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Could reducing my weight reduce my chance for a dvt?

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Dr. Craig Brown
Internal Medicine - Pulmonology
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In brief: DVT

There are many risk factors for dvt.
One known risk factor is obesity. Yes, weight loss in a obese patient could result in less of a risk of dvt. There are many other risk factors including but not excluding smoking, prolonged immobilization, certain medications, and genetic risks.

In brief: DVT

There are many risk factors for dvt.
One known risk factor is obesity. Yes, weight loss in a obese patient could result in less of a risk of dvt. There are many other risk factors including but not excluding smoking, prolonged immobilization, certain medications, and genetic risks.
Dr. Craig Brown
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In brief: Likely

If you are obese and sedentary, weight loss and exercize can reduce risk.
There are other factors which may play a role as well.

In brief: Likely

If you are obese and sedentary, weight loss and exercize can reduce risk.
There are other factors which may play a role as well.
Dr. Creighton Wright
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Dr. John Landi
Phlebology

In brief: Weight and DVT.

Being heavy may lead to inactivity and a more sedentary life style which could make you more prone to developing a DVT but extra weight by itself does not increase your risk of developing DVT.
The 3 common causes of DVT are venous stasis, hyper coagulability and vein vessel wall injury not overweight.

In brief: Weight and DVT.

Being heavy may lead to inactivity and a more sedentary life style which could make you more prone to developing a DVT but extra weight by itself does not increase your risk of developing DVT.
The 3 common causes of DVT are venous stasis, hyper coagulability and vein vessel wall injury not overweight.
Dr. John Landi
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