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Blood clots in the legs, how can I prevent?

Blood clots in the legs, how can I prevent?

Stay active: 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. ...Read more

Blood Clot (Definition)

A blood clot or thrombus is the final step of the coagulation cascade. It is a good thing when your body is trying to stop blood loss, however a blood clot can form in the veins after prolonged periods of immobility. This type of like ...Read more


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Can vitamins stop blood clots in the legs?

Can vitamins stop blood clots in the legs?

Uncertain: I am unaware of any vitamins that are as potent as meds such as aspirin, Coumadin (warfarin) or plavix. However, there is data showing that supplements such as fish oil, vitamin e, and vitamin c have some blood thinning properties. Regardless, addressing the reason for blood clots in the legs is very important. Dealing with weight, immobility, and inflammation in the blood vessels is crucial for prevention. ...Read more

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How to increase blood circulation in legs after gangrene?

How to increase blood circulation in legs after gangrene?

Ambulate: You asked how to increase blood circulation after gangrene. You have concerns about low blood pressure in the legs. The best advise would be to walk as much as you can tolerate. We know that patients who start an exercise program of walking until the feel pain i the legs are able to increase their walking overtime. These patients improve their circulation. ...Read more

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How serious are blood clots in the legs or thighs?

How serious are blood clots in the legs or thighs?

Very serious: A blood clot in the leg has the potential to break free and float up to the right side of the heart, and into one of the lungs. This is potentially fatal. The risk is a lot higher if the clot is in the deep veins of the thigh, and less if it is in the calf. Superficial vein clots are not dangerous. If you have a clot in the deep vein of the thigh, you'll need blood thinning drugs like coumadin (warfarin). ...Read more

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How do you treat the complications resulting from blood clots in the leg and kidney?

How do you treat the complications resulting from blood clots in the leg and kidney?

Anti-coagulants: These help your body's natural clot dissolving mechanisms work more efficiently, and they reduce the formation of additional clots. ...Read more

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What can I do to prevent developing blood clots when traveling?

What can I do to prevent developing blood clots when traveling?

Nattokinase/Vit E &: 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. ...Read more

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How to prevent tiredness in the patients having blood clot in brain???

How to prevent tiredness in the patients having blood clot in brain???

Limited: there are limited drugs available for fatigue. provigil and nuvigil safest and most reliable, but insurance companies hate these drugs for some reason. all fatigue is treated the same, no matter what the cause, assuming that you have done what you could for the cause. ...Read more

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Do blood clots from varacose veins stay in your legs?

Do blood clots from varacose veins stay in your legs?

No: Blood clots in your leg veins either dissolve away with time or scar down and obliterate the vein. The larger the vein the more likely the clot is to dissolve naturally. This may take several months and will happen from the inside out so that the vein may feel hard and thick until the process is complete. ...Read more

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How to increase blood circulation in leggs?

How to increase blood circulation in leggs?

Gradual exercise: Although some medications and surgical procedures can restore compromised leg blood circulation, progressive exercise may stimulate "collateral" circulation. Unfortunately there may be genetic factors involved as well, since not all patients have ability to form new vessels. ...Read more

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What causes a blood clot in heart. How long will it take for heparin to break up the blood clot?

What causes a blood clot in heart. How long will it take for heparin to break up the blood clot?

Variable: Acute heart attack and surface clot quite quickly! atrial fibrillation/ mitral vale may develop more slowly. Heart failure and enlarged chambers. Heparin reduces progression, but natural clot lysis occurs over time naturally or with lyric agents. ...Read more

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How can someone prevent blood clots from happening.

How can someone prevent blood clots from happening.

Some prevention tips: Blood clots are more likely to happen in people with a genetic or medical problem that increases the chance of clots developing. Avoiding dehydration and spending long periods of time sitting (like in long car or airplane trip) or spending too much time lying in bed (if sick or after surgery) will reduce the chance of blood clots forming ...Read more

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How much risky to have blood clot in left leg due to lupus?

How much risky to have blood clot in left leg due to lupus?

All dvts are sreious: Deep vein thrombosis is always serious no matter what the cause and should be treated with anticoagulants. Dont know if you have lupus the disease or a lupus antibody which would make you more at risk of developing clots. If you have a hypercoaguable state(a tendency to form clots) you may have to stay on anticoagulants such as warfarin for your entire life. ...Read more

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How can blood clots develop in the body?

How can blood clots develop in the body?

Coagulation: Blood clotting is a process called coagulation that prevents excessive bleeding when blood vessels injured. Platelet (a type of blood cell) and proteins in plasma (the liquid part of blood) work together to form a clot over the injury. Typically, body will naturally dissolve the blood clot after the injury has healed. ...Read more

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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: 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. ...Read more

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8 hour drive to Texas. How often should I stop to stretch legs and prevent risk of blood clot?

8 hour drive to Texas. How often should I stop to stretch legs and prevent risk of blood clot?

Every two hours: You should take a break every two hours or more often. Drink enough water so that you urine is watery and you need to pee in about two hours. ...Read more

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Blood filter for blood clot put in leg. How long will it have to be there?

Blood filter for blood clot put in leg. How long will it have to be there?

Blood filter?: Blood filters are usually permanent unless there is a problem. ...Read more

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Does HIV cause blood clots in your legs?

Does HIV cause blood clots in your legs?

Not per se: HIV infection by itself does not cause blood clots in legs, however, advanced HIV infection causes a whole lot of other disorders that my predispose a person to blood clots. ...Read more

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Can aspirin dissolve blood clots in the legs?

Can aspirin dissolve blood clots in the legs?

No: Aspirin can inhibit coagulation of blood in the legs, but once a clot forms it will not dissolve the clot. At that point "blood thinners" are the treatment. ...Read more