Promoting Proper Oral Hygiene in Children in a Fun Way

When it comes to teaching the value of good oral hygiene, it is important to start at an early age. Kids are likely to grow up with strong and healthy teeth if they learn to brush and floss their Read more

More Australians Support Renewable Energy for the Future

The future of Australia’s economy primarily depends on renewable energy usage, according to Australian economist Ross Garnaut. Garnaut noted that the country could emerge as an “energy superpower of the low-carbon world economy” if it begins to shift its Read more

Simple Home Upgrades That Will Make Your Life Easier

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Venous Thrombosis: The Importance of Early Detection

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Woman feeling chest painDeep vein thrombosis (DVT) is a commonly misdiagnosed life-threatening disease that often affects adults. It affects one in 1000 individuals in the United States, but by the time it is detected, serious damage has already occurred in the leg tissues.

Thus, it is vital to visit a vascular specialist at the earliest signs of DVT.

Role of Early DVT Diagnosis

Venous thrombosis may cause permanent cell death in your leg tissues. Due to prolonged absence of blood supply, your leg tissues do not receive sufficient oxygen for cellular processes. Furthermore, if blood cannot bypass the obstruction and flow freely, fluids tend to accumulate in the lower leg and foot.

Thus, patients with beginning signs of DVT may experience unilateral leg pain, heaviness, and swelling. If blood vessel occlusion persists, you will need to undergo surgical venous stents placement to prevent progressive tissue deterioration.

D-Dimer Testing

If your physician suspects the possibility of venous thrombosis, you need to undergo several blood examinations to confirm the diagnosis. They usually administer the D-dimer test to detect the presence of loose blood clots in the circulation.

A D-dimer elevation is indicative that you have increased blood clots in your veins. However, you need a further workup to visualize if a blockage is present specifically in your leg vessels.

Lower Extremity Ultrasound

Ultrasound of the leg is an important imaging test to observe if a blood clot impedes the flow of blood in your lower extremity. You can visualize plaque formation in major vessels of the legs such as femoral, popliteal, and iliac veins.

Aside from traditional ultrasound, Doppler sonography may also be performed to check for the severity of flow disturbance caused by the clot. It serves as a diagnostic modality to quantify objectively the degree of vessel constriction as well as the gravity of the disease.

The tissues in the leg are highly dependent on fuel for metabolism and energy production. Thus, progressive vessel occlusion in your legs may cause irreversible tissue damage if left untreated.

Make your Closet Dream to a Reality

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Dream ClosetTired of your newly ironed clothes getting wrinkly because your old closet does not have enough space? Or you simply need additional space to store your latest fashion haul? Yes, it is time to bring your dream of having a walk-in closet into life.

Here are some points to keep in mind before installing your dream wardrobe.

Tips for building your walk-in closet 

  1. Have plan

Walk-in closets are usually placed in the master bedroom. However, before building one, make sure you have a concrete plan (i.e. design and measurements) in order to properly carry out your plan.

  1. Have adequate space

The reason why you are building a walk-in closet is for you to have more space to store your clothes. The average walk-in closet should at least be 7×10 ft. or 10x10ft. if a couple will use it together. Anything smaller than that would not give you the convenience you are looking for.

  1. Have quality materials

You can choose to make your own walk-in closets using DIY kits that can easily be assembled. However, choosing to customise your closet would always be a better choice as this will give you more freedom of choice. Do not forget to take into consideration the installation and location of lights and ventilation.

  1. Door type

In order to save space, some people use internal cavity doors. This gives your closet area a physical privacy from a bigger area, your bedroom. Internal cavity doors also provide an aesthetic touch to the room. Others opt to choose the traditional pullout doors to have access to their closets. Whichever door type you choose, ease of access should be prioritised.

 

These closets are not only for the movies because the right materials, planning, and design can get you your dream walk-in closet in no time.