13 09, 2016

Emotional Trauma and Risk of Blood Clots in Women

By | 2018-03-12T14:16:45+00:00 September 13th, 2016|DVT/PE|0 Comments

A recent study showed a dramatically increased risk of blood clots for women who have experienced a traumatic event and show symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) when compared with women who have not experienced trauma. Pregnancy, childbirth, the use of birth control pills, and menopausal hormone therapy all predispose women to blood clots. Most [...]

31 08, 2016

Taking Away Recess – How It Affects Kids’ Health

By | 2018-03-12T14:16:46+00:00 August 31st, 2016|DVT/PE, Lymphedema Products|0 Comments

As students everywhere head back to school, are we unintentionally sending them into an unsafe environment and risking their health? Bullies, mass shootings, and predators are the things of nightmares, but the problem I’m talking about sounds less scary than it is and affects far more children. Schools around our nation continue to cut recess [...]

13 07, 2016

When a Leg Cramp is Actually a Blood Clot

By | 2018-03-12T14:16:49+00:00 July 13th, 2016|DVT/PE|0 Comments

Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is often mistaken for something else. Since the beginning symptoms can vary and be relatively light, even your doctor might not immediately consider it. You think you’ve pulled a muscle at the gym, slept funny, or turned an ankle in the heat of competition without realizing it. Regardless of how you [...]

29 06, 2016

Saving Lives by Busting Myths about DVT/PE

By | 2018-03-12T14:16:51+00:00 June 29th, 2016|DVT/PE|0 Comments

The final episode of MythBusters aired this year, and many people will miss the lighthearted and entertaining TV show that made science fun. Today, I’d like to do some myth busting that can save lives. Let’s talk about deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (PE)—blood clots that form and then break off and travel [...]

22 06, 2016

How to Recognize and Treat Anemia

By | 2018-03-12T14:16:52+00:00 June 22nd, 2016|Anemia, DVT/PE|0 Comments

Getting cold feet isn’t just a saying; it can be a symptom of Anemia. Along with fatigue, weakness, pale skin, a fast heartbeat, headaches, dizziness, and feeling short of breath, cold hands and feet can be a symptom of anemia. There are three causes of anemia: Anemia is the result of not having enough healthy [...]

15 06, 2016

Blood Clots Happen at All Ages

By | 2018-03-12T14:16:53+00:00 June 15th, 2016|DVT/PE|0 Comments

If you’re a young, fit person, you might think that your need for a sequential compression device (SCD) like the Medshoola™ Compression Pump is years away. That’s what tennis player Serena Williams thought before she developed a pulmonary embolism (PE) that cost her almost a year of court time. Former NBA player Jerome Kersey wasn’t [...]

1 06, 2016

Cancer and DVT/PE – A Deadly Combo

By | 2018-03-12T14:16:56+00:00 June 1st, 2016|DVT/PE|0 Comments

Approximately 39.6% of men and women will be diagnosed with cancer at some point during their lifetime. That’s a staggering number. Even more concerning is that patients with cancer who also develop DVT/PE have a significantly higher chance of dying. One study determined that the probability of death within 183 days of admission is over [...]

25 05, 2016

When is Fatigue a Symptom of Something Serious?

By | 2018-03-12T14:16:57+00:00 May 25th, 2016|DVT/PE, PE|0 Comments

Classic symptoms of deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (PE) include sudden onset pain, swelling, shortness of breath, and even discolored skin in the area of the blood clot.  However, sometimes the symptoms are easy to pass off as something else. Fatigue is one of those times. Knowing when fatigue might mean a blood [...]