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Why Is It That Women Are More Likely To Get Blood Clots On An Airplane Then Men
The real issue: As dr. Mahajan said, hormones can increase risk but the real issue on a long flight is movement. If you are on a long flight and don't move, you have an increased risk of getting a blood clot, whether you are male or female. Wearing graduated compression stockings (not teds) can help but the most important thing you can do on a long flight to decrease you chance of getting a clot is to move. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is the maximum flight duration can a pregnant woman in 33 weeks travel in airplane to avoid blood clots ?
Can be deadly: The size of the clot dictates how dangerous it is. Very very tiny emboli may not have much clinical consequence, unless it happens frequently. A large embolus that blocks large amounts of flow to the lung can cause symptoms including shortness of breath and even cardiac arrest. Unexpected shortness of breath should always be considered an emergency and evaluated by a doctor right away! ...Read more
If you have venous insufficiency does that mean you are more likely to get blood clots ? Like a DVT ?
Yes: venous insufficiency means the blood does not keep moving in your veins towards the heart (veins have valves that prevent the blood from going backward). Clotting inside our blood vessels happens under 3 circumstances: 1) slow blood movement or velocity 2) abnormal blood composition like abnormal cell, toxins etc 3) roughened inner surface (called: intima) of the blood vessel like in people with a ...Read more
See below: It is estimated that 30 to 50% of lupus patients will have antiphospholipid antibodies---these manifest in variety ways such as migraines, miscarriages, strokes, and clots. Your odds are significantly highly for clots to occur if you smoke, physically inactive such as after surgery, or have glomerulonephritis. However; clots can occur randomly as well. ...Read more
I went in for birthcontrol and my doctor put me on Yaz. I'm very worried about blood clots, is it likely I'll get them? How can I prevent them?
Estrogen: Estrogen increases the risk of blood clots but, unless u have an underlying medical problem that predisposes u to clots, your baseline risk at 18 is extremely small and even doubling it the risk remains very small.To decrease the risk even more avoid tobacco use, stay well hydrated, and move around ( being sedentary increases the risk).Pregnancy is an increased estrogen state and increases risk 2 ...Read more
I have polycythemia vera. Is it ok for me to wear extremely tight jeans or am i more likely going to get DVT or blood clots?
I am a 29 yr old female with hemorrhagic cysts, with small blood clots around themovarian cancer. What can I do to get better?
I have a blood clot in my left thigh from a long airplane flight and was prescribed 4 mg. of warfarin today. Can I start walking 4 miles a day?
Soon: After the symptoms and swelling have subsided, studies have shown that walking is a good thing and does not increase the risk of the clot traveling to your lung. It also seemed to help patients recover sooner. I would not start at four miles a day, but gradually work up to that level. ...Read more
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