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Stroke: The mineral deficiency that may nearly double stroke risk by making blood sticky

“The first hypothesis described that the decreased oxygen-carrying capacity in the blood from anaemia might lead to low oxygen delivery to the brain,” they wrote.Another hypothesis states that the low circulating oxygen levels might cause an increase in cerebral blood flow as compensation...

Blood clots: Heat can cause blood to turn ‘sticky’ warns expert – the one thing to avoid

When it leads to heat stroke, it will cause swelling in the lower limbs, heat rash on the neck, cramps, headache, irritability, lethargy and weakness.Doctor Bharat Pankhania, a senior clinical lecturer at the University of Exeter Medical School, explained: “When your body temperature...

Blood clots: The nation's favourite drink could make your blood sticky – increasing risk

"In order to avoid becoming dehydrated, it is important to drink plenty of fluids."Yet, as seen above, not all fluids are created equal; some can clearly be more hydrating than others.Professor Whitely recommends sipping on water, diluted squash, herbal teas, and fruit juice...

Blood clots: Do you have sticky blood? The warning signs of polycythaemia vera

Polycythaemia vera also increases the risk of a heart attack or stroke.What causes polycythaemia?When there is a normal amount of red blood cells, but you have a reduced amount of fluid in the blood, it's called "apparent polycythaemia".This type of polycythaemia is often...

MLB to further crack down on ‘sticky stuff’ after more suspected cheating

Major League Baseball issued a memo to all 30 teams on Friday outlining plans to further crack down on sticky substances this season, according to Sports Illustrated. According to the report, the memo, from senior vice president of on-field operations Michael Hill, says: “If...
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