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Suggest Treatment For Pulmonary Embolism

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Posted on Sat, 7 Oct 2017
Question: Hello,

My forty-two year-old daughter, whose weight is always low, sometimes dangerously so, and who was diagnosed 25 years ago at Menninger clinic with anorexia (but to this day denies it - her lifestyle/habits conform closely to so-called orthorexia) recently was rushed to the emergency room where she was diagnosed with a pulmonary embolism. A physician I know said emboli can sometimes accompany extreme weight loss. I found on the Internet, references to the possibility of anorexia-related embolisms but there were no detailed discussions of the matter. I would greatly appreciate any information you could provide about anorexia and clotting. Iim Leyerzapf
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Answered by Dr. Lekshmi Rita Venugopal (7 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Embolism is a rare complication of Anorexia

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
Thank you for trusting HealthcareMagic for your health concern

Embolism and blood clots is a rare complication of Anorexia. Dehydration, electrolyte problems leading to cardiac rhythm abnormalities and blood vessel wall inflammation can increase the risk of blood clot formation.

Detailed evaluation including EKG, complete blood count, complete metabolic profile, electrolyte level, protein and albumin analysis, vitamin levels assays are warranted at this point.

Depending on the results appropriate refeeding plan has to be initiated.

Please be advised to follow up with her treating physician for necessary evaluation.
Meanwhile, please continue Eliquis as prescribed.

Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards


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Suggest Treatment For Pulmonary Embolism

Brief Answer: Embolism is a rare complication of Anorexia Detailed Answer: Hello, Thank you for trusting HealthcareMagic for your health concern Embolism and blood clots is a rare complication of Anorexia. Dehydration, electrolyte problems leading to cardiac rhythm abnormalities and blood vessel wall inflammation can increase the risk of blood clot formation. Detailed evaluation including EKG, complete blood count, complete metabolic profile, electrolyte level, protein and albumin analysis, vitamin levels assays are warranted at this point. Depending on the results appropriate refeeding plan has to be initiated. Please be advised to follow up with her treating physician for necessary evaluation. Meanwhile, please continue Eliquis as prescribed. Let me know if I can assist you further. Regards