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Varicose Veins Tied to Higher Odds for Blood Clots

Posted 27 Feb 2018 by Drugs.com

TUESDAY, Feb. 27, 2018 – Those tangled blue varicose veins that can pop up on your legs as you age may be more than unsightly: New research suggests they might quintuple your risk of dangerous blood clots. Known as deep venous thrombosis (DVT), these clots in the legs can be life-threatening if they travel to the lungs or heart, Taiwanese researchers said. "Varicose veins are not merely a ...

Too Much TV Could Boost Your Odds for a Blood Clot

Posted 22 Feb 2018 by Drugs.com

THURSDAY, Feb. 22, 2018 – Hours spent binge-watching that hot new series might feel great, but it's doing no favors for your blood vessels, new research shows. The study found that people who spend too much time in front of the TV are at increased risk for blood clots in their veins – a condition called venous thromboembolism (VTE). These clots, which often occur in the legs, can dislodge and ...

Powerful Clot-Busting Drugs Not Useful After Leg Blockages: Study

Posted 7 Dec 2017 by Drugs.com

THURSDAY, Dec. 7, 2017 – In a challenge to current medical practice, new research suggests the use of powerful clot-busting drugs in people with dangerous leg clots may not be routinely warranted. Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) - the development of a clot in the lower legs - can prove deadly, since the clot can travel to the heart and lungs. DVTs are commonly referred to as "economy class syndrome," ...

Binge-Watchers, Beware: All That TV Time Poses Clot Risk

Posted 13 Nov 2017 by Drugs.com

SUNDAY, Nov. 12, 2017 – If you love to while away a weekend watching a season's worth of episodes from a favorite TV series, you may inadvertently put yourself at risk for developing a dangerous blood clot. When researchers compared people who reported watching TV more often to those who seldom or never watched TV, the risk of a venous thromboembolism (VTE) jumped by 70 percent. A VTE is a type ...

There May Be a Big Medical Upside to Being Short

Posted 6 Sep 2017 by Drugs.com

TUESDAY, Sept. 5, 2017 – There may be at least one advantage to being short: a lower risk for dangerous blood clots in the veins, a new study shows. These clots, called venous thromboembolisms, include blockages known as DVTs (deep vein thrombosis), which typically start in the legs and can travel to the lungs, raising a person's odds for stroke. Sometimes DVTs occur after long-haul flights, so ...

Taking a Holiday Trip? Protect Yourself From Blood Clots

Posted 16 Dec 2016 by Drugs.com

FRIDAY, Dec. 16, 2016 – Many Americans will travel afar to celebrate the holidays, potentially putting themselves at risk for deadly blood clots. Sitting for long periods in a car or airplane can limit blood circulation and cause a condition called deep vein thrombosis (DVT). In DVT, blood clots form in the deep veins of the lower legs and thighs. A clot can travel through the bloodstream and ...

C-Section Raises Risk of Blood Clots After Childbirth: Review

Posted 4 Oct 2016 by Drugs.com

TUESDAY, Oct. 4, 2016 – Women who have a cesarean section face an increased risk of potentially dangerous blood clots in the legs or lungs following childbirth, a new review confirms. Researchers who analyzed 60 international studies found that women who had a C-section were four times more likely to develop a blood clot than women who delivered vaginally. "Emergency" C-sections – which are ...

Is Binge-Watching Hazardous to Your Health?

Posted 26 Jul 2016 by Drugs.com

MONDAY, July 25, 2016 – Binge-watchers, beware: Too much time in front of the TV could boost your risk of death from a blood clot in the lung, researchers warn. A lung blood clot (pulmonary embolism) typically begins as a clot in the leg or pelvis that develops due to inactivity and reduced blood flow. The clot can break free and travel to a lung and lodge in a small blood vessel, posing a ...

Health Tip: Know Your Risk for Deep Vein Thrombosis

Posted 4 Aug 2015 by Drugs.com

-- A dangerous condition called deep vein thrombosis (DVT) occurs when a blood clot develops in a vein deep inside the body. The U.S. National Heart Lung and Blood Institute mentions these potential risk factors: Having had a previous DVT, or taking medication that thickens the blood or promotes clotting. Having had surgery, a broken bone or other injury that affects a deep vein. Having reduced ...

FDA Expands Use of Xarelto to Treat, Reduce Recurrence of Blood Clots

Posted 2 Nov 2012 by Drugs.com

November 2, 2012 – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today expanded the approved use of Xarelto (rivaroxaban) to include treating deep vein thrombosis (DVT) or pulmonary embolism (PE), and to reduce the risk of recurrent DVT and PE following initial treatment. Blood clots occur when blood thickens and clumps together. DVT is a blood clot that forms in a vein deep in the body. Most deep vein ...

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