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UAE residents ‘should take deep vein thrombosis more seriously’

UAE residents ‘should take deep vein thrombosis more seriously’

Residents of the UAE are vulnerable to a potentially fatal condition because they do not take it seriously and know disturbingly little about it. Deep-vein thrombosis, or DVT, occurs when a clot develops in a vein. In some cases it can detach and travel to the lungs, causing a pulmonary embolism that can kill. By far the most cases will lead to damage to the deep veins, which can lead to ulceration. According to Dr Amit Kumar, vascular surgeon at Mediclinic City Hospital......

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Diabetes and Blockages in Hand Blood Vessels

Diabetes and Blockages in Hand Blood Vessels

With an increasing prevalence of Diabetes, the number of patients with blockages in the blood vessels (specifically the arteries) is increasing. These patients typically come with leg complaints such as pain in the calf when walking, an ulcer that is not healing or some even with gangrene. What we have seen increasing in our practice is that patients are presenting with hand symptoms as well. One was a 63 year old lady who had diabetes and had a dialysis fistula in the arm......

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Birthmarks or Congenital Vascular Malformations

Birthmarks or Congenital Vascular Malformations

What is a hemangioma? A hemangioma is a type of birthmark. It is the most common benign (noncancerous) tumor of the skin. Hemangiomas may be present at birth (faint red mark) or may appear in the first months after birth. A hemangioma is also known as a port wine stain, strawberry hemangioma, and salmon patch. About 60 percent of hemangiomas occur in the head or neck area. Hemangiomas occur at least three times more often in females than in males. Most will continue to......

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Restless Leg Syndrome

Restless Leg Syndrome

Restless leg syndrome (RLS) affects about 10% of the US population and can develop at any age. Women tend to be affected twice as often as men. To be diagnosed with this syndrome four basic criteria must be met: 1. Symptoms are triggered by rest / sleep 2. Worse at night and absent in the morning 3. Strong urge to move the legs 4. Relief of symptoms with movement of the legs While RLS may accompany a host of medical conditions it may occur by itself. Controlling these......

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Dr. Amit on DubaiEye-Discusses kidney disease and treatment

Dr. Amit Kumar talks about kidney failure, kidney disease, dialysis and how to manage your treatment on DubaiEye. Listen to the Podcasts Below   listen to ‘Kidney Matters 2, 29.04.2014’ on Audioboo // ...

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