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What precautions should I take for DVT ?

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Dr. Bradley Thomas
Surgery - Vascular
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In brief: Depends.

Do you already have a dvt? If so, then blood thinners are a must.
Are you having surgery and want to minimize risk? Ask your doctor if you will be receiving what's called prophylaxis, or preventive medicine, before your surgery. If you aren't, ask why. Also, as soon as your doctor or nurses give you the okay to get up and move around following surgery, do it. 4 times a day or more is best.

In brief: Depends.

Do you already have a dvt? If so, then blood thinners are a must.
Are you having surgery and want to minimize risk? Ask your doctor if you will be receiving what's called prophylaxis, or preventive medicine, before your surgery. If you aren't, ask why. Also, as soon as your doctor or nurses give you the okay to get up and move around following surgery, do it. 4 times a day or more is best.
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Dr. John Landi
Phlebology
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In brief: DVT Prophylaxis

Basic precautions to help prevent DVT include keeping weight down and keeping physically fit.
Also, wear support hose when flying or driving greater than 2 hours. When flying, stay well hydrated, get up to move every 2 hours and take a baby aspirin the night before the flight. If you are at increased risk for DVT then there are other precautions that may be necessary such as anticoagulation.

In brief: DVT Prophylaxis

Basic precautions to help prevent DVT include keeping weight down and keeping physically fit.
Also, wear support hose when flying or driving greater than 2 hours. When flying, stay well hydrated, get up to move every 2 hours and take a baby aspirin the night before the flight. If you are at increased risk for DVT then there are other precautions that may be necessary such as anticoagulation.
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