Dial 112 for emergency support whenever you experience any of these
The chances of DVT is higher in persons who smoke, or are overweight, obese, living with cancer
or those who may have had surgery. It also includes pregnant women, ageing persons. It thrives in non active periods such as long travels, prolonged bed rest
A lot of the time people do not get any initial warning sign but if they do swelling, redness, tenderness and pain around the area of the clot are common.
Surgery, injury, the immune system or other conditions that can damage the inner lining of the vein may cause DVT. Blood clots can be easily formed in Persons with genetic disorders or too much estrogen in their system .Thick or slow flowing blood may form a clot,
The d-dimer blood test may also be necessary
To aid blood flow to the heart and reduce swelling and pain, raise your feet or legs
from the floor when sitting.
Regular exercise is key, avoid been inactive for too long. This helps you stay healthy and reduce the risk of DVT
There are several treatment options available including medications, but it is advisable to consult your doctor and not indulge in self medication, some of the medications used may have side effects hence will require your physicians diagnosis.
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