What is antiphospholipid syndrome?
Antiphospholipid syndrome (AS) is a type of autoimmune disease where the body attacks its own phospholipids which are found in all living cells. The lining of blood vessels or the blood cells themselves can be impacted which makes this a serious medical condition. It makes the blood thicker and the person affected becomes more at risk for clotting problems in the arteries and veins.
Who can develop antiphospholipid syndrome?
This form of autoimmune disease is more commonly seen in young females usually around the ages of 30 to 40.
Where does antiphospholipid syndrome occur?
Antiphospholipid syndrome can cause serious blood clots in the brain, lungs, legs, and kidneys.