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My Dad has Deep Vein Thrombosis :-(

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  • Posted By: Lina84
  • January 4, 2008
  • 00:39 PM

My dad has not been very lucky in life. He is 59 years old. He's had Kidney Disease for around 15 years, he has had two kidney operation but both have failed. For all these years he has had to go for Dialasis, every second day to cleanse his blood.. His arms have huge buldges from needle after needle being inserted into his skin...

Apart from that and some type of Arthritis.. he recently got Deep Vein Thrombosis.. I have included a picture of it. Also just yesterday he got Bronchitis aswell... He has been given special socks for DVT and been put on Warfin..

but I was wonderding if anyone else has been through this and what else can be done.. because theres so much a body can handle.. I appreciate anyones advice and replies. :( :( :(

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  • My mom had DVT that resulted in a blood clot that was over 2 feet long. She ended up in ICU for emergency surgery to remove the clot before it could break apart and reach her heart - which would cause an embolism and thus death. Whe too was put on Warfarin. That's basically just Folic Acid. It's purpose is to thin the blood so that further clotting won't occur. The underlying cause is usually a diagnosis of hyperhomosysteinemia. Basically what the condition is is very thick blood. The Warfarin/Folic Acid is used to make it thinner. You can look up all of the particulars on the net. I'd advise your father to up his intake of B vitamins in addition to taking his Warfarin. The condition can cause a lot of worse medical conditions to arise. Hope I didn't scare you too much and that this helps at least a little. Good luck.
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    • January 22, 2008
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