Tag Archives: Blood

A patient coughed up this huge blood clot that perfectly replicates the airways of his lung

A man undergoing treatment for heart failure coughed up an enormous, intact blood clot that formed a perfect cast of the air passageways of his lung. The completeness of the clot, once unfolded onto blue medical cloth, astounded doctors; they could trace the three branches of the upper lobe of the lung, the two branches… Read More »

2 high blood pressure medications added to recall of heart drug

A Food and Drug Administration recall of a heart medication due to a cancer-causing chemical now includes two blood pressure medications. Teva Pharmaceuticals has issued a voluntary recall of its amlodipine/valsartan combination tablets and amlodipine/valsartan/hydrochlorothiazide combination tablets, both used to treat high blood pressure, according to the FDA. The FDA announced the recall on its… Read More »

Type 2 diabetes symptoms: This common ear condition could mean high blood glucose levels

Type 2 diabetes is usually the result of poor diet choices, but many people may not realise they have the condition because symptoms don’t necessarily make a person feel ill. If the condition is left untreated, health complications such as heart attack and stroke, nerve damage and kidney problems can occur. Increased thirst, peeing more… Read More »