You know, as a person who flies a
lot, Iíve heard about DVT over the
years; but now it seems that DVT
affects a lot more people than
commonly thought and affects more
people than just long-distance
DVT affects roughly 3 million people
each year, and 300 thousand die
annually from a DVT complication
called pulmonary embolism. Thatís
more than breast cancer and AIDs
What is DVT and what are some of the
risk factors for it?
DVT stands for deep vein thrombosis,
and the risk factors for a DVT blood
clot include restricted mobility
because of hospitalization or due to
acute illness or certain surgeries
such as hip replacement or knee
replacement surgery. If youíve had a
prior DVT like me, or age and
obesity come into play, these can
also be factors. If youíve had
chemotherapy, heart surgery,
respiratory diseases or if you smoke
or use birth control pills, or even
being pregnant can be triggers for
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I'm taking care of my 81-year-old mom
who is living with dementia. Mom has arthritis in her knee,
making it very difficult to walk without aid. What I need
help with is bathing her. I've crossed the threshold of
"Eegads, I've gotta give Mom a bath." (You could say we've
worked out who washes what.) But lately, because of her
knee, getting into and out of the tub is becoming more of a
problem. Is there a place I can take her to bathe her? I
live in Rancho San Diego.
Any advice or info you can give would be
a great help.
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