(Reuters Health) - - Men may have an increased risk of blood clots after they start taking testosterone to treat sexual dysfunction, a recent study suggests.
The number of men seeking testosterone replacement therapy has soared in recent decades. New research looks at some of the potential harms.
Risk peaks in the first 6 months of hormone treatment, but overall odds are low, study finds
Men who use prescription testosterone may face an increased risk of blood clots in the first six months of using the hormone.
Thrombosis, the occlusion of vasculature by blood clots, is a precursor to debilitating conditions including stroke, pulmonary embolism, and heart attack. Blood thinners such as heparin or Coumadin are used to treat thrombosis, but necessitate ongoing blood tests for precise drug dosing. Show More Summary
Silent strokes are more common among seniors suffering from migraine headaches. Silent strokes are symptomless brain injuries that are caused by blood clot interrupting blood flow to the brain. Although previous research has identified...Show More Summary
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, every year 60,000-100,000 people die in the US alone from blood clots formed from conditions known as deep vein thrombosis or pulmonary embolisms, with 10 to 30 percent of them dying within the first month of diagnosis. Show More Summary
Sad to hear that former heavyweight contender Alex “The Destroyer” Stewart passed away suddenly last week from a blood clot in his lung. He was just 52. Stewart was a very exciting big puncher, scoring 40 KOs among his 43 … Continue reading ? The post Boxing Buzz appeared first on Boxing News.
A new study has found that stress and certain lifestyle habits are linked to heart rhythm disorders (atrial fibrillation). Atrial fibrillation is particularly harmful because it increases the risk of blood clotting, stroke, and heart...Show More Summary
Author(s): David Lindley The gel material that helps blood clot in a wound has anomalous material properties because of the interaction between the gel's fluid and its microscopic fiber network, according to experiments. [Physics 9, 134] Published Fri Nov 18, 2016
Atrial fibrillation patients who use the drug, warfarin, to prevent harmful blood clots from forming in their hearts to lower risk of stroke are at higher risk of developing dementia than patients who use warfarin for non-atrial fibrillation conditions, according to a new study from the Intermountain Medical Center Heart Institute.
(Duke University Medical Center) When patients suffer from atrial fibrillation, an irregular heartbeat, they are at considerably higher risk for blood clots and stroke. However, when hospitalized, half of these patients do not receive medications that could help prevent such complications, according to research being presented Nov. Show More Summary
(Intermountain Medical Center) Two differing blood clot prevention medications are just as safe and effective for patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention, a non-surgical procedure to open blood vessels narrowed by plaque buildup, according to a new study.
Two differing blood clot prevention medications are just as safe and effective for patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention, a non-surgical procedure to open blood vessels narrowed by plaque buildup, according to a new study.
Veteran North Carolina assistant coach Steve Robinson will not travel with the sixth-ranked Tar Heels for their first two road trips because of a blood clot in his leg
For most of us, a visit to the doctor for an injection is a harmless yet fear-filled and painful process. But for patients with hemophilia, a disorder where the body’s ability to make blood clots is impaired, injections could be life threatening. Show More Summary
Seniors who suffer from fainting may have a blood clot in the lungs. Italian researchers looked at 560 patients who were hospitalized for fainting. The researchers found that one in six patients had pulmonary embolism – blood clot in...Show More Summary
Hillary Clinton has had years of health issues, dating all the way back to 1998 when she suffered what she called a “potentially fatal” blood clot. Since becoming the first female presidential nominee for a major political party in July, the health of the 68-year-old wife to former U.S. Show More Summary
Deep vein thrombosis formation of a blood clot (thrombus) within a major blood vessel carrying blood back to the heart. DVTs often occur in the deep veins of the legs. Symptoms of the clot itself may not be apparent, although signs and symptoms of DVT from NHS website may include: Pain Swelling and tenderness in one … Continue reading "Symptoms of DVT"
Miami Heat president Pat Riley has made it clear that forward Chris Bosh would not be suiting up for the Heat again now or in the future due to his ongoing battle with blood clots and his career may be over because of it. While Bosh deals with trying to get his health back in order […]