Excuse the second late post, but I'm currently on my second 12 hour shift in a row and I edited what I could during my break. Enjoy! Blood Condition #2 Deep Vein Thrombosis || In my last post, we went over a blood disorder that doesn't allow blood clots to form, which can lead to severe and potentially life threatening bleeding - hemophilia.
__💛Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) - Today we will go over a blood condition that allows SEVERE blood clots to form (within the vein) that can also be life threatening if not treated - Deep Vein Thrombosis. According to MedicineNet, DVT can also lead to lung problems because the blood clot (Thrombus) can break off and work it's way to the lungs. Studies show that DVT most commonly occurs in the knees and legs.
__✍🏼️Possible Causes - Traumas that lead to damage in blood vessels can cause DVT. Having a state of hypercoagulability enables blood clots to occur more which can then lead to DVT. Another way this blood disorder is caused, is of one has abnormal/changes of their blood flow. People who sit for too long, have cancer, are pregnant, have had heart attacks or heart problems, etc are more prone to having DVT. These are just SOME of the risk factors.
__✨Possible Treatments - Treatments vary on the severity of one's case, but for the most part, people are given blood thinners or anticoagulation medication to put you at less risk of getting blood clots. In some cases, surgery in the leg is needed to those who cannot take blood thinners. (I do not own this image).
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Just made dinner out of my Thanksgiving leftovers: turkey tacos with cranberry salsa!
Just add chopped red onion and cilantro to your cranberry sauce from yesterday, and place it on a white corn tortilla with your turkey and stuffing!
I came up with this recipe a few years ago and I love using thanksgiving leftovers for it. Definitely grateful for these tacos today!
For the other two things I’m grateful for today, visit my instagram and check out my instagram stories! 😉 🌮 🌽 🦃 ❤️
Awesome giveaway going on over at @brownskinderm! She also shares great info on skin care and skin/hair/nails in general.
Some other dermatologist IGers I enjoy following: @teawithmd @drsharimarchbein @clearskindoc @heidigoodarzimd @lauralacquer.
Remember to always wear SPF! Great way to start is to add it to your morning routine and then work on reapplying later in the day. Many facial moisturizers come with SPF included. #skincancersucks#medschool#residency#dermatology#pediatrics#fbf#fbfriday#skincare
13/11/2017 [6/100 DoP]
I decided to help a resident with her research project, I have to start reading about Rituximab in renal transplant. We had to go to the Faculty, but the office opened until 5:30, so Boyfriend and I went to the library to study and I taught him how to use Anki. We divided the topics in the Manual MIP, each of us is going to make flashcards of the topics we got, so we we will be prepared for the internship and all the exams that are still to come.
New Baby? More Tips To Help You Get Started...
4. Whether you like it or not, your baby is the newest angel on earth. This means aunts, uncles, grannies, friends, etc., will be taking turns to adore and hold your baby. Never be scared to establish a few rules. Let your family know they need to wash their hands before holding your baby. Do not let toddlers or older children hold your baby unsupervised. As a matter of fact, "Toddlers not allowed!" "No kissing" is another rule and by far my favorite is to leave all shoes at the door. We don't want avoidable germs in the house.
5. Don't stack up dirty bottles. The first few days can be really exhausting but do your best to work with your partner and set schedules. Don't let dirty bottles stack up. Sterilize your baby bottles. Contamination isn't a great way to start your first few days as a parent.
6. It's okay to express milk even when you're home. Having stored bottles of breast milk not only helps you take a rest while someone else feeds your baby, the extra milking process also improves your flow of breast milk. Be sure to eat balanced meals and hydrate.
Just Had A Baby?
Here are a few tips to get you started...
1. Your baby may not look exactly like you when he/she is born. In fact they'll more likely look like great grandmother Petra or distant Uncle Jimmy. Give it a few days to weeks and you'll begin to see your eyes and beautiful pout in them. It's a process.
2. Your baby will sleep a lot in the first few days. The first time this happened to me, I was worried but it is very normal. Imagine having to work 12-24 hours, pushing, wriggling and twisting. The journey through the birth canal is a tasking one and once it ends, your cute bundle may want to sleep off all of the exhaustion. It's okay to pick them up to suckle but make sure you let them go right back to sleep. There'll be plenty of time to cuddle once they're over it.
3. Most babies cry!!
Babies have their unique way of ordering everyone around. They are the bosses as soon as they arrive but always remember, 9 out of times there's a valid reason why your little cutie is sending out a wail. From wet diappers, an empty belly to just needing warm cuddles, babies will sure give you a signal. Figure out their needs, gently rock them, and they'll more than likely doze off again.
My heart is SO. FULL. 💕 It's been a dream of mine for years to visit @farmsanctuary!! 😭 So so much love for these sweet animals.. and for the incredible humans who do the amazing work of rescuing, educating, and advocating for them. 🙏 #fortheanimals
P.S. Check out my story for a little sneak peek into my day at Farm Sanctuary in Acton, California! 🐖🐄🐏✨
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Medicine needs more beauty in it I think, don’t you?
Things at work rarely look as good as this shot, but they should.
Beauty’s why I love a view of the mountains or Pinterest (yes, Pinterest!) and I think we need more of it in our lives.
So here’s some medical beauty for you. Hope you like it🙂
I hope you guys had a great Thanksgiving! Working in a hospital has made me realize that I have a lot to be thankful for. Just getting outdoors and spending an afternoon at the beach is something many people aren't able to do because of illness. What are some things that you're thankful for? 🦃 🌅