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  1. Deep Vein Thrombosis Causes and Risks

    Learn more from WebMD about deep vein thrombosis, including causes and risk factors.

  2. What Is Deep Vein Thrombosis and a Pulmonary Embolism?

    WebMD explains deep vein thrombosis and its connection to pulmonary embolism.

  3. Treatment for Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)

    Learn more from WebMD about treating deep vein thrombosis.

  4. DVT and the Risk of Pulmonary Embolism

    When you have a deep-vein thrombosis (DVT), you need to treat it to avoid a life-threatening complication: a pulmonary embolism.

  5. How DVT Is Treated

    Doctors have several ways to treat a deep-vein thrombosis (DVT). The most common treatment is a drug called a blood thinner. Blood thinners are also called anticoagulants.

  6. Warfarin and Vitamin K - Topic Overview

    Warfarin is a pill that you take regularly to help prevent blood clots or to keep a clot from getting bigger. Coumadin is the common brand name for warfarin.To ensure that warfarin is effectively thinning your blood, it's important to eat about the same amount of vitamin K every day. Vitamin K normally helps your blood clot so wounds don't bleed too much. Warfarin works against vitamin K, making your blood clot more slowly. So warfarin and vitamin K work against each other in your body. That is why, when you take warfarin, it's important that you not suddenly eat a lot more or a lot less vitamin K-rich food than you usually do.How to get a steady amount of vitamin KIt's up to you how much vitamin K you choose to eat. For example, if you already eat a lot of leafy green vegetables, that's fine. Just keep it about the same amount each day. And if you take a multivitamin that contains vitamin K, be sure you take it every day. Check with your doctor before you make big changes in

  7. Deep Vein Thrombosis - What Increases Your Risk

    Many factors increase your risk for deep vein thrombosis. Some risk factors do not change, such as genetic blood irregularities, while other risk factors may change according to circumstances, such as pregnancy.

  8. Deep Vein Thrombosis - Health Tools

    This health tool will help you make wise health decisions or take action regarding deep vein thrombosis.

  9. Deep Vein Thrombosis - Home Treatment

    Home treatment for deep vein thrombosis focuses on safety while taking anticoagulants because of the increased risk for bleeding. Anticoagulant treatment for a first episode of deep vein thrombosis usually lasts for 3 to 6 months. While you are being trea

  10. Deep Vein Thrombosis - Medications

    Read about drugs used to treat deep vein thrombosis (DVT).

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