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Preventing Deep Vein Thrombosis with Lifestyle Changes
Deep vein thrombosis is a condition that occurs when blood clots form in deep veins, usually in the legs. It might happen in response to surgery or another medical procedure, but it can also occur when people suffer from poor circulation or have limited movement. There are things that can be done to prevent blood clots from forming, so if you are at risk because of heredity or life circumstances, speak with your doctor about the following:
Your doctor will want to monitor you closely if you are at risk, especially after certain life events. For instance, if you are pregnant or experience an injury that limits your mobility, your risk increases. Certain medical tests may recommended to determine if clots are forming.
Physical activity improves circulation. If you do not currently include exercise in your daily routine, you should. If you neglect exercise because of an injury or illness, work with your doctor or physical therapist to design a movement routine to help prevent blood clots. Even gentle in-place movement or walking can be enough to prevent clots from forming.
Obesity can increase your risk for deep vein thrombosis. In addition to adding exercise to your routine, change your diet and do whatever is necessary to reach and maintain a healthy weight.
Compression stockings squeeze the legs, which enhances circulation. They are often worn after surgical procedures, but can be an effective tool for people who are at risk for deep vein thrombosis.
Your doctor will determine whether or not and for how long medication is necessary. If medication is prescribed there are things you can do to enhance the effects of prescription drugs. Also speak with your doctor about vitamin K. Let your doctor know about any supplements you are taking while on anticoagulant medication and speak with him or her about your diet. It can be helpful to keep a diet journal to review with your doctor so he or she knows everything you are eating.
Chances are your doctor will prescribe medication if a blood clot forms, but this may only be used on a temporary basis. There are things you can do to prevent future clots from forming, so medication is needed as little as possible. Lifestyle changes can also reduce the need for surgery to treat extremely large clots. Like most issues, the healthier you are overall the lower your risk for battling specific problems. If you experience a temporary heightened risk for deep vein thrombosis, good overall health helps you speed your recovery and get moving sooner, shortening your at-risk time.