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Symptoms of a Blood Clot to Watch For

Symptoms of a Blood Clot to Watch For

Blood clotting, known as coagulation, is vital for the normal functioning of the human body as it prevents excessive bleeding after an injury. There are platelets and several proteins in the blood that help form a clot, which dissolves once the wound heals. However, the same process can become life-threatening if it starts in the lumen of the blood vessels without an injury. Unlike clot formation in response to an injury, these clots do not dissolve on their own and do not have any physiological significance.  Clot formation in the blood vessels can block blood flow to the vital organs...

How to Maintain a Healthy Diet When Dining Out

How to Maintain a Healthy Diet When Dining Out

Maintaining sound dietary habits is essential for a healthy life. Home-cooked food made out of fresh and healthy ingredients is usually the best choice. However, that’s not always an option (or we don’t have time or energy to cook). Dining out can be tricky when trying to maintain a healthy diet. Here are some tips and tricks that will help you stick to a healthy diet while eating out. Eating Healthy on Vacations While you are on vacation and do not want to cook, a quick salad is the best option. You can find fresh fruits and vegetables and cut...