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Should Dwight Howard be given a proactive blood thinner during his recovery?

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by Tfor3, Feb 20, 2015.

  1. Tfor3

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    I know he is still somewhat mobile and using a stationary bike, but I can't help but thinking of all of these athletes with clotting issues.

    For example- Serena got a PE while recovering from foot surgery in part bc she was not as mobile due to injury/surgery.

    Now I know D12 is not laid up in a hospital with little movement but still----Bosh was very active prior to diagnosis/symptoms. D12 still has frequent air travel and is not as active obviously as he was when starting games for us.

    Maybe I'm overreacting and maybe he already is taking a thinner but thought I'd throw it out there.
     
  2. WinkFan

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    I wouldn't think it likely, since prescription blood thinners have serious side effects. He could be given aspirin, though. It has a minor blood thinning effect.

    I take that back, apparently aspirin wouldn't really help.
     
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  3. Tfor3

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    Edit: aspirin - how would that not help?


    Yes- I was thinking baby aspirin regimen under the umbrella of "blood thinner" - but yeah that would be prudent imo.
     
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    I did a few searches, and that's what the results said. Apparently aspirin works on clots in arteries, but not in the veins that can lead to a pulmonary embolism.
     
  5. Kevooooo

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    You realize like 98% of us have absolutely no medical background and cannot and should not comment on what medication a player should take. I hope you are a doctor, nurse, PA, or something -- otherwise this is among the dumbest threads I have ever seen.
     
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    I am a certified doctor and my best educated guess is I think so
     
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    Dr. Tfor3 where did you get your medical degree?
     
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    It sucks that this is happening and hopefully will prompt a look into all the flying and other mess they are required to put up with; perhaps there is a way to be proactive about preventing this. That said, it's still incredibly uncommon and I'm not worried about Dwight or any other Rockets players getting it. I'm more worried about his crappy knee. I got my degree in the mail for 5 bucks so that's more or less what my opinion is worth since we're apparently discussing our medical credentials.
     
  9. CDrex

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    I am a doctor in real life and I say no.

    My doctorate is in chemical engineering, but close enough, amirite?



    More seriously speaking, there is not much to be gained by backseat doctoring on Clutchfans.
     
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    He needs a German doctor
     
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    Like that creepy guy who injects dudes with honey and other random stuff. I hope Les has him on speed dial.
     
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    Are we supposed to answer medical questions now?
     
  13. tinman

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    Can we give him new knees
     
  14. kooguyjohn

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    what he said
     
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    Exactly what I was going to say.
     
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    Incorrect.

    That is not what we should do for Dwight. I've been in the medical field for numerous years and the best way to prevent this situation is as following:

    1. Determine how much bad blood Dwight has.
    2. Drain that amount of blood from Dwights' body. Preferably through his knees.
    3. Find an athlete who is healthy and get some of his blood
    4. Replace Dwight's blood with said athletes'
    5. ???
    6. Profit

    You're welcome.
     
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    There are different treatments based on so called "rat posion "medicine once an accurate diagnose has been established, however , the complication is serious and neeed a close attention. The bad part for athletics in general , they can't risk another injury if they follow this treatment because if they bleed , it would be a mess to stop it.
     
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    yeah i wouldn't be taking rat poison for something unrelated and neither would he
     
  20. Red.Glare

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    None of us are GM's either, but that doesn't stop from thinking we know how to run a team. But of coarse you are correct.
     
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