Driving hours on end to compete in a marathon and then driving back with little time in-between can be potentially fatal due to the fact that blood clots can form from the extreme change in mobility, according to ABC News. It appears that deep vein thrombosis (DVT) can be a particular risk for those who travel long distances to engage in a physical competition.
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Researchers from the Joslin Diabetes Center have discovered that diabetes and hyperglycemia may be associated with increases in bleeding during hemorrhagic stroke, in addition to worse clinical outcomes.
A new study has narrowed down the key contributing factors for the potentially dangerous blood clots in the legs known as venous thromboembolism (VTE). Reuters reports that researchers in Copenhagen followed nearly 19,000 individuals aged 20 and older for 20 years to assess their heart disease risk factors.
A recent study conducted at the University of Newcastle in Australia has found that omega-3 fatty acids are metabolized differently by men and women, according to NutraIngredients-USA.com. Thirty participants were given a dose of eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) or docosahexaenoic acid (DHA)-rich oil and, while both succeeded in helping with blood clotting, there seemed to be gender-related differences in how the supplements were received.
Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is a potentially dangerous condition that is caused by sitting too long, which promotes the growth of a blood clot in the legs that can move up to lungs, heart or brain weeks after its formation, according to CBC.
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The racing season is over for NASCAR driver Brian Vickers, who suffered from a type of blood clot known as deep vein thrombosis (DVT) last month.
A new study, published in the medical journal the Lancet, has found that non-hospitalized individuals suffering from an irritable bowel disease (IBD) flare-up are 16 times more likely to suffer a blood clot in a vein than the general population. Reuters reports that researchers in Great Britain examined the medical records of more than 13,700 adults with IBD and more than 71,600 people from the general population without the condition for the study.
A new study has found that men with prostate cancer have an increased risk of developing blood clots, especially if they’re undergoing hormone therapy.