antphospholid syndrome

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antphospholid syndrome
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Also known as APS and Hughes syndrome, antphospholid syndrome increases the risk of blood clots which can lead to deep vein thrombosis [a blood clot that usually develops in the leg], arterial thrombosis [a clot in the artery which can cause a stroke or heart attack] and blood clots in the brain.

Antphospholid syndrome produces abnormal antibodies called antiphospholipid antibodies that attach themselves to fat molecules [phospholipids] which makes the blood more likely to clot.

The condition can affect people of all ages, although most are diagnosed between the ages of 20 and 50 with women being more likely to develop the illness than men.

Despite being no cure for antiphospholipid antibodies the risk of developing blood clots are reduced if diagnosed correctly.

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