Drinking alcohol can sometimes be a touchy issue between patients and doctors. But when it comes to deep vein thrombosis (DVT), often found in the deep veins of the leg, alcohol is a topic you should discuss with your doctor. Research shows that alcohol itself, in low to moderate amounts, isn’t like
DVT stands for deep vein thrombosis, a blood clot in one of the body’s deep veins, usually deep within the leg. The biggest danger of DVT is that part of the clot could break off and travel to the lungs, where it can cause a blockage known as a pulmonary embolism, or PE, says Marc Passman, director
Being obese makes you more likely than people of normal weight to get a blood clot deep in a vein. The primary danger of this deep-vein thrombosis, or DVT, is that the clot, usually in the leg, can dislodge and travel to the lungs, causing a serious blockage known as a pulmonary embolism, or PE.
A deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is a blood clot in a vein deep in your body. Usually it's in a lower leg, thigh, pelvis, or arm. There aren't always symptoms. If there are, they usually include swelling and sometimes pain and tenderness. “Typically, a person calls saying, ‘I’ve had three or four days o
Blood thinners can save your life when you have DVT. They all have pluses and minuses, talk to your doctor about which one is right for you.
The most commonly used blood thinner is warfarin. It’s also known by its brand name, Coumadin. It needs a lot of monitoring by your doctor to make sure you're
If you’ve had DVT, there are ways to make sure you don’t have complications from it.
The greatest danger from DVT is that the clot will break loose from the vein, travel through the bloodstream, and damage an organ. “The place it gets stuck most commonly is the lungs, and that’s called a pulmonary e
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