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blood vessel disease

Heart & Blood Vessels
October 27, 2017

What exactly is Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)?

Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) is a blood clot in a “deep” vein. These are veins that travel deep in the body and are usually surrounded by muscle. DVT is a serious condition which can lead to pulmonary embolism. This happens when a blood clot in a deep vein breaks off and travels to the lungs – which can be life-threatening. Blood clots in superficial veins (which are close to the skin) don’t travel to the lungs, so there’s no risk of pulmonary embolism. Where Does DVT Happen? Deep Vein Thrombosis usually occurs in the legs and pelvis, but it can…
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Symptoms, Aches & Pains
October 14, 2017

The causes and treatment for constant bruising

Are you always rushing around and bumping into objects, or sometimes just plain clumsy? Coming up “black and blue” full of bruises can be painful and unsightly.  Some bruises are quite harmless, while others can suggest a more serious problem! Have a look. What is a bruise? An area of skin discolouration, that does not become pale when you press it. A common skin bruise due to physical injury. It happens when small blood vessels are damaged, causing blood to leak underneath the skin. Also known as a “contusion” A bruise is initially reddish in colour, then becomes blue-purple over…
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