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will walking, exercising, or physical therapy cause my clots to break lose?

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Dr. Morgan Daul
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Possibly: Please see your physician regarding clotting. If you do in fact have clotting then you should be seen by your primary care physician for work up of a clotting disorder. If not, then your body will break down clots on its own time. Exercise does not necessarily speed up the process.
Dr. Rohit Keswani
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 25 years experience
48 hrs: It depends on where your clots are. For dvt's in the legs, we usually recommend 48 hrs of anticoagulation with blood thinners before beginning physlcal therapy such as walking. You must, however, speak with your medical doctor on this matter, who is probably treating your clots, for advice on when to begin walking/physical therapy.

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Yes: By exercising, you strengthen the heart, you improve oxygenation of the lungs, you increase the red cell mass, and you improve your body's ability to work efficiently when it's oxygen starved. This will serve you when your asthma is worse. It's important that you take steps to control your asthma while exercise. Many olympic athletes are asthmatics--obviously they do just fine.

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