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Thrombosis and Thrombophilia

Thrombosis is the formation of a blood clot (thrombus) inside a blood vessel, which causes the veins to narrow, thus blocking the blood flow. If a thrombus breaks loose, it can e.g. cause a stroke or heart attack. Thrombophilia is the tendency to thrombosis and has either inherited or acquired causes.1

Migraine with Aura and Contraception

A migraine with aura is different from a “normal” migraine, as it is preceded by disturbed sensory perception. This may include disorders of the sense of smell, visual disturbances, acroparaesthesia as well as neurological symptoms, speech disorder and paralytic symptoms. The symptoms of aura normally disappear once the migraine hits.

Migraine with Aura

Determining Cervical Mucus

The quality and amount of cervical mucus varies from woman to woman and can change due to age, lifestyle and diet. However, cervical discharge undergoes certain stages over the course of a menstrual cycle, which are similar in every woman. These variations are indicators for the respective cycle phase as well as ovulation.
The great thing about monitoring your mucus is that it gets much easier after some time practising. Determining and analysing cervical fluid is a matter of experience that needs to be combined with general knowledge of cervical mucus.

documenting cervical mucus