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Achy during Cold Weather? Tips for Combating the Cold

Achy during Cold Weather? Tips for Combating the Cold

As the weather gets cold, many of us experience body aches that can become bothersome and hinder daily activities. There are various causes behind these aches – the most common being viral illnesses, such as flu, that cause aching muscles in winters. Some people also experience joint pains in cold weather that can make moving around difficult. Studies show that exposure to the cold increases the blood flow towards the joints, and the level of inflammatory factors also rises, causing joint pains. Moreover, people with pre-existing joint conditions like osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis are more prone to temperature changes. Here’s...

What is Deep Vein Thrombosis?

What is Deep Vein Thrombosis?

Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is a disease that affects the deep veins in your body, most commonly occurring in the legs. This disease is characterized by clot formation in one or more of the deep veins leading to various symptoms and complications. The condition affects around 900,000 people annually in the US only, and statistics show that approximately 60,000 to 100,000 people die of DVT complications in the US every year.  The mortality associated with DVT is mostly due to a late diagnosis. Therefore, it is crucial to recognize deep vein thrombosis at the early stages and get treatment. Let’s...