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Can you prevent post-thrombotic syndrome (PTS)?

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Prevent blood clots after surgery. Use compression stockings or compression devices as directed after any procedure, especially while you�re in bed at the hospital or at home.

Stop clots from coming back. Take blood thinners as your doctor tells you so a new clot doesn�t form.

Lose weight if you�re overweight.

Get regular checkups.

SOURCES:

VascularCures.org: “What Is Post-Thrombotic Syndrome (PTS)?”

National Blood Clot Alliance: “Post-Thrombotic Syndrome.”

Cedars-Sinai Hospital: “Post-Thrombotic Syndrome.”

American Society of Hematology: “How I Treat in Brief: Managing Post-Thrombotic Syndrome.”

Reviewed by Carmelita Swiner on March 20, 2020

SOURCES:

VascularCures.org: “What Is Post-Thrombotic Syndrome (PTS)?”

National Blood Clot Alliance: “Post-Thrombotic Syndrome.”

Cedars-Sinai Hospital: “Post-Thrombotic Syndrome.”

American Society of Hematology: “How I Treat in Brief: Managing Post-Thrombotic Syndrome.”

Reviewed by Carmelita Swiner on March 20, 2020

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