Xarelto Lawsuit Columbus Ohio
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How to Prevent Deep Vein Thrombosis
If you have ever had a blood clot before or believe you are at risk of developing a blood clot, you will need to take measures to prevent deep vein thrombosis. This will require lifestyle changes and possible medications. Be sure to take to heart each of the following recommendations. Preventing a blood clot could prolong your life.
Get Up and Move Every Hour or So
You need to keep your blood moving throughout the day. Don’t sit for more than an hour at a time. This means you should get up and walk (at least around the kitchen or up and down the hall once) if you are:
Driving a long distance
Working at a desk
Traveling on an airplane
Watching movies or television
If you are on bed rest, ask your health care provider for suggestions for calf exercises that can keep the blood moving even while on bed rest.
Ask About Blood Thinners if You Know You Are at Risk
If you know you have inherited a disorder that increases your blood’s tendency to clot, ask your doctor about preventative medications. You may be told to take an aspirin a day.
If you are going in for surgery, ask about your risk for blood clotting. Anesthesia can cause dilation of your veins, which can result in pooling of blood (which can cause a clot.) If your veins are injured during surgery, this can also increase the chances of a clot forming. Make sure your doctor knows to watch for this.
Stay Away From Hormone Replacement Therapy and Oral Contraceptives
Both hormone replacement therapy and oral contraceptives can increase your chances of developing deep vein thrombosis. Be sure to talk through the risks before you try either of these.
Manage Your Weight
If you are overweight, you are putting a lot of extra pressure on your veins in the lower half of your body. This can increase the chances that you will develop varicose veins, which can increase your risk for blood clots. Eat healthfully, watch your portions and exercise daily.
Smoking increases your chances of having vein problems in general because it negatively affects vein health. If you smoke, you probably will develop blood circulation problems, which can lead to blood clots.
Wear Compression Hose
Compression hose will help improve your circulation, preventing blood from pooling in your lower body and clotting.
Preventing Deep Vein Thrombosis
Prevention is very valuable when it comes to blood clots. Take your doctor’s suggestions seriously, take medications as instructed and make lifestyle changes to protect yourself from a potentially life-threatening situation.
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