The word “hemophilia” is a combination of the Greek words for “blood” and “love”, a way of saying that people with hemophilia “love to bleed”, or rather that it’s hard to stop bleeding. This is because the process called hemostasis, literally meaning to stop the flow of blood, is impaired.… Continue Reading Hemophilia – causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, pathology

A stroke occurs when the blood supply to a certain part of the brain is reduced or interrupted. Without oxygen and nutrients from the blood, brain cells cannot function properly and eventually die. There are 2 major types of strokes: ISCHEMIC stroke caused by a BLOCKED artery, and HEMORRHAGIC stroke… Continue Reading Brain Stroke, Types of, Causes, Pathology, Symptoms, Treatment and Prevention, Animation.

Hey everybody, it’s Doctor Jo. My friend from the interwebs, Scottish Geeks, asked me to do some exercises on how to prevent DVT. So let’s get started. So a DVT stands for Deep Vein Thrombosis. Which can be a very scary situation and it can be life threatening. A lot… Continue Reading DVT (Deep Vein Thrombosis) Prevention Exercises – Ask Doctor Jo

The most common blockages outside the heart tend to be in the legs. And they’re very common in smokers and diabetics. The symptoms are called claudication, which is basically discomfort when people walk. And because of that, a lot of times patients don’t even seek medical attention for that because… Continue Reading Leg blood clots: symptoms and diagnosis | Ohio State Medical Center