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An inherited blood disorder, hemophilia occurs when the blood does not clot normally. This eMedTV article provides an overview of hemophilia, including information about how it is diagnosed and treated, and offers links to additional information.
- Varicose Veins
In addition to some affecting pregnant women, varicose veins affect half of all people age 50 and older. This eMedTV article explains varicose veins in detail, including causes, prevention methods, treatment, and risk factors.
Thalassemia refers to a group of blood diseases that can result in mild to severe anemia. This part of the eMedTV Web site discusses the various forms of this condition, as well as symptoms, treatment options, and more.
- Deep Vein Thrombosis
A deep vein thrombosis is a blood clot that forms in a vein deep in the body. This portion of the eMedTV library provides an in-depth look at this condition, including information about its causes, symptoms, and treatment options.
DVT stands for deep vein thrombosis. As you will read in this eMedTV article, this is a blood clot that forms in a vein deep in the body. This article provides a general overview of the causes, symptoms, and possible complications of this condition.
- Spider Veins
Spider veins are usually closer to the surface of the skin than varicose veins. This eMedTV article discusses spider veins in detail, including how they form, risk factors, and treatment methods.
The term "arteriosclerosis" is used to refer generally to all forms of narrowing or thickening of arteries. This eMedTV Web page describes the different types of arteriosclerosis, including atherosclerosis and focal calcific arteriosclerosis.
Lovenox is a type of heparin medication used for preventing and treating blood clots. This section of the eMedTV site provides a complete overview of this prescription drug, including details on how it works, safety precautions, side effects, and more.
- Hemophilia A
Hemophilia A is the most common form of hemophilia, an inherited bleeding disorder. This page of the eMedTV Web site offers an overview of this condition, including an explanation of how it interferes with the normal clotting process.
- Beta Thalassemia
Beta thalassemia affects a person's ability to produce hemoglobin, which can result in anemia. This eMedTV segment takes a closer look at this disorder, including information on possible symptoms, treatment options, and inheritance patterns.
- Varicose Vein Treatment
Sclerotherapy is the most common form of varicose vein treatment. This portion of the eMedTV archives provides detailed information about other treatment options, including vein ablation and surgery.
- Cause of Varicose Veins
The cause of varicose veins is weak one-way valves within the veins. As this eMedTV article explains, weak valves allow blood to flow back into the veins, enlarging them. This article also discusses various risk factors for varicose veins.
Pyridoxine is a water-soluble vitamin that is essential for the formation of hemoglobin. This eMedTV Web page further explains what pyridoxine is used for, describes how the supplement works, and lists some of its potential side effects.
- DVT Symptoms
As this eMedTV article explains, deep vein thrombosis (DVT) symptoms can include swelling of the leg, pain or tenderness in the leg, and increased warmth in the leg that is swollen. This page provides a list of other possible signs and symptoms.
Arixtra is a type of "blood thinner" medication used for preventing and treating blood clots. This eMedTV page provides a complete overview of this prescription drug, including details on how it works, safety precautions, side effects, and more.
- Causes of Spider Veins
This eMedTV article explains the causes of spider veins, which involve the weakening of valves in the veins, causing blood to flow back into the vein. This article also covers risk factors for spider veins, including obesity and pregnancy.
- Varicose Veins Symptoms
Common symptoms of varicose veins include swelling, numbness, and tingling in the legs. This section of the eMedTV archives lists possible signs and symptoms that may occur with varicose veins and explains what happens if symptoms go untreated.
Rivaroxaban is a medication used to prevent and treat blood clots. This eMedTV article features a detailed look at this prescription medicine, with information on side effects, dosing tips, and other uses.
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- Asclera Medication Information
- Ferriprox Medication Information
- Innohep Medication Information
- Nascobal Medication Information
- Pralatrexate Drug Information
- Pyridoxine (Vitamin B6) Information
- Rivaroxaban Medication Information
- Argatroban Medication Information
- Arixtra Medication Information
- Fragmin Medication Information
- Trental Medication Information
- Lovenox Medication Information
- Information About Varicose Veins
- DVT Information
- Information About Spider Veins
- Thalassemia Anemia
- Hemophilia Disease