More than shortness of breath or leg swelling: Recognizing risks and symptoms of life-threatening blood clots during pregnancy
When I meet with women who have had a blood clot during pregnancy or in the first few months following childbirth, they usually tell me the same thing: “I had no idea this could happen or was something I should be watching out for.”
Walking less? It could be a sign of a life-threatening condition
Painful muscle cramping in the legs or hips that begins during exertion and stops when you rest is the commonly known symptom for peripheral artery disease or PAD, a life-threatening condition affecting more than 8.5 million Americans.
Gary Lucas is a native of Indianapolis, who retired after a long career in the electrical industry. He’s worked with wood since he was 16 and is part of the Central Indiana Woodworkers club that makes more than 14,000 toys for disadvantaged children every year. He writes about his journey of stroke recovery in recognition of National Rehabilitation Awareness Week.