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Will oxygen therapy help my grandma who is 65 and has blood clots in her legs?

Will oxygen therapy help my grandma who is 65 and has blood clots in her legs?

No.: Unless she has clots in the lungs causing hypoxemia ( low concentration of oxygen) she does not need oxygen ( which is toxic). ...Read more

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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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Stage 4 lung cancer no chemo tumor grew & cancer spread, clinical trial only now, on oxygen for sob, blood clots in legs, what is life expectancy?

Stage 4 lung cancer no chemo tumor grew & cancer spread, clinical trial only now, on oxygen for sob, blood clots in legs, what is life expectancy?

Hard to say/depends.: At this stage of lung cancer, the options are limited as is survival. If treatment is done , it's usually chemotherapy and radiation and/or surgery after adjuvant chemotherapy. There are certainly trials out there and i would recommend talking to your doctor before starting any, but the chance for success is likely limited, as the 5 year survival of stage IV is <5%, but it doesn't hurt to try. ...Read more

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I have a history of blood clots and had a subdural hematoma a year ago. Is hyperbaric oxygen therapy for a stem cell procedure for my back a bad idea?

Please read this : article on approved uses of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy vs. false claims of its efficacy. I'm not sure I understand what you've been told it will help, but it doesn't help " back problems" or a bleeding diathesis. It does, however, have potential side effects, some serious. See: www.fda.gov/ForConsumers/ConsumerUpdates/ucm364687.htm for the 13 approved uses for HBOT, false claims & side effects. ...Read more

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What causes blood clots in the legs and what are some treatment options?

What causes blood clots in the legs and what are some treatment options?

Go to WebMD: Your question is to broad for this forum. We only have 400 characters. Visit webmd. ...Read more

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For blood clots in your legs, how long do patients receive treatment/take medication for it?

For blood clots in your legs, how long do patients receive treatment/take medication for it?

It depends: It depends on many factors- i.e. How extensive the blood clots are; is this the first event? What is the cause- related to malignancy, post-trauma, related to paraplegia-whether the cause is on going? Whether you have significant hypercoagulable problems like protein c , s deficiency etc. There are many things that have to be calculated to figure out the length of therapy. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for blood clots in the legs?

What is the treatment for  blood clots in the legs?

Medical treatment: Nust be obtained immediately. Rest elevation and Heparin followed bt Coumadin (warfarin) in most cases. Get immediate medical attention. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for blood clots in the legs (dvt)?

What is the treatment for blood clots in the legs (dvt)?

Blood thinners: The mainstay of treatment is always blood thinners and there are many of these with more coming out all the time. Often the clot is left alone while the body dissolves it. Sometimes when the clot is very high up and extends above the top of the leg, the clot might be removed mechanically with a clot dissolver. Once that is done, a person still needs to be on blood thinners though. ...Read more

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How to get rid of my right leg up to my stomach blood clots and inflammation for 10 month, please introduce the latest technology, method or treatment?

No good options: An old blood clot is difficult to remove, unlike a fresh clot. By now it will have organized & stuck to the vessel so cannot be removed. However taking anti/inflammatory medication such as Aspirin and blood thinners & wearing compression stockings will help it slowly get better. ...Read more

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What is the preferred treatment for blood clots in the leg.?

What is the preferred treatment for blood clots in the leg.?

Blood thinners: Usually, three or more months of blood thinners, such as warfarin, heparin, or enoxaparin, are the treatment of choice. The exact medicine and duration of treatment depend on the clinical scenario. ...Read more

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Oxygen (Definition)

Oxygen is a gas that the cells in your body need to work properly. The air we breathe normally has 21% oxygen. A maximum of 100% oxygen can be given. Babies with heart or lung problems may need ...Read more


Oxygen Therapy (Definition)

Some people with damaged lungs or damaged hearts cannot extract enough oxygen from normal air, so they need extra oxygen delivered through a mask or nasal cannulas. This ...Read more