HOME >> MEDICINE >> NEWS
Extreme Fatigue Increases Risk Of Blood Clot Formation

In the months before a heart attack, many people feel extremely tired. A new study suggests that people with this kind of exhaustion have elevated measures of blood clot formation.

The blood-clotting process plays an important role in heart attacks. This study indicates that an increased tendency to develop blood clots may be a link by which exhaustion relates to a future heart attack.

Fatigue, increased irritability, and feelings of demoralization are characteristic of "vital exhaustion," according to Willem Kop, a psychologist at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, Maryland, and his colleagues at the Cardiovascular Research Institute in Maastricht, the Netherlands.

The blood-clotting process involves two main components: factors that promote clot formation (coagulation) and factors that remove blood clots (fibrinolysis). "The relationship between vital exhaustion and risk of myocardial infarction may in part be mediated by an imbalance between blood coagulation and fibrinolysis," the scientists conclude in the May-June issue of Psychosomatic Medicine.

Blood was tested twice in a three-month period for fibrinolysis and coagulation factors in healthy volunteers. Initial psychological assessments were made in 334 men, and a group of 15 exhausted volunteers was selected. Exhausted subjects evidenced impaired fibrinolysis (higher levels of plasminogen activator inhibitor-1) compared to non-exhausted individuals.

This finding is consistent with previous research demonstrating increased blood clotting factors among chronically stressed individuals. The strength of the study lies in the careful psychological selection of the subjects. Although vital exhaustion is similar to depression in some ways, it does not include the feelings of intense sadness, guilt, and low self-esteem. These features of depression were not present in the exhausted group that was examine
'"/>

Contact: Willem J. Kop, PhD
wjkop@mx3.usuhs.mil
(301) 295-9675
Center for the Advancement of Health
22-May-1998


Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Extreme exertion, emotion can spark repeat heart attacks
2. Extreme precipitation linked to waterborne disease outbreaks
3. Extreme Prematurity Brings Two-Fold Increase In Risk Of Repeating A Grade, Needing Special Education
4. Scientists Create Extremely Sensitive Test For Detecting Radiation Damage
5. The National Comprehensive Cancer Network recognizes National Cancer Fatigue Awareness Day
6. Fatigue may be red flag for postpartum depression
7. NIAID funds three Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) Research Centers
8. Anabolic Steroids May Help Dialysis Patients Fight Fatigue And Gain Lean Body Mass
9. Cochlear Implant Increases Access To Mainstream Education
10. Misdiagnosis Looms As Demand Increases For New Breast Cancer Biopsy
11. Hardening Of The Aorta Increases The Risk Of Stroke

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:4/29/2016)... ... 2016 , ... In an article published April 16th on the ... and lip injections, which she underwent in order to feel more at home at ... Festival. The article explains that Ms. Mirmelli’s situation is not unique; many plastic surgeons ...
(Date:4/29/2016)... ... April 29, 2016 , ... ... Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) that it has received accreditation for its ... accreditation of three residency programs that Memorial is currently pursuing, including Pediatrics and ...
(Date:4/29/2016)... ... , ... Our bodies are bombarded daily by environmental and lifestyle factors that ... is to adopt a more healthful diet, but too many people think that food ... Nutritionist and the creator of the Newport Beach Cleanse and 14-Day Eating Plan, disagrees ...
(Date:4/29/2016)... , ... April 29, 2016 , ... ... heart of our nation’s productivity, stability, even security. Most importantly, employees are the ... , Then why are American workers so unhappy? , Just under half of ...
(Date:4/29/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... April 29, 2016 , ... ... student loans more flexibility in repaying their loans, more information about their loan ... time when total outstanding student loan debt, including federal and private loans, has ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:4/28/2016)... Florida , April 28, 2016 ... the development of innovative peptide and gene-based immunotherapeutics and vaccines ... it will be presenting at the 3rd Annual Growth ... - 5 th , 2016 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, ... 8.00 am on Wednesday, May 4 th by Dr. ...
(Date:4/27/2016)... Inc. (Nasdaq: HOLX ) announced today ... quarter ended March 26, 2016.  GAAP diluted earnings ... non-GAAP diluted EPS of $0.47 increased 14.6%.  Revenue ... basis, and 6.3% on a constant currency basis.  ... highlighted by 14.6% growth in non-GAAP EPS," said ...
(Date:4/27/2016)...   , ... le trimestre, soutenu par une croissance de +42% ... de +16% des ventes aux hôpitaux et cliniques  ... (Euronext : MKEA, FR0010609263 ; OTCQX : MKEAY), inventeur de Cellvizio®, ... chiffre d,affaires pour le premier trimestre clos au ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
Cached News: