Xarelto Lawsuit Madison Wisconsin
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How to Reduce Your Risk for Deep Vein Thrombosis
Deep vein thrombosis can be a serious health problem. It occurs when a blood clot forms in a deep vein in the body, usually in the leg. Though it is possible for the clot to dissolve on its own, there is also a chance it could dislodge from the point of origin and create problems elsewhere in the body. Anyone can struggle with blood clots, but there are certain risks factors you should understand.
Some risk factors are difficult to control. Deep vein thrombosis can be hereditary or caused by genetic blood irregularities. Some blood disorders are passed from parents to children, so if either of your parents suffering from clotting disorders you will want to monitor your risk.
In addition to uncontrollable factors, there are a number of other things that can trigger the formation of a clot. These include injury, surgery, immobility, cancer, certain cancer treatments, paralysis, and the use of a central venous catheter.
In addition to uncontrollable risk factors, there are also a number of things you can do to reduce your risk. If you are at risk, you will want to speak with your doctor about the following:
Avoiding long road trips or plane rides
Safely treating heart disease and varicose veins
Maintaining a healthy weight
Using certain types of birth control
Using hormone therapy
Smoking cessation, if necessary
The risk for developing deep vein thrombosis can also increase during pregnancy, especially in the period shortly after birth. If you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant, speak with your doctor about your risk for developing blood clots.
What Can Be Done?
There are preventative measures that can be used to prevent blood clots, especially during periods of heightened risk. For instance, if you become pregnant, need to undergo surgery, or suffer an injury that requires bed rest during recovery, your doctor can prescribe anticoagulants to prevent clotting.
In addition to medication, there are also things you can do to prevent deep vein thrombosis during times of heightened risk. Speak with your doctor about a safe exercise program. Even during recovery, it is possible to do gentle exercises to improve the circulation in your legs. Compression stockings are also an effective tool for promoting circulation. Remember, the sooner you are up and moving after an injury or procedure the lower your risk for deep vein thrombosis. Work with your doctors and physical therapists during your recovery period to ensure there will be no complications while your body is healing.
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