Internal Bleeding (cont.)
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Internal bleeding covers many organ systems and situations. Disease and injury prevention is the basis of maintaining a healthy lifestyle.
Cornerstones of prevention include preventing heart attack and stroke by controlling high blood pressure, diabetes and high cholesterol.
Injury prevention includes wearing appropriate safety equipment for the activity involved and avoiding risky behaviors like drinking and driving.
Preventing alcohol-related diseases can help prevent a significant cause of internal bleeding.
Individuals taking medication that predispose them to internal (and external) bleeding should take extra precautions to avoid any trauma; moreover, they should continue to get routine blood tests (INR, PT, CBC's) to see if they are appropriately medicated and assure they are not bleeding internally.
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