The Possibility Of Getting Pregnant In People With Blood Clots?
Good afternoon HealthReplies.com, I apologize if I often ask. This time I want to ask about blood clotting because my friend has it. In the past, the symptoms were dizzy and even fell, but after being examined by an oncology surgeon, the condition improved. However, because the doctor was often given medication, my friend stopped his treatment and chose traditional medicine because it was cheap, he was afraid of drug dependence, and his condition now sometimes recurs (dizziness and pain in the legs). My question is, is it true that this blood clotting disease has no cure? Then because my friend is a girl, is it true that she can’t get pregnant because of this disease? Explanation please. thanks.
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Blood clotting disease is a term used to describe antiphospholipid syndrome (APS-Antiphospholipid syndrome). APS is a type of autoimmune disease (a disease in which the body's immune system attacks the body's own cells). APS is found in an antibody called antiphospholipid antibody that attacks a protein in the blood which causes blood to easily clot in veins or arteries. This blood clot can be dangerous because it can block blood vessels and interfere with blood flow to the hands, feet, or internal organs (can be to the brain, kidneys, lungs, etc.).
Because it is an autoimmune disease, APS cannot be cured. The treatment given is aimed at preventing complications that can arise due to blood clots. People with APS will need lifelong therapy. If APS occurs together with other autoimmune diseases (eg lupus), then these other conditions should also be treated together with APS.
Patients with APS are not likely to experience pregnancy, but if APS does not receive regular treatment, the possibility of pregnancy will always experience complications. Complications in pregnancy can include spontaneous miscarriage, stillbirth, premature delivery, fetal development disorders, and hypertension in pregnancy (preeclampsia). Some other dangerous complications that can occur when APS is not properly treated include DVT (deep vein thrombosis), kidney failure, stroke, heart problems, lung disorders (pulmonary hypertension, pulmonary embolism).
Seeing the various dangers that can occur from this APS, it's a good idea to advise your friends to return to treatment to the doctor. Taking traditional medicine is not only not proven to cure APS but it can also be dangerous.
For more complete information, you can read articles related to antiphospholipid syndrome
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