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SUS to offer thrombophilia examination in São Paulo

SUS to offer thrombophilia examination in São Paulo

The Unified Health System - SUS now offers the women of São Paulo (SP) the test capable of detecting thrombophilia, which is the tendency that one has to suffer a thrombosis. This condition generates the formation of blood clots in one or more veins located in the lower part of the body, usually in the legs.

The examination, guaranteed by the new law 16,599, is performed with only one blood sample, indicating if the patient carries genetic susceptibility to thrombosis. If so, the doctor will look at other factors that, in addition to genetic risk, may further increase a woman's chances of suffering the condition.

Thrombosis risk factors include family history, gestations, use hormonal contraceptive methods with estrogen, smoking, hypertension, high cholesterol and triglycerides, among others.


Food poisoning: hygiene and common sense make all the difference

Food poisoning: hygiene and common sense make all the difference

If you really are what you eat, much attention is needed to ingest it, after all, contaminated food can cause poisoning. And it seems that the problem is frequent. Estimates from the Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta suggest that every year about one in six US residents (48 million people) experience food poisoning, 128,000 hospitalizations and 3,000 food poisoning deaths.

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Hemorrhoid: 10 common questions you need to know

Hemorrhoid: 10 common questions you need to know

Extremely uncomfortable and sore, hemorrhoids arise from swollen, inflamed veins located in the lower rectum or the anus. They can be either internal when they occur only inside the anus or the initial part of the rectum, or external when they occur in the anal opening, projecting out of the anus. Although it is a common problem, there are still many doubts on this subject, so My Life has gathered below the main questions solved by a specialist: 1.

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