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Will vitamins help prevent blood clots in the legs?

No

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Dr. Lorne Bigley answered:

Blood clots in the legs, how can i prevent?

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Inactivity is a major risk factor for blood clots in the legs. Also, recent surgery, especially any kind that will make you immobile for a while is a common cause. Usually, surgeons will give medicine to prevent a clot, like heparin. Certain medicines like estrogen in birth control pills also can cause clots. If going on a trip, make sure to get up every hour or so and move the legs.
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Are there vitamins that will prevent or cure blood clots in the legs?

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There are no vitamins or natural therapeutics that will prevent or cure blood clots. DVT's or blood clots in the leg are a serious condition and could lead to death if improperly treated. The only medications that help are the blood thinners like coumadin (warfarin) and Lovenox (low molecular weight heparin).
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Dr. Jerry Light answered:

Will compression stockings prevent signs and symptoms of a blood clot in the leg?

No, probably not

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While compressions stockings should help in the prevention of venous blood clots, their use should not hide or mask the signs and symptoms of a clot if one forms.
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Dr. Jeffrey Hick answered:

Large bruise on back of leg shelf fell on will taking baby asprin help prevent blood clots, during healing process?

Aspirin unnecessary

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Taking aspirin is unnecessary for simple contusions.
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What's considered the best way to help prevent me from getting deep vein thrombosis or blood clots in the legs when I get older?

Routine Activity

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Routine exercise and activity will help to prevent stasis of the blood in the leg veins, one of the predisposing factors for DVT. See your primary doctor for routine yearly exam, and if you have a family history or risk factor history, further testing may be recommended. Varicose veins, swelling can be helpful external signs of venous insufficiency which can be associated with DVT.
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For someone with postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome. Will building big muscles in legs push more blood up and prevent pooling?

POTS

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Exercise is important for maintaining muscle strength and avoiding deconditioning. Though many POTS patients report difficulty exercising, some form of exercise is essential to controlling symptoms and improving the condition. Exercises that improve leg and abdominal strength may aid in improving the muscle pump and preventing pooling of blood in the abdomen and lower extremities.
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Dr. Robert Duhaney answered:

Can I prevent swelling of my feet and legs when I travel long distances? I am perimenopausal, have hypothyroidism and high blood pressure.

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Or at least you can limit the swelling. Keep your legs propped up if possible when sitting. Also use compression stockings on both legs. You may want to talk to your doctor about diuretic.
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Dr. Martin Morell answered:

I have been prescribed knee high compress stockings to prevent blood pooling in my legs. The blood was pooling at my knees now. Should I worry?

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Be too young to have stasis unless you have bad varicose veins. May need intervention from vascular surgeon. Good luck.
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Dr. Randy S. Baker answered:

What natural remedy to prevent blood clots in the lungs when you are traveling?

Nattokinase/Vit E &

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There is significant risk of blood clots in the legs on long flights,which can travel to the lungs. Walking some every hour or two should help. Drink lots of fluids. Wobenzym, Vitalzym, nattokinase & lumbrokinase are the most effective natural blood thinners (any one of these is adequate). Other supplements that prevent clots include Vitamin E, garlic, ginger and turmeric/curcumin.
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