Doctors: Empress Emerita does not need medication for now

NHK -- Aug 27
Doctors have decided that Japan's Empress Emerita Michiko does not need medication for now for the blood clot in her leg.

The Imperial Household Agency said the Empress Emerita, who is 87, visited the Imperial Household Hospital at the Imperial Palace on Friday morning.

Agency officials said she was diagnosed with deep-vein thrombosis in her right calf last week.

Following an examination, it was decided that she does not need medication nor other treatment at the moment. Doctors say her thrombosis is a relatively low-risk type in which blood clots form in a vein below the knee. They say they will keep monitoring her conditions.

The officials said the Empress Emerita will continue to drink water regularly and do light exercises, including daily morning and late afternoon walks. ...continue reading

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