Some medicines may cause limb problems as a side effect.
Often your doctor can prescribe a different medicine. There may also be certain
ways to take a medicine that will decrease the risk of problems.
Certain medicines increase your risk of getting a
blood clot, such as:
Lots of people worry about atherosclerosis -- or hardening of the arteries
-- as a factor in heart
disease and stroke. But did you know that diabetes, high
cholesterol, high blood pressure, a sedentary lifestyle, and obesity are
all major risk factors for atherosclerosis?
Take the case of Barbie Perkins-Cooper, 57, a writer from Mount Pleasant,
S.C. When she discovered that she had type 2
diabetes, she also discovered that she was at risk for atherosclerosis.
What's worse: her high cholesterol...