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Blood Clots in Lungs – Pulmonary Embolism vs. Lung Cancer

Blood Clots in Lungs

Blood clots in lungs can be very, very serious and lead to long term complications and serious health disorders. They are caused by several things; however there are some risk factors that make the chance of developing them more likely. For instance, people with certain types of blood cancers are nearly thirty times more likely to develop lung blood clots. And, there are also certain types of gene mutations that have been found to be more common in people who have blood clots in the lungs.

The problem with these clots is that

Saddle Pulmonary Embolism Causes, Risks and Prevention

Saddle Pulmonary Embolism

A saddle pulmonary embolism is a term that is used to describe bifurcation. However, the term bifurcation can sound a little confusing, and so the word “saddle” is very common. Essentially, bifurcation means that something is split into two parts, sort of the way that a saddle branches across both sides of a horse. Thus a saddle pulmonary embolism is one that separates the main artery, or one of its branches, of the lung. An embolism is any substance that travels in the body through the blood stream from one part of the body to another

Pulmonary Embolism Symptoms – What to Be Aware of?

Pulmonary Embolism Symptoms

A pulmonary embolism refers to a condition in which a substance blocks either the main artery of the lung, or one of its branches. It is considered in many cases to be a medical emergency. Just how serious the condition may be is very evident based on the symptoms that are presenting.

The most common of all pulmonary embolism causes is a DVT, a deep vein thrombosis. This means that a blood clot that exists in the lower parts of the leg or the pelvis in the deeper veins breaks off and travels upwards

Top 10 Diseases that Cause Blood in Phlegm

Blood in Phlegm

Coughing up blood can be a rather confusing (and alarming) symptom. On one hand, it can be caused simply from bleeding in the mouth or nasal area. Blood from these areas becomes mixed with the mucous or phlegm that is coming up from the respiratory tract, giving the appearance of blood in phlegm matter, without necessarily disclosing the origin. Oddly enough, it is also not uncommon for blood tinged phlegm to be found in people who are suffering from certain types of gastrointestinal troubles as well