Support for Antiphospholipid Syndrome
Antiphospholipid syndrome is a life-long condition that typically requires long-term medication treatment. NYU Langone doctors offer support services to help you manage the symptoms of this condition and prevent any complications.
People with antiphospholipid syndrome need regular medical checkups, so that their doctors can monitor them for complications of the condition and any medication side effects. Doctors also recommend blood tests, which can help determine how well your blood is clotting or if any blood clots have formed. NYU Langone doctors provide ongoing medication management to ensure you are taking a medication dosage that helps to prevent blood clots but doesn’t cause side effects, such as bleeding.
Cigarette smoking greatly increases your risk of blood clots, because it damages blood vessels and raises blood pressure. Quitting smoking also lowers your risk of stroke.
NYU Langone doctors strongly urge you to quit smoking. Our specialists understand that quitting is not easy and offer ways to help you stop smoking through NYU Langone’s Tobacco Cessation Programs.
People with antiphospholipid syndrome may benefit by participating in clinical trials. During a clinical trial, new medications, medical devices, or other treatments are evaluated in a scientifically controlled setting. These research studies are required for regulatory approval of all new therapies in the United States.
NYU Langone doctors maintain an active research program dedicated to investigating new ways to diagnose the condition and new medications that may prove helpful in the treatment of antiphospholipid syndrome. Our experts can help guide you through the enrollment process, if they determine that a trial is a good option for you.