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What is the Treatment for Deep Vein Thrombosis?
Deep vein thrombosis can be a serious health issue, but it is possible to treat it effectively. Treatment is typically focused on preventing blood clots from moving to other locations in the body once they form, preventing clots from increasing in size, reducing or preventing pain and swelling, and preventing clots from reforming.
You will need to work with your doctor to create an effective treatment plan, but there are also things you can do at home to maintain healthy circulation and prevent clots from forming.
Treatment begins as soon as you report symptoms of deep thrombosis to your doctor. He or she will order tests to determine if there is a blood clot present. Ideally, a clot is diagnosed before it dislodges from its point of origin and travels to the lung. The presence of a blood clot in the lung is known as pulmonary embolism and can be very serious. If this occurs, your doctor is likely to include a test for deep vein thrombosis during your evaluation. This can help prevent future problems with traveling blood clots.
Once deep vein thrombosis is diagnosed, your doctor can prescribe an anticoagulant medication, which could be heparin or warfarin. Heparin provides immediate action through an injection or IV. Warfarin is given orally and can take several days to take effect. Many patients receive both medications initially, but heparin is stopped once warfarin is in action.
Thombolytic therapy may also be used to dissolve a dangerous blood clot. This process includes medication injected through a needle or fed through a catheter.
Once your medications are stable, your doctor will suggest ongoing, complementary treatments to improve your condition and reduce your risk for future clots. Patients are encouraged to include physical activity in their daily routines to keep circulation healthy.
It is also important to maintain a healthy weight, quit smoking if necessary, avoid long periods of inactivity, such as plane or car rides, and monitor your symptoms carefully. Your doctor may also suggest certain things that will help your medication work effectively, such as monitoring vitamin K levels or avoiding injuries that could result in bleeding.
In most cases, your doctor will re-evaluate your need for continued medication after three months. Though deep vein thrombosis can pose ongoing risk, it may not be necessary to continue medication unless a clot is present. However, it is important to maintain your at-home treatment plan and continue your efforts to improve your circulation, which can help prevent future problems.
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