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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
Find out exactly what idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura is, how to treat it, and how aging influences the disorder.
About 5% of all Americans have Raynaud’s disease. Symptoms vary widely in individuals as some are only mildly affected while others are severely debilitated. This article describes the two types of Raynaud’s disease as well as the various symptoms that accompany both types and their treatments.
Wegener’s Granulomatosis (WG) is an inflammatory disease that affects about 1 in every 20,000-30,000 individuals. This article discusses the symptoms of WG, the methods for diagnosing and treating it, and current research that is being carried out toward finding a cure.