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What to do for blood clots in my leg?

What to do for blood clots in my leg?

This is a medical : Emergency and you should go straight to the er. ...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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What can I do to avoid a blood clot in the leg on an airplane?

What can I do to avoid a blood clot in the leg on an airplane?

Avoid stasis: Veins return blood from the legs to the heart. Gravity causes pooling of blood in the legs. Contraction of the calf muscles pumps the blood thru the veins. Flexing your calf muscles while sitting in your seat helps. Standing up and walking also helps. ...Read more

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Managing Restless Leg Syndrome (Checklist)

See a vein specialist
Once
Wear support stockings
Daily
Check cholesterol medications
Once
Exercise
30 Min, Daily, forever
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What do you do if you have blood clots in the leg?

What do you do if you have blood clots in the leg?

Get help Immediately: This is a dangerous situation which needs immediate care. You will need bed rest, Heparin followed up with oral anti-coagulant medications. How do you know you have blood clots? Was it diagnosed by a physician? ...Read more

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Had deep vein thrombosis and blood clot in leg veins. Should I be worried?

Had deep vein thrombosis and blood clot in leg veins. Should I be worried?

Yes - w/o treatment: Dvt can break free from your deep veins, travel through your bloodstream, and lodge in your lungs. This clot can block blood flow in your lungs, which can strain your heart and lungs. This pulmonary embolism is a medical emergency. Dvt can also lead to chronic vein problems and swelling treatment with blood thinners is very effective in reducing risk. Compression stocking also recommended. ...Read more

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Managing Restless Leg Syndrome (Checklist)

Have your iron level checked
Once
Take medication as prescribed
Once
Reduce caffeine intake
Once
Quit smoking
Once
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Deep vein thrombosis with blood clot in leg vein in pregnancy. How long do I need to take medicine for it?

Deep vein thrombosis with blood clot in leg vein in pregnancy. How long do I need to take medicine for it?

3 months: I would recommend that you are treated for a minimum of 3 months post pregnancy with anti-coagulation. You should also wear your compression stockings for 2 to 3 years. This can decrease your risk of developing post thrombotic syndrome which is when the valves in the deep veins do not work and you have chronic swelling and pain. ...Read more

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What do blood clots in your legs look like?

What do blood clots in your legs look like?

Swelling: You can experience pain, swelling & redness. A palpable cord can be seen as the clot forms in a vein. ...Read more

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Managing Restless Leg Syndrome (Checklist)

Take a hot bath
once every night
Exercise
daily
Massage
weekly
Avoid caffeine
daily

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