Eleven Tips to reduce your risk of DVT
The root cause of a Pulmonary Embolism (sometimes called a Lung Clot) is a blood clot in the artery of an extremity, most often the leg. When the clot is in the leg, it’s called Deep Vein Thrombosis, or DVT. If the clot breaks free and travels through your circulatory system, it can block the flow of oxygen-rich blood to the lungs, which causes the Pulmonary Embolism, creating an emergency medical situation. Ideally, you want to reduce the risk of Pulmonary Embolism by reducing your risk of DVT, before the clot breaks free.
Below are ten tips to help you reduce the risk of DVT, or if you have already had a DVT, reduce the risk of another in the future. Start by talking to your doctor about your risk, and how these tips can help.