Antiphospholipid Syndrome

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Antiphospholipid syndrome. The phrase itself is a mouthful, and unless you have this condition, you probably don’t care a whole lot about it. But if you do have it, you know all about the pain and the challenges associated with this predicament. If you or a loved one suffers from this syndrome, Arizona Neurology Associates is here to help. While some may think that this is such a rare condition that we would not treat it, you’d be surprised to know that we’ve seen it and treated it many times before.

Maybe you’ve just been diagnosed and really don’t know much about it. What Arizona Neurology Associates can tell you is that this condition occurs when the normal proteins in your blood are attacked by your immune system. In turn, blood clots can form in veins and arteries. For childbearing women, this can lead to stillbirth or miscarriage. If you have this syndrome you could experience blood clots in your legs, also referred to as DVT or deep vein thrombosis. Clots can also form in organs such as lungs or kidneys. The location of a clot is key to the kind of damage that can occur. For example, the worst case scenario is a clot in your brain, leading to a stroke.

Like some neurological disorders, there is no cure for Antiphospholipid syndrome. That fact should not prevent you from consulting with a specialist at Arizona Neurology Associates. Whatever your condition is, you still have a quality of life concern. If you could learn any one thing about Arizona Neurology Associates, it would be the value we place on quality of life. We will partner with you if you have this condition and develop a plan for you aimed at getting your quality of life back.

If you suspect you have this disorder, but aren’t sure, here are some signs to look for: blood clots in arteries of arms or legs. For women, lookout for stillbirth, premature delivery, repeated miscarriage, or DVT. Associated symptoms include: bleeding associated with a low platelet count, a damaged heart valve, rashes or chronic headaches with migraines, possible dementia, seizures, loss of motion control or dementia.

Anytime you have an autoimmune condition, Arizona Neurology Associates recommends you come to see us to be tested for this condition. While there are many indicators of when we would recommend you set up an appointment to see us, the truth is no one knows the exact right time.

Team up with us to get your quality of life back. We won’t let you down in this fight.