Two weeks ago I was a pretty normal, energetic 32 year old. I thought I was doing most of what I should be to keep healthy by eating the right foods and keeping fit by exercising most days of the week.
I definitely didn't think then, that today I'd be starting my recovery after spending four days in hospital and discovering blood clots in my lung. And I certainly didn't think I'd be sleeping 1... ››› more
According to a new study conducted by researchers at the University of Nottingham in the UK, newer forms of the birth control pill - brand such as Yaz, Yasmin and Desogen - are more likely to cause blood clots than older versions.
Although the odds of a clot remain low for any woman who uses these pills, researchers stress that it's important you're aware of the risks.
The b... ››› more
Heart disease statistics in South Africa are frightening.
Do you know, for example, that South Africans are five times more likely to suffer a stroke than most other nations?
So it's not surprising that blood thinners are among the most prescribed, most taken drugs in the country.
If your doctors told you that you need to go on them, don't do it until you read this article.
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While warfarin is the popular choice for many people trying to both prevent and guard against blood clots, it can actually slow the clotting process useful for stopping unnecessary blood clots from forming. Perhaps it's time to make the switch. Read on to discover why fish oil is a safer alternative to warfarin. If you’re trying to reduce blood clotting using warfarin, you may be causing more ha... ››› more
Flying can be stressful on your body. “When it comes to passenger safety, media interest usually focuses on the drama of air crashes. The reality is, however, that the threat lurking within the aircraft cabin is just as worrying,” reports the Daily Mail. Here are three ways to protect your health while flying…
Yesterday, United Airlines confirmed the death of a male passenger aboard a fli... ››› more
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