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    1. How Weight Affects DVT

      Being obese makes you more likely to get a blood clot in a deep vein than people of normal weight.

    2. Complications of Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)

      While not everyone will have trouble, if you have DVT, you're at risk for damage to your veins and organs, and other life-threatening problems.

    3. Symptoms and Tests for Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)

      Symptoms of deep vein thrombosis -- a blood clot, often in your leg -- are similar to many other health problems. And half the time, DVT causes no symptoms.

    4. 10 Questions to Ask Your Doctor About DVT

      What do you need to know after you find out you have DVT? Use this guide to help you talk to your doctor.

    5. How to Choose and Use Compression Stockings

      Compression stockings come in different sizes and strengths to help with different needs. Ask your doctor if you're not sure which options will work best.

    6. What Causes Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)?

      The main cause of DVT is poor blood flow. It gives the cells a chance to stick together and start clotting. Someone whose blood clots easily is also at greater risk.

    7. 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

    8. Warfarin and Vitamin K - Health Tools

      Health Tools help you make wise health decisions or take action to improve your health.Actionsets are designed to help people take an active role in managing a health condition. Warfarin: Taking Your Medicine Safely

    9. Inherited Blood-Clotting Problems - Health Tools

      Health Tools help you make wise health decisions or take action to improve your health.Actionsets are designed to help people take an active role in managing a health condition. Compression Stockings: How to Use Them

    10. Inherited Blood-Clotting Problems - Other Treatment

      Learn about other treatments for deep vein thrombosis.

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