ...Read more
If true, serious: Fat embolism is usually due to trauma with disruption of long bones like the femur, exposure of the fat in the marrow to the blood space, & then causing hematologic havoc like diffuse clotting and then a very serious condition called disseminated intravascular coagulation that consumes the proteins needed to clot, so difficult to control bleeding results. This is a big deal, so urgent care needed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are the chances of survival in fat embolism. If it has occurred in brain and blood is entering lungs.
Why's blood in lungs: Forget about the fat embolism here for a moment. This person has a bigger problem which is "blood ENTERING the lungs." What's that all about? Not from the fat embolism. So if we're talking major trauma and the lungs have blood in them....then, all hands on deck to stop that disaster first. The fat embolism will have to wait. ...Read more
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