Circulatory Conditions

The circulatory system is responsible for the distribution of fluids throughout the body including blood. There are a number of diseases and conditions that can affect the circulatory system, blood veins and lymphatic system. Read more about the signs and symptoms of the disorders, diagnosis, treatment methods and more.

Circulatory Conditions: Blood Disease & Disorders, Lymphatic System Conditions & Other Circulatory System Disorders

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  • Sickle Cell: The African Connection
    Sickle cell anemia disease or trait is found predominantly in people whose ancestral ties are in the sub Saharan Africa; to the rate of 1 out of every 12 African Americans are afflicted. There was a benefit to having the disease.
  • Hematoma After Surgery
    A hematoma can develop after surgery for numerous reasons. While most hemotomas resolve without treatment, some can cause serious complications. If severe hematomas are left untreated, death of tissue and infection can occur.
  • Precautions to Take After Having a Pulmonary Embolism
    A pulmonary embolism, a condition that occurs when the artery that supplies the lung with blood becomes blocked, is a life-threatening condition that can cause death quickly if left untreated. Precautions after having pulmonary embolism include taking blood thinners and regularly moving the legs.
  • Treatment Options for Pulmonary Embolism
    Pulmonary embolism is a life threatening condition that is most often caused by a blood clot in the lung. Find out more about pulmonary embolism treatments.
  • Signs and Symptoms of DVT
    Deep vein thrombosis, a condition caused by blood clots forming in parts of the body such as the legs, often causes symptoms of DVT such as pain, swelling or redness in areas where blood clots form. DVT is often considered dangerous when patients develop pulmonary embolisms, or lung blood clots.
  • Treatment Options for DVT
    Treatment of DVT, or deep vein thrombosis, is a medical emergency requiring intervention to reduce clot formation and to prevent the clot from reaching your lungs. Read the following article to learn the effectiveness of available treatments.
  • Signs and Symptoms of Pulmonary Embolism
    Pulmonary embolism occurs when a clot blocks an artery in the lungs. Signs of pulmonary embolism include chest pain and shortness of breath. Treatment must be sought because the condition can be life-threatening.
  • Causes of Fluid Retention
    Ever have a problem taking off your ring or zipping up your pants? Many people do. Retaining water is a very common problem with many reasons. Learn what the causes of fluid retention are, including salt, hormones, and high blood pressure.
  • Factors Affecting Heart Transplant Patient Longevity
    Many medical issues must be considered before a heart transplant procedure. Once the surgery is complete, the heart transplant patient longevity can be impacted by several different factors. Patient's often need to make dramatic life changes to increase their longevity.
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