Antiphospholipid Antibody Syndrome

Last updated: 2021-11-23  |  2344 Views  | 

Antiphospholipid Antibody Syndrome

Antiphospholipid Antibody Syndrome


Antiphospholipid Antibody Syndrome
Also known as APS, a group of people with more blood clots than normal. and have antiphospholipids in the blood Antioxidants are substances produced by the body's immune defenses that are created to fight germs. in which the auto-immunity condition occurs, destroying the immune system itself born in a pregnant woman, for example a miscarriage or premature baby

cause
Unknown, cannot be passed on from generation to generation. Antiphospholipids affect blood clotting in the body, so patients are more likely to develop thrombosis in the veins and arteries, leading to heart attacks and ischemic strokes. Autoantibodies, also known as lupus anticoagulant. and anticardiolipin antibodies have been found in people with SLE and other at-risk diseases including rheumatoid arthritis, Behçet's syndrome and Sjögren's syndrome, and drugs such as hydralazine, quinine and antibiotics may induce APS.

symptom
obstruction of both black and red tubes Most of them occur in the veins. Blood clots cause leg swelling, pain, redness, and heat. Cerebral ischemia, slow speech, paralysis, numbness, and vision problems Other parts of the body, including the heart, lungs, digestive system, kidneys, skin, can cause abortion in pregnant women. Affects blood pressure, anemia and low platelets.

diagnosis
If suspected of APS due to thromboembolic blood clots, take blood and X-rays to help diagnose including thromboembolic clinical manifestations and complications in pregnant women such as the baby died in the womb Premature babies, miscarriages and laboratory tests were found. anticardiolipin antibodies or lupus anticoagulant

treatment
Anticoagulants are used to prevent blood clots, such as heparin and warfarin. If APS is caused by another cause, your doctor will treat that cause. And should follow up with blood tests to see the level of the drug. and refrain from doing activities that cause injuries

Things to do
It should be noted that although aspirin is one of the drugs that dissolve blood clots, it is not used to treat APS.
You should know that you have antiphospholipids. already antibodies If there are no blood clots, there is no need to take medication.
Tell your doctor if APS occurs while you are pregnant.
Tell your doctor if you're taking anticoagulants and experience low skin bruising.

don't do
Do not take less or more warfarin than prescribed by your doctor. The drug should be at the recommended levels to break up blood clots.
Do not take birth control pills if you have antiphospholipid antibodies.

 

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