This month, for Stroke Awareness Month , we’re focusing on the relationship between blood clots and embolic strokes, a condition that affects one American every 40 seconds.
Cardiologists, orthopedic surgeons, pulmonologists and many other physician groups know carrying extra weight puts a strain on your heart, muscles, bones and lungs. It also puts you at an increased risk for diabetes, infertility, arthritis and depression.
If your body could talk, what tale would it tell? Famous people throughout history have demonstrated astonishing physical symptoms and characteristics such as the story inside the body of Henry VIII.
Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) occurs when a blood clot forms in the deep veins in the pelvis, thigh or lower leg. Most DVT’s have no symptoms, but you may experience symptoms of pain or heaviness in the affected leg.
Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is a clot that forms deep in a vein, typically in your leg. If the DVT clot breaks free and travels through your bloodstream it creates a life-threatening blockage in your lungs known as a pulmonary embolism (PE). In the US someone dies from a PE every five minutes. Blood clots can happen to anyone, including a few notable celebrities whom you may recognize.