On Thursday, NHL players will be on the ice for the first time since the lockout ended in September.
The league is expected to hold its annual general managers meetings later this month.
They’ll be looking for solutions to the team’s myriad health issues.
Here’s what you need to know about the league’s health issues in 2017-18.1.
Blood pressure is an easy target for sports medicine The average NHL player is more than six times as likely to have blood pressure problems than those in other sports, according to a 2016 study.
In addition to being one of the league to suffer the most in the study, the Pittsburgh Penguins were also the least likely to see their blood pressure rise.
“There are a lot of factors that can cause the increase in blood pressure,” Dr. Mark Davenport, an assistant professor of medicine at Duke University, told ABC News.
Players are at risk of developing blood clots A 2016 study published in the American Journal of Sports Medicine found that about half of NHL players had a blood clot in their leg. “
And when you’re getting your blood pressure elevated, it’s very easy to get your blood pressures elevated by eating too much of both of those things.”2.
Players are at risk of developing blood clots A 2016 study published in the American Journal of Sports Medicine found that about half of NHL players had a blood clot in their leg.
A high risk of blood clotting is linked to high blood pressure and high cholesterol.
“This was a group of athletes that had very high blood pressures, and they were very susceptible to a blood cloth,” Daventon told ABC.
“They were having a lot to do with high cholesterol, and high blood clotting.”3.
A blood pressure test may not be as accurate as it used to beIn a 2015 study, researchers found that the blood pressure cuff on a hockey player’s knee could take three weeks to completely clear, and that a blood pressure scan could only detect a positive reading on a blood test.
However, a 2017 study showed that the cuff on the players leg was able to clear the blood in about two weeks.4.
If you’re playing, get a blood draw If you don’t have a blood glucose meter, the team doctor can order a blood sample and send it to a lab for analysis.
Once the results come back, the doctor can then decide whether to send the results to the NHL.
“It’s very difficult to get a positive result on a positive test, so that’s one of those ways that the league can get a more accurate diagnosis of your condition,” Drazoski told ABCNews.
“But the blood test is really important to understand what’s going on with your condition.”5.
The NHL has no blood testing for heart disease and high-risk conditionsLike many other professional sports, the NHL uses an independent laboratory to determine whether to approve a player for participation in the league.
It’s the same way a doctor would order a new test for someone with a heart attack or stroke.
“If a player has a heart problem and we’re unsure if that player has any symptoms of a heart condition, we have no blood tests,” said Daven of Duke.
“We don’t use blood tests.
We don’t even know what blood tests are, because we don’t do them.”6.
There are more than 300 million people living with a high blood cholesterol levelThe NHL’s 2017-2018 budget will include $2.3 billion for new equipment and facilities, $3.3 million for the development of a new player health and wellness program, and $1.6 billion for health care for players.
In total, the league is proposing a total of $3 billion in spending.
The money will go toward things like a new concourse, additional seating for arenas, new ice, new training equipment, and new equipment for the team doctors.7.
If blood pressure increases, you may need to get surgeryTo make sure blood pressure is normal, you’ll likely need to have your blood drawn.
However this can be difficult, because there are so many different types of blood tests, some of which require you to have a specific needle and syringe.
If your blood sugar is elevated, you could need to undergo an MRI.8.
The blood pressure can spike in the middle of the nightThe NHL is using a new, sophisticated computer system to analyze blood pressure data, which is more accurate than what was previously used.
“The computer system is very sophisticated and can detect very high levels of pressure,” Davoski said.
“A lot of times it will detect that there is an increase in pressure.”9.
You may need blood transfusionsIf you have blood clotted, your doctor will need to administer blood transfusion.
In the US, blood transfused into a patient’s veins is considered a safer alternative to injecting the patient. However in