Thursday, March 26, 2015

Why You Should NOT Ignore Blood Clot in Leg

Blood clots can kill! Did you know that as many as 300,000 Americans die each year because of blood clots while 2 million are affected by this medical condition each year? We could only imagine how many are affected in the rest of the world.

What is a blood clot? There is no reason to immediately fear blood clots because these are actually the body’s defense mechanism to prevent blood loss in the event of injuries. You could die of hemorrhage if your body could not make blood clots.

However, these clots can also form abnormally. When this happens, the blood clot could lead to serious medical problems such as a heart attack or stroke. The most common occurrence is blood clot in leg. It could manifest as deep vein thrombosis (DVT) where a massive blood clot has formed. Small clots could break away from this large blood clot; then travel to other parts of the circulatory system. This could reach the lungs and block the main artery. This is very dangerous.

Because this condition can be life-threatening, it is important to prevent these blood clots from forming. Anyone can develop these abnormal blood clots but people with cancer and heart disease are more prone to this. Surgery is another risk factor.

However, did you know that prolonged immobility could also cause blood clots? This could happen when you sit in a cramped position during long journeys but could also occur in people who are always sitting for long hours of time! So, make sure you do not stay seated for long periods of time.

Other risk factors include pregnancy because the baby’s weigh presses on pelvic veins, the use of birth control pills because these contain supplemental estrogen, smoking, and being overweight.

Simple lifestyle changes just might save your life: Go exercise, lose weight, do not sit for too long, and quit smoking.

…and never ignore blood clot in leg.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Cold Air Breeze

The Brew House
The temperature has been dropping down into the 30's at night here recently. It means that the long cold winter season is just around the corner here in northern Minnesota. This time of year in the Philippines the rainy season is coming or shall I say the Christmas season is coming because we usually start thinking about Christmas when the cooler air moves in. Some people in the Philippines are already starting to hang their Christmas decorations and so as the department 56 christmas in the city. Yes, in the Philippines the spirit of Christmas starts very early. I bet my mother already has her Christmas decorations hung.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Squier Affinity Series Telecaster Special Electric Guitar

It really is never too late to start learning music, whether you are still young or already old enough for retirement. You can find a squier telecaster special electric guitar to fit your budget and style, with left-handed guitars also available. There are guitars that come cheap at less than $200. If you have no idea what to choose, ask a musician friend or simply pick one that looks great to you. Don’t worry, as you get better, you could reward yourself with a more expensive guitar then.

Cleaning Up My Desk

It feels good now that my desk is clean. Earlier today I finally been able to finish filing up the papers. Most of them are credit card bills. I don't usually file them up right away when they get here. I would like to file them at once and that is when my filing case gets bulky. That way I save a lot of time. Now I hope my hubby can start cleaning his desk soon. He usually takes charge of the cleaning himself lately.

I used to do his desk cleaning myself but I learned a lesson. Most of time, I misplaced his things and have a hard time remembering afterwards. Things that I think don't have uses anymore, I tend to throw them away or hide them somewhere. To avoid argument, we each clean our own respective desks. My hubby's desk now is a mess. There are lots of papers filing on top of each other. The files of papers are three inch thick. Yes, it is that bad but he can sort them out quick.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Compare Insurance Quotes

My hubby has a healthcare provider but I don’t have any. I’m not included for some reason. He got it because of his military service. For the past few years, he’s been looking for an affordable medical insurance plan for me. Unfortunately, we couldn’t find one that fits our needs and budget. Healthcare insurance costs seem to continue to rise. We are still searching and hoping for the best and every time I find a website that offers affordable insurance, I always asked my hubby to check it out. Don allred insurance is another website that I stumbled upon lately. I hope they can help us find the healthcare insurance coverage that we’ve been looking for.

NC Health Agency

NC Health Agency has been in the health agency business for years. You can check them out yourself at http://www.nchealthagency.com/. They have been serving North Carolina residents for many years for their health insurance plan needs. You can get a plan for yourself and for your entire family with just a few clicks on your mouse. NC Health Plans is the name you can trust and an agent that you can count on. To find out more, feel free to visit the linked site above. I have an online friend from North Carolina this might help her for her health insurance needs.

Sunday, November 16, 2014

I Need Flip Flops

photo from: www.typef.com
I need flip flops and am looking for a place where I can buy them at discount prices. It is very tempting to get a pair today since my hubby and I are thinking about going to town for grocery shopping. I will have my hubby drop me off at my favorite store and have him do the grocery shopping himself. I know that shopping can be costly sometimes but most of the time, I don't buy stuff if it is not on sale or I don't have coupons.