2020

Understanding Deep Vein Thrombosis

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Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is a vascular condition that is characterised by blood clotting in one or more of your veins. The most commonly affected veins are those in the legs, and a blocked vein will impede blood flow to your heart. If you develop DVT, you are at risk of developing a pulmonary embolism, which is a potentially life-threatening complication that occurs when part of a blood clot breaks away, travels to your lungs and causes a blockage to develop.…

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Hearing Test Questions: What Is a Tympanometry Test?

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If you’re having problems with your hearing, then you may have decided to have a hearing test. These tests typically include a few different procedures, one of which is a tympanometry assessment. What does this kind of test do and what will it tell you? How Does a Tympanometry Test Work?  A tympanometry test doesn’t evaluate your hearing as such; it checks out the health of areas of your inner ear such as your eardrum.…

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