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How to Tell if You are at Risk for Deep Vein Thrombosis
Many people are unaware they have been affected by blood clotting issues until a pulmonary embolism occurs. This occurs when deep vein thrombosis goes untreated and a clot loosens and travels to the lungs. It is not until complications from this occur that patients realize there was an ongoing problem. Unfortunately, by the time other complications arise, it could be too late to solve the problem.
So how do you know if you are at risk for clotting issues? The following issues increase your risk for deep vein thrombosis:
Your parents suffered from clotting problems. Sometimes clotting problems are the result of your current challenges, but deep vein thrombosis can be inherited. This alone is not enough to be a serious problem, but if you suffer from other risk factors, hereditary issues make the problem worse.
You sit for long periods of time or suffer from periods of immobility. If you suffer an injury or illness that leaves you bedridden it increases your risk for clotting issues a great deal. Sitting and laying for long periods of time affects your circulation, making it easier for your blood to form clots. The same is true if you are stuck on a plane or in a car for a long period of time. Though this is unlikely a problem for the average person, it does increase your risk a great deal if you are already prone to clotting issues.
You undergo a surgical procedure. Veins can be damaged during surgery. Anesthesia also increases the likelihood of clotting. If surgery is in your future, be sure to discuss your risk for clotting with your team of healthcare providers.
You are pregnant. Pressure on the veins in your legs increases during pregnancy. Labor and delivery also put you at risk. The increase in risk for deep vein thrombosis can last for up to two months after your baby is born, so incorporate gentle exercise into your pregnancy and in the weeks that follow the birth of your child. If you suffer from clotting problems prior to getting pregnant, your doctor may offer additional suggestions for reducing your risk.
You take birth control pills or other medications that affect your hormones. This includes hormone replacement therapy for women during and after menopause. These medications affect your blood’s ability to clot.
You develop cancer and you are undergoing certain cancer treatments. Both increase the risk of your blood clotting, so be sure to speak with your oncologist about precautions following your diagnosis and during your treatment.
Your risk also increases if you are overweight, as you age, and if you smoke. Lifestyle choices can reduce your risk in each of these cases, so do what you can to maintain good circulation and prevent clotting problems.
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