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Dr. Graham Wong

Dr. Graham Wong

MD, MPH, FRCPC, FACC, Acute Cardiac Care
Cardiologist
Vancouver, BC
Q:

Why do I need to take blood thinners after having a stent put in?

A:

One possible complication of a stent insertion is bleeding in the artery if it gets injured during the procedure. This bleeding can lead to an increased chance of blood clots forming at the stent site and blood thinners can help mitigate this to reduce the chance of a stroke from blood clotting.

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Ms. Lori Berard

Ms. Lori Berard

RN, CDE, Diabetes Educator
Nurse
Winnipeg, MB
Q:

Why do I have to switch up where I inject my insulin on my body?

A:

If you inject your insulin in the same spot every time, you might cause problems with how well the insulin is absorbed in your body over time. You can develop scar tissue over time in your injection site so you should be rotating your injection sites on a regular basis. If you are noticing that your insulin doesn't seem to be controlling your diabetes as effectively after a while, checking your injection sites is a good idea and you can speak with a diabetes nurse or your doctor.

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Dr. Jan Peter Dank

Dr. Jan Peter Dank

MD
Dermatologist
Bellingham, WA
Q:

What are the symptoms of psoriasis?

A:

Psoriasis is usually recognized by changes to the skin, which can include patches of thick, white scaly skin. Often times, these patches burn or are accompanied by itchiness. Common areas these patches show up on the body include the knees, elbows, back, and the buttocks; however, psoriasis can also affect folds in the body (i.e., the armpits) or the scalp. If you think you may have psoriasis you can visit your family doctor to have your skin assessed.

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