Wednesday, February 28, 2018 by Janine Acero
Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is a blood clot that forms in a vein – typically in the lower leg or thigh, but it can also occur in the arms. This blood clot becomes dangerous if a piece of the blood clot breaks off or travels through the bloodstream, through the heart and the pulmonary arteries. This piece of the blood clot blocks a major blood vessel in the lung, causing the condition known as pulmonary embolism. Some people aren’t aware of having DVT until they show symptoms of pulmonary embolisms, such as shortness of breath, pain with breathing, and coughing up blood.
Some risk factors for developing these dangerous blood clots include:
Not all patients with DVT show any symptoms at all, and these are sometimes mistaken for other conditions. Other common signs of a blood clot in the leg are pain, swelling, muscle tenderness, warmth and redness of the arm or leg.
DVT affects the lungs and the respiratory system in general.
DVT is a serious health condition, but certain home remedies can be used to reduce its symptoms. The following are some foods that can help prevent DVT. Consult with a healthcare provider about how to best utilize these food items for best results.
Treatment typically involves taking anticoagulants, as well as medicines to ease pain and inflammation. Keeping the affected area raised and applying heat can also help. If you are taking a long car or plane trip, take a break, walk or stretch your legs and drink plenty of liquids.
Regular exercise helps lower your risk of blood clots and DVT and promotes overall health. Moderate daily exercise helps improve blood circulation and helps fight obesity, one of the risk factors of DVT.
You don’t have to choose a rigorous weight training. You can try to focus on walking and mild aerobic exercises:
Consult a healthcare provider for an exercise plan that is suitable for your condition.
Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is a blood clot that forms in a vein in the limbs or extremities. This blood clot blocks a major blood vessel in the lung, causing the condition known as pulmonary embolism.
One of the main risk factors for DVT is prolonged immobility such as bed rest and long travels by car or airplane.
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