- hip replacement
- knee surgery
- pelvic surgery (gynecological procedures, hernia repair, etc.)
- recent surgery (within the last month)
- any surgery longer than 4 hours
- cesarean section (any form of childbirth increases risk, but particularly cesarean section)
- implantation of a pacemaker
Mary Reed, MD
- internal medicine
Location and Office HoursVia Christi Hospital
1 Mt Carmel Way
Pittsburg, KS 66762
- BlueCross BlueShield
- Coventry Health Care
- First Health
- Great-West Healthcare Cigna
- United Healthcare
What surgeries can cause blood clots?
RealAge answeredWhen the body experiences major tissue damage, this can increase the risk of deep vein thrombosis (DVT) because trauma to tissues triggers the blood clotting mechanism. Surgical procedures that increase DVT risk:
Can I donate blood if I have hepatitis?
American Red Cross answered
If you have had hepatitis (inflammation of the liver) caused by a virus, or unexplained jaundice (yellow discoloration of the skin), since age 11, you are not eligible to donate blood. This includes those who have had hepatitis with Cytomegalovirus (CMV), or Epstein-Barr Virus (EBV), the virus that causes Mononucleosis.
It is acceptable to donate blood if you have had jaundice or hepatitis caused by something other than a viral infection, for example: medications, Gilbert’s disease, bile duct obstruction, alcohol, gallstones or trauma to the liver.
If you have ever tested positive for hepatitis B or hepatitis C, at any age, you are not eligible to donate, even if you were never sick or jaundiced from the infection.
Guidelines on eligibility to give blood change from time to time. The most up-to-date eligibility information can be obtained by contacting the American Red Cross blood center nearest you.
Are there alternative treatments for hypokalemia?
Piedmont Heart Institute answered
The majority of cases of hypokalemia resolve after potassium supplementation. Individuals can also increase their dietary intake of potassium-rich foods, such as bananas, beans, bran, brussel sprouts, granola, kiwi, lima beans, milk, oranges, peaches, peanut butter, peas, and tomatoes. The overuse of licorice, or licorice-containing chewing tobacco or herbal teas, has been linked to hypokalemia and individuals should avoid these products.
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