Here are 5 signs which can help you identify a blood clot

Blood clots occur when blood thickens, forming semi-solid clumps. Most of the time, clots are harmless and simply occur to stop the body from bleeding too much (like when you get a cut). However, when blood clots form in certain areas of your body - like your heart, lungs or legs - then they can cause serious issues

Here are 5 signs which can help you identify a blood clotWhile blood clots can help seal injuries and stop excessive bleeding, the clotting can be harmful if it takes place in the deep veins of the body. Often occurring in the legs, this condition is known as deep vein thrombosis (DVT). “When blood clots form in this deeper system, they can be painful and very […]

Having varicose veins can increase your risk of developing blood clots

A study has found that people with varicose veins were at a five times increased risk of developing a deep venous thrombosis (DVT), a clot in the legs which can lead to amputation or even death

Having varicose veins can increase your risk of developing blood clotsAdults with varicose veins, which are gnarled, enlarged veins, most commonly appearing in the legs and feet, may be at increased risk of suffering from blood clot that could lead to vascular diseases. The study found people with varicose veins were also twice as likely to develop a pulmonary embolism, a clot which travels into the […]

Childhood cancer survivors at a higher risk of developing heart disease

Researchers from Germany have investigated the long-term health of those who survived cancer during their childhood in comparison to the rest of the population. The study found the survivors, as adults, were at increased cardiovascular risk compared to the general population. Chemotherapy and radiation therapy, used to treat cancer in children, are known to affect heart cells and blood vessels

Childhood cancer survivors at a higher risk of developing heart diseaseAdult survivors of childhood cancer have a greater risk of heart disease and develop risk factors like high blood pressure and elevated cholesterol earlier in life compared to the general population, a German study suggests. Researchers studied 951 adults, ages 23 to 48, who had been diagnosed with cancer when they were less than 15 […]

Pune doctors treat woman with a rare case of having two uterus

Doctors at Sassoon hospital, Pune, claim they have received such a case for the first time. The patient is suffering from uterus didelphys with agenesis of cervix and vagina, which has an occurrence rate of around 0.1 per cent.  Doctors say that the patient has developed blood clots in her uterine cavity as she did not get menses and added that it, if not operated, it could be fatal for the patient

Pune doctors treat woman with a rare case of having two uterusManasi (name changed), a teenager born with two unconnected uterus and without a cervix and vagina. She is born with a birth defect called – uterus didelphys with agenesis of cervix and vagina, which has an occurrence rate of around 0.1 per cent. Doctors at Sassoon hospital, Pune, claim they have received such a case […]