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What is the treatment for Thrombophilia?

The treatment for thrombophilia depends on the type of thrombophilia and the risk of forming blood clots. The objective of the treatment is to alleviate symptoms and prevent further blood clots from developing. There are two possible types of medications for treating thrombophilia: anticoagulants and antiplatelets. Anticoagulants help to stop blood clots from forming by [...]

What is the treatment for Thrombophilia?2017-04-06T20:03:53+00:00

Who should be considered for Thrombophilia diagnosis and how is it done?

People with inherited or acquired thrombophilia are normally asymptomatic until blood clots forms. Therefore, if there is any family history, personal medical history, or pregnancy problems suggestive of thrombophilia, these people should be considered for diagnosis of thrombophilia. Family history Thrombosis Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) Pulmonary Embolism (PE) Inherited thrombophilia Personal medical history Thrombosis at [...]

Who should be considered for Thrombophilia diagnosis and how is it done?2017-04-06T20:05:36+00:00

How to decrease the risk of deep vein Thrombosis for people with Thrombophilia?

People with thrombophilia have a higher tendency to form blood clots, hence they should adapt a healthy lifestyle by eating a balanced diet and regular exercise. Certain lifestyles and situations should be avoided in order to decrease the chance of developing a blood clot. Avoid being immobilized (such as long airplane flights or car rides) [...]

How to decrease the risk of deep vein Thrombosis for people with Thrombophilia?2017-04-06T20:05:10+00:00

What are the risk factors for deep vein Thrombosis?

There are numerous risk factors that can contribute to the chance of developing deep vein thrombosis (DVT). Some risk factors are inherited and cannot be modified, but some risk factors can be decreased through diet and lifestyle changes. Inherited blood clotting disorder Different types of inherited thrombophilia can be passed on to the next generation. [...]

What are the risk factors for deep vein Thrombosis?2017-04-06T20:04:41+00:00

What are the signs and symptoms of Thrombophilia?

People with thrombophilia are usually asymptomatic unless a blood clot forms. Blood clots slow down or block the flow of blood and oxygen to the heart and other body tissues, and they can be life threatening if left untreated. The signs and symptoms of the blood clot can vary depending on the location of the [...]

What are the signs and symptoms of Thrombophilia?2017-04-06T20:04:16+00:00

What are the causes of Thrombophilia?

When there is bleeding or an injury to a blood vessel, the blood clotting process occurs naturally. Blood clots are formed to stop excess blood from leaking, and once the injury is healed, the blood clot will dissolve. However, people with thrombophilia have an altered blood-clotting cascade, leading to an increase in blood hypercoagulability and [...]

What are the causes of Thrombophilia?2017-04-06T20:02:09+00:00

What is Thrombophilia?

Thrombophilia refers to a group of conditions where there is a higher tendency for blood to form abnormal clots, leading to an increased risk of developing thrombosis. Common problems caused by these blood clots are deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism. There are two general types of thrombophilia: Inherited thrombophilia and acquired thrombophilia. Both [...]

What is Thrombophilia?2017-04-06T20:02:09+00:00

What is Thrombosis?

Thrombosis is the obstruction of blood flow in the circulatory system due to a blood clot forming inside the blood vessels. This occurs either in arteries or veins. The blood clots slow down or block the flow of blood and oxygen to the heart and body tissues, leading to pain, tissue damage (infarcts) or possibly [...]

What is Thrombosis?2017-04-06T20:02:10+00:00