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I will be sleeping on a plane for 6 hours. How can I prevent deep vein thrombosis?

I will be sleeping on a plane for 6 hours. How can I prevent deep vein thrombosis?

Stay Hydrated: I would also recommend that you drink plenty of fluids and avoid alcohol when you fly. Dehydration can increase the lieklyhood of developing a DVT when you fly. ...Read more

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Dr. Ted King
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Deep Venous Thrombosis (Definition)

Deep venous thrombosis is a clot within the deep veins of the leg. The blood clot causes pain and swelling of the calf. This is a concerning condition, because if the clot breaks loose, it can travel to the lung and become lodged there, blocking blood ...Read more


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Is there a natural remedy to prevent deep vein thrombosis in the legs, such as herbs?

Is there a natural remedy to prevent deep vein thrombosis in the legs, such as herbs?

Natto: The Japanese eat a food (natto bean) that contains an enzyme, nattokinase, which lyses fibrin clots. Discuss with your doctor before you take this enzyme. ...Read more

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Can sleeping with your legs crossed cause deep vein thrombosis?

Can sleeping with your legs crossed cause deep vein thrombosis?

Probably not: If you are otherwise healthy with no history of blood clots, recent surgery etc, crossing your legs should not cause dvt. ...Read more

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How can I best prevent pulmonary embolism if i had a deep vein thrombosis?

How can I best prevent pulmonary embolism if i had a deep vein thrombosis?

Need to discuss: This with your doctor. You need to be on blood thinner for at least 6 months. Also have your blood checked to see if it is too thick. Some patients also need an ivc filter ( see radiologyinfo.Org). ...Read more

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I'm terrified the pill is going to give me thread veins and deep vein thrombosis, how can I prevent this?

I'm terrified the pill is going to give me thread veins and deep vein thrombosis, how can I prevent this?

Don't take BCP: Heredity, pregnancy, age, prolonged standing/sitting are risk factors contributing to venous incompetence, and spider veins. Bcp is not a risk factor. Anyone on bcp has increased risk for developing dvt, even if wiith a skin patch. Consider other methods of contraception, and get off the pill is a good preventive maneuver. ...Read more

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What can I do to best prevent pulmonary embolism if I have a deep vein thrombosis?

What can I do to best prevent pulmonary embolism if I have a deep vein thrombosis?

Anticoagulation: As stated anticoagulation of the blood is the treatment for DVT and is effective in preventing pulmonary emboli. Ivc filters should not be thought of as the treatment for dvt. They are useful for patients that can not be anticoagulated due to other diseases. Filters are effective at trapping large embli but do not treat the DVT and do not trap smaller emboli. ...Read more

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Can a tummy tuck cause deep vein thrombosis? I've been told that deep vein thrombosis can happen during or after a tummy tuck. Is this true, and if so, why? How is it prevented? .

Can a tummy tuck cause deep vein thrombosis? I've been told that deep vein thrombosis can happen during or after a tummy tuck. Is this true, and if so, why? How is it prevented?

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Virchow's triad: The tummy tuck itself does not cause the clot but the stasis ( lack of movement) associated with being still under general anesthesia or in the post-operative period. To minimize this using foot pumps during surgery with compression stocking as well as encouraging movement after surgery is prescribed. Blood thinners may be used for high risk patients but not typically advised. ...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?

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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I got pain on both legs that dont let me sleep for about 2 weeks now,no bruising or red,im a 24yrold male,can it be deep vein thrombosis? Help asap :(

I got pain on both legs that dont let me sleep for about 2 weeks now,no bruising or red,im a 24yrold male,can it be deep vein thrombosis? Help asap :(

Mgt: It is possible , but it is usually on one side, unless there are risk factors such as a coagulation disorder. Other considerations include muscular inflammatory conditions. Is there weakness as well? Shortness of breath? ...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


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Sleep (Definition)

Sleep is a topic that involves concepts such as how long it takes to fall asleep, how many times one wakes up at night, how many hours one sleeps at night, sleep stages, ...Read more