Fat Embolism: Things to Know About Fat Embolism

Fat Embolism: What Does It Mean? – A lot of people are now looking for the phrase “Fat Embolism” after watching House’ season finale.

After researching for it, it turns out that Fat Embolism is a condition where in fats enter the circulatory system because of a physical trauma or a surgery. One of the most common examples of a fat embolism happens when a bone was fractured. The Fat Embolism here happens when fatty bone marrow enters the blood stream and causes blockage to the continuous blood flow.

Symptoms of Fat Embolism according to medical studies include pulmonary, neurological, dermatological, and haematological conditions. I guess this is one of the consequences of being fat. Therefore, we should then take good care of our health most especially our bones not to have fractures or trauma.

Below is an picture of a Fat Embolism. You can clearly see the accumulation of fat globules in the blood stream which can cause severe health conditions.

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