Antiphospholipid Antibody Syndrome Home Care
Home care of antiphospholipid antibody syndrome includes:
- Avoid contact sports
- Soft toothbrush
- Electric razor
- Avoidance of obesity
- Supplement folic acid and vitamin B12
- Decrease consumption of methionine-containing foods
- Eat foods rich in vitamin K
- Avoid foods with anticoagulant properties such as feverfew, garlic, ginger, ginkgo, and ginseng.
- Take your medications as directed:
- Don't skip doses of your medication. This makes them less effective.
- Avoid running out of your medication. Refill your prescriptions early.
- Don't stop taking your medication just because you feel better.
- If you feel worse, talk to your doctor before you stop your medication.
- Be aware of the common side effects that may be caused by your medication.
- Do not stop prescription medications without talking to your doctor.
Antiphospholipid Antibody Syndrome Warning Signs
Notify your doctor if you have antiphospholipid antibody syndrome and any of the following:
- Chest pain or chest tightness
- Shortness of breath
- Worsening wheezing
- Worsening leg skin redness and pain
- Worsening leg swelling (unilateral)
- Worsening arm swelling (unilateral)
- Sudden numbness in one arm or leg:
- Sudden weakness in one arm or leg:
- Blurred vision
- Difficulty speaking
- Inability to swallow
- Coughing blood
- Vomiting blood
- Bleeding gums
- Rashes that look like broken blood vessels in the skin or bruises
Continue to Antiphospholipid Antibody Syndrome Complications
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