A hypercoagulable state is the medical term for a condition in which there is an abnormally increased tendency toward blood clotting (coagulation).
There are numerous hypercoagulable states. Each has different causes and each increases a person’s chances of developing blood clots such as those associated with thrombophlebitis (clot in the veins).
Causes of hypercoagulable states include medications (female hormones, estrogens and birth control pills), after surgery (post- operative period, especially hip, knee, and urinary system procedures), pregnancy, phospholipid antibodies in blood (anticardiolipin antibodies, lupus anticoagulant), cancer (though most patients with a hypercoagulable state do not have cancer), elevated blood homocysteine levels, and inherited protein deficiencies (antithrombin III, factor V Leiden, protein S, protein C, and others).
More conscious than usual. Extremely aware. People became hyperconscious of Parkinson disease after the actor Michael J. Fox developed it at a relatively young age.
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A genetic disorder also known as hyperexplexia (I have not seen it spelled this way in the references I use). in which babies have an exaggerated startle reflex (reaction). This disorder was not recognized until 1962 when it was described by Drs. Kok and Bruyn as a disease with the onset at birth of hypertonia […]
- Hyperemesis gravidarum
Extreme, excessive, and persistent vomiting in early pregnancy that may lead to dehydration and malnutrition. It is usually associated with weight loss of more than 5%of the woman’s prepregnancy weight. Hyperemesis gravidarum affects about 1 in every 300 pregnant women and is most common in young women, in first pregnancies, and in women carrying multiple […]
A rare genetic disorder inherited in an autosomal dominant manner in which babies have an exaggerated startle reflex. Symptoms at birth may include muscle stiffness (hypertonia), an exaggerated response to being startled, and strong brain stem reflexes (especially head-retraction reflex). The startle reflex is sometimes accompanied by sudden stiffness (acute generalized hypertonia), which can cause […]