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Causes of Deep Vein Thrombosis
One of the scariest medical problems a person can have is something serious that can go
undetected. Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is one of those problems. Over half of the individuals
who suffer from deep vein thrombosis never have physical symptoms to indicate that there is
any sort of problem.
If deep vein thrombosis is left untreated, it can lead to complications such as a pulmonary
embolism. Pulmonary embolisms can cause death in many cases. As with any serious medical
condition, it is important that we know the causes of the issue so we can prevent it if
possible. Let’s look at all of the causes of deep vein thrombosis from the common to the
uncommon to better understand how to prevent this in the future.
Common Causes of Deep Vein Thrombosis
Usually, surgery is the most common cause of deep vein thrombosis. Surgeries that are major
in the areas of the abdomen, chest, knee, hip, calf or leg area put a person most at risk.
Surgeries that require restriction of blood flow to any part of your body can also increase
your chances of getting deep vein thrombosis. Knee and hip replacements are also among the
most common surgeries that can cause DVT.
Surgery increases your chances of DVT because things like tissue, fats or proteins can move
into the veins after surgery. The walls of veins may also become damaged during surgery which
can release substances in the veins that make your blood clot more easily. If you have a long
period of bed rest after surgery, this inactivity can also increase your risk of developing
Other Causes of Deep Vein Thrombosis
Besides surgery, there are some other aspects that research has led doctors to believe could
be risk factors for developing DVT. Those could include:
Cancer (even if you are undergoing treatment)
Inflammatory bowel disease
Pregnancy, birth and especially cesarean section surgery
Injury to the body that can restrict blood flow (hip or leg fracture, etc)
Blood clotting disorder
Swollen varicose veins
Hormone replacement therapy or the use of oral contraception
History of having a pulmonary embolism or DVT
History of having congestive heart failure, heart attack or stroke
A spinal cord injury that lead to paralysis
Who is at Risk?
Those who are of advanced age seem to be most at risk of developing DVT. If you are a person
who smokes and has one of the other risk factors listed above, you might be at greater risk
of developing DVT. Research has found that taking birth control like Yaz in combination with
smoking greatly increases your chances for developing DVT, especially if you are over 30.
If you have any of the risk factors listed above, it is a good idea to talk to your doctor at
the first sign that you think something is out of the ordinary. They have diagnostic tools
they can use to determine if you have DVT and go from there on how to treat it properly.
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