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What is the best kind of exercise after a blood clot in leg?

What is the best kind of exercise after a blood clot in leg?

Talk to your MD: The clinical judgement of the treating physician is vital in determining your level of activity. Discuss with your physician. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Exercise Or Physical Activity (Definition)

Exercise is a physical activity that is completed to maintain or improve health. Benefits of exercise include weight maintenance, improving mood, increasing energy, preventing or controlling chronic diseases, promoting better sleeping, and improving sex life and libido. ...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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Best medication or other treatment for blood clot in leg?

Best medication or other treatment for blood clot in leg?

Blood thinner: Depending on the clot, your doctor can prescribe a blood thinner (various kinds) vs no treatment. ...Read more

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I had a blood clot in leg that broke away to lung. i stayed in hospital for 4 and 1/2 days. i want to know if it's okay to exercise a bit?

I had a blood clot in leg that broke away to lung. i stayed in hospital for 4 and 1/2 days. i want to know if it's okay to exercise a bit?

Depends: While there are no specific guidelines for when to resume the exercise, it depends on the amount of clot in the lungs and the legs (clot burden), how are your symptoms, and type of exercise you are talking about. Basic idea is not to exert yourself to aggravate the lung function when the clot is fresh, and not to let the fresh clot in the leg to move to the lungs. Light exercises Ok if tolerated. ...Read more

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What kind of condition is a blood clot in the legs or pelvis (d.V.T.)?

DVT: Blood vessels in the leg are generally divided into arteries which carry blood away from the heart and veins which carry blood back to the heart. Arterial clots can cause decreased oxygen downstream leading to pain, gangrene and even amputation. Venous clots can cause leg swelling/pain, and these clots can also travel through the heart to the lungs causing shortness of breath, pain, and even death. ...Read more

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Can I exercise with blood clots in my leg ?

Can I exercise with blood clots in my leg ?

Check with your MD: Generally yes, but each patient should get clearance from the treating physician. It depends on a few things-- how long the clots have been treated, how large the clots are, where they are located, and what your other medical problems are. ...Read more

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I don't exercise I basically sit all day on my phone.. Now I'm scares that I have blood clots in my leg.. Can you feel blood clots, & how can u tell ?

I don't exercise I basically sit all day on my phone.. Now I'm scares that I have blood clots in my leg.. Can you feel blood clots, & how can u tell ?

Doppler test is: a way to determine if you have blood clots. Please see your doc who will determine if you need that test or not. If not, maybe your anxiety is manifesting in fears about you health. This is fairly common and very treatable by a mental health professional. See www.relaxationresponse.org for some self-help also. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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I have a blood clots in my lung and calf of my leg. Am I not allowed to exercise so not to shift the clots upwards?

I have a blood clots in my lung and calf of my leg. Am I not allowed to exercise so not to shift the clots upwards?

Only temporarily: In the short term, it is advisable to avoid strenous activity in an effort to prevent movement of the clots. Generally, after you have been on appropriate blood thinners for a reasonable amount of time, your doctor will clear you to participate in normal levels of activity. In fact, as you recover, activity can help reduce your risk of developing swelling in your legs. ...Read more

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I don't exercise like I should.How to avoid getting blood clots in legs?

I don't exercise like I should.How to avoid getting blood clots in legs?

You don't have to: Exercise(to prevent blood clots) but at least make the effort to get up and about, every hour. You can also utilize seated calf raises to help pump blood out of your legs. ...Read more

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What type of doctor can treat a blood clot in the legs?

What type of doctor can treat a blood clot in the legs?

Vascular surgeon: Usually the diagnosis is made by ultrasound the management with use of anticoagulation is by regular physician. ...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