Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Phospholipid Antibody Syndrome Home Care

Home care of antiphospholipid antibody syndrome includes:

  • Avoid contact sports
  • Soft toothbrush
  • Electric razor
  • Diet:
    • 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.

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Last Updated: Nov 30, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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PubMed Phospholipid Antibody Syndrome References
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