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Study shows that stroke may be misdiagnosed in people under 50

Posted on October 26th, 2011 No Comments

Strokes are the fourth leading cause of death and in the U.S., there about 800,000 strokes occur each year. Many people associate strokes with people over the age of 50, but younger adults can also suffer from them.

Nearly 80,000 of stroke sufferers each year are under the age of 50. A study was recently done on how younger stroke sufferers were diagnosed in the ER.

The study found that one out of every seven people who went to the hospital while suffering a stroke were misdiagnosed. Strokes can be a challenging thing to diagnose because symptoms can vary significantly.

The five major symptoms include numbness and weakness on one side of the body, sudden headache, difficulty speaking, loss of sight,  and dizziness. Any combination of these symptoms occur in a person suffering from a stroke. An acronym to remember in order to determine if you are suffering from a stroke is FAST. F is for face, A is for arms, S is for speech and T is for time.

Recently, strokes have occurred in young women who have taken Yaz and Yasmin birth control. If this has happened to you, contact the Yasmin stroke lawyers of Williams Hart by calling 800-761-3187.

Local Austin rapper dies of Pulmonary embolism

Posted on October 19th, 2011 No Comments

A local Austin rapper Octavius Berry, stage name ‘Esbe the 6th Street Bully,’ who performed with rap groups such as Dred Skott and the League of Extraordinary Gz, died on 30 after suffering from a pulmonary embolism.

The man was described as passionate by his friends and was always interested in music. His rap groups played at clubs in downtown Austin such as 311 and Victory Grill. Shortly after making a mixtape, Berry got to perform at South By Southwest with other well-known rappers.

While on tour in August, the man began to complain of health issues such as shortness of breath and was treated for bronchitis and asthma. Last Thursday, he was admitted to the emergency room at the University Medical Center Brackenridge. He was discharged on Oct. 14 and collapsed while walking home.

Recently, pulmonary embolisms have been in the news because they have been linked as a side effect of Yasmin and Yaz birth control. Pulmonary embolisms can be life threatening because it can cut off the blood supply to the heart. Our thoughts are with the friends and family of the man during this difficult time.

Teen dies of blood clot in Atlanta

Posted on October 13th, 2011 No Comments

A high school student in Atlanta collapsed at school and was transported to the hospital where he was later pronounced dead after suffering a blood clot.

Data from the Center of Disease Control shows that nearly 100,000 people are killed a year from blood clots. Once a person has a blood clot, they are likely to develop another one.

A pulmonary embolism is a blood clot that starts in the leg and travels to the lung. There are many causes of a pulmonary embolism such as being sedentary, recently have leg surgery or another underlying medical issue.

Pulmonary embolisms have been linked to the use of the oral contraceptive pills, Yasmin and Yaz. If you or a loved one has developed a blood clot after taking this birth control, contact the Yasmin pulmonary embolism lawyers of Williams Hart today by calling 800-761-3187.

FDA sends warning for Drospirenone birth controls

Posted on October 6th, 2011 No Comments

The Food and Drug Administration has announced that there are still concerns about oral contraceptives containing drospirenone and the link to blood clots.

A study was done in order to compare birth control pills that contain drospirenone and those that do not. This was done in order to determine if the risk of blood clot was higher with either one.

The study involved 800,000 women and it was found that there was a 1.5-fold increase in the risk that they will develop blood clots.

If you or a loved one has developed a blood clot after taking Yasmin or Yaz birth control, contact the Yasmin blood clot lawyers of Williams Hart by calling 800-761-3187.

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