Regan Holdridge, MD
- internal medicine
Location and Office HoursComprehensive Cancer Centers of Nevada
Henderson, NV 89074
- Anthem/HMO Nevada (BC/BS)
- Boulder City Hospital
- Desert Springs Hospital Medical Center
- MountainView Hospital
- North Vista Hospital
- Southern Hills Hospital & Medical Center
- Spring Valley Hospital Medical Center
- St Rose Dominican Hospitals, Rose de Lima Campus
- St Rose Dominican Hospitals, Siena Campus
- Summerlin Hospital Medical Center
- Sunrise Hospital & Medical Center
- Valley Hospital Medical Center
Does smoking increase your risk of blood clots?
Mehmet Oz, MD, Cardiology, answeredSmoking is only one of the factors that can increase the likelihood of blood clots. Watch this animation for more information on risk factors.
Is primary myelofibrosis a type of chronic MPD?
Piedmont Heart Institute answered
There are six types of chronic myeloproliferative disorders. One of these types, primary myelofibrosis, is where blood stem cells do not develop into normal, mature blood cells, and fibers in the blood marrow become thick. This creates decreasing numbers of blood cells, and at some point organs such as the spleen compensate by producing blood cells. This condition is usually diagnosed with a physical exam and complete blood count, or CBC.
How can I lower the risk of developing a blood clot while flying?
Michael Roizen, MD, Internal Medicine, answeredIf you fly a lot, you should get up and walk around every two hours, or move your feet with exercises at your seat. Doing so will help you prevent a condition called deep vein thrombosis (or clotted leg vein) that occurs when you're sitting in the same position for a long time. The danger is that without movement, a blood clot can form in the leg. That clot can slip up into the lungs and block off blood supply to them (that's a bad thing).
Walking around or rolling your feet lets your legs milk back the blood in your veins to prevent clots. You should also take 162.5 mg of aspirin (that's two baby aspirin or half a regular one and a glass of water) before long flights to make your platelets less sticky and reduce the risk of this occurring.
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