Most of the time, blood clots are a good thing. When you get injured, you need your blood to solidify and clump together at the site to help stop bleeding.
However, sometimes clots crop up when they’re not needed, and that can spell trouble, especially if they form in the deep veins near your muscles.
When a clot forms inside one of your veins it won’t always dissolve on its own. This can be a very dangerous and even life-threatening situation.
Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is a clot that occurs in one of the major veins deep inside your body. It’s most common for this to happen in one of your legs, but it can also happen in your arms, pelvis, lungs, or even your brain.
An immobile blood clot generally won’t harm you, but there is the chance that it could move and become dangerous. If a blood clot breaks away from its original spot and travels to your lungs, it becomes a pulmonary embolism – a clot that prevents these important organs from getting the oxygen and blood they need.
The American Society of Hematology estimates that DVT affects up to 900 000 Americans each year. It kills approximately 100 000 Americans yearly.
There’s no one way to know whether you have a blood clot without medical guidance. If you learn the warning signs, you’ll know when to get a quick medical help that can make a huge difference in keeping you out of the danger zone. Here’s what to watch for:
Swelling in one limb
A puffy leg or arm is one of the most common signs of a DVT. Blood clots can block the healthy flow of blood in the legs, and blood can pool behind the clot causing swelling.
It’s normal to overlook leg swelling as a symptom of a DVT if you get large or stiff legs when you fly, or during periods of immobility. But be suspicious if your bloated limb comes on quickly, especially if it shows up with a side of pain.
Leg or arm pain
Normally, DVT pain comes as a combo with other symptoms like swelling or redness, but sometimes it can be standalone. Sadly, pain from a blood clot can easily be mistaken for a muscle cramp or strain, which is why the issue often goes undiagnosed and is specifically dangerous.
DVT pain tends to strike when you’re walking or when you flex your foot upward. If you have a charley horse you can’t seem to shake, especially if the skin near it is warm or discolored.
Sleeping is a daily or nightly ritual we all have to go through in order for our bodies and minds to continue functioning properly, that’s just a fact of life. When you’re growing up if you’re lucky enough to be able to sleep in your own bed then you’ve got so much freedom to squirm and twist throughout the night, but once you get older and into a relationship that quickly changes – they need room too! But did you know that the way a couple sleeps together (position-wise) can tell you a lot about each person, or their relationship?
This sleeping style usually has both partners faced back to back with one or the other dangling an arm or a leg off the side of the bed. This could mean that the dangling partner needs to start getting more or better sleep, but it could also signify a growing distance in the relationship if it becomes a common occurrence. It could also just be a temperature thing, so don’t go rushing to conclusions without talking to your loved one if something is on your mind!
The Crab (left side of image)
This is the way you sleep when one person enjoys a little freedom with their side of the bed while the other enjoys a little closeness. Even still there is rarely any body contact when sleeping like this, but they do manage to push that as far as possible.
The classic lover’s embrace as they fall asleep; usually the woman or more feminine partner of the relationship will nestle their head into the armpit of the other partner. This is a position that signifies a devotion between the two and is generally how those in new and budding relationships will lay down together.
For those that enjoy staring deeply into their lover’s eyes this is the perfect way to fall asleep, plus you’ve got the added benefit of being able to talk to one another as you fall asleep. Again, this is generally more common in newer relationships or for those couples who truly have worlds to share with each other.
You’re probably not wondering how this sleeping position earned it’s name, because we’ve all seen it in television and the movies for years. Usually you’ll see the beautiful woman resting across the man’s muscular chest with his arm around her, asleep with nothing but rock-hard musculature as a pillow. This isn’t comfortable in the slightest, ask anyone that’s done it. Within an hour of falling asleep you’ll wake up with a dead arm and the desire not to move your partner. Even still, it’s fairly common.
Cairo court ruling confirming Egyptian sovereignty over Tiran and Sanafir islands comes amid rising tensions with neighbour.
An Egyptian court has issued a final ruling rejecting a controversial government plan to transfer two uninhabited Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia, prompting cheers in the Cairo courtroom but potentially deepening tensions with the country’s erstwhile financial backer..
Celebrations erupted as the judge gave the verdict confirming Egyptian sovereignty over Tiran and Sanafir, saying the government had failed to provide evidence that the islands were Saudi.
The deal to transfer the islands, announced in April, caused public uproar and protests by Egyptians, who believe Tiran and Sanafir belong to their country. It also fed into discontent over the country’s economic crisis.
Ali Ayoub, who helped bring the original case against the government, responded with jubilation to Monday’s ruling. “The ruling is final and cannot be subject to appeal, [even] the parliament doesn’t have the right to discuss this agreement, because it’s been made null and void by a court ruling” he said, surrounded by supporters chanting: “Egyptian, Egyptian, Egyptian.”
Tiran and Sanafir are situated in the narrow entrance to the Gulf of Aqaba leading to Jordan and Israel. Saudi and Egyptian officials say they belong to Saudi Arabia and have been under Egyptian control only because Riyadh asked Cairo in 1950 to protect them.
read more at : https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/jan/16/egyptian-court-rejects-transfer-red-sea-islands-saudi-arabia-tiran-sanafir
180 are missing, presumed dead, after Saturday’s migrant ship capsize in the Mediterranean, officials said on Tuesday after interviewing a handful of survivors.
Humanitarian workers from International Organization for Migration (IOM) and the UN refugee agency (UNHCR), recounted harrowing details of the latest major tragedy in waters off Libya after talking to four rescued passengers, two Eritreans and two Ethiopians, who arrived on Monday evening in the Sicilian port of Trapani.
The survivors, three men and one woman, were described as “traumatized and exhausted“. They said their two-tier, wooden boat had left Libya on Friday with more 180 people packed on board, all of them originally from East Africa.
After five hours at sea, the engine cut out and the boat started to take on water. As it slowly sank, more and more of the people on board were submerged under water.
One of the survivors described his desperate effort to find his wife, who had taken a spot in the centre of the ship.After hours in the water, the survivors were rescued on Saturday 30 nautical miles from the Libyan coast by a French boat operating as part of the European borders agency Frontex’s Operation Triton before being transferred to another Frontex ship, the Siem Pilot.Siem Pilot, provided by the Norwegian coastguard, arrived in Trapani on Monday evening with the four survivors, four recovered corpses and 34 people rescued from another stricken migrant boat.
The latest deaths and rescues follow a record year for the number of migrants trying to reach Europe on the western Mediterranean route from north Africa to Italy.
This is a very good brain teaser which will awake all your brain waves. Namely only 5% of all the people in the world can manage to find all the differences. Many people managed to find even 5 differences at first glance. The similarity of these pictures is too big and you need to pay extra attention to these pictures in order to find all the differences.
Therefore take a look at these pictures, check your skills and sharpen your eye, because you will really need it!