Antiphospholipid Syndrome: Symptoms And Treatment
APS, also known as antiphospholipid syndrome, is an autoimmune disorder in which the immune system of a personâ€™s body accidentally attacks the proteins present in the blood.
A person is diagnosed with APS if he/she experiences one or more episodes of thrombosis or pregnancy loss. 
- Requires a medical diagnosis
- Lab tests or imaging are often required.
- Only women are affected
- Can be both acute and chronic
- Happens to fewer than 1 million people
It is an autoimmune disorder that is associated with the complications during pregnancy. This disorder is classified into two sub-categories -- namely primary and secondary depending on its association with other autoimmune disorders.
Ages affected - Between 20 - 30 - Often; between 30 - 40 - more often; 40 and above - less.
Symptoms of APS may include a severe pain in the chest area and the inability to breathe properly.
People may experience the following:
Pain areas â€“ Chest pain
Respiratory - Blood clots along with shortness of breath
Skin issues â€“ Discoloration of the skin
Self Care: For chest pain or supported breathing, lying on the back and taking controlled breathes can be helpful.
Medications: For other areas of pain, anti-inflammatory drugs are the best option.
Specialists: Those who are diagnosed with APS should consult a physician immediately. At mfine, we are in for a big treat for our customers since we have a wide range of services to keep you healthy and active.