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How can you avoid getting more clots if you have deep vein thrombosis?

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Most things you do to treat deep vein thrombosis will also help prevent it, including taking medication and wearing compression stockings. If you're carrying extra pounds, work on losing weight. If you're a smoker, quit. When you have to sit for a long time, such as on a plane or car trip, get up and walk around every hour or two to keep your blood moving. At least flex your calf muscles and feet to boost your circulation.

From: What You Can Do About DVT WebMD Medical Reference

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Charles Cutler, MD, chairman, American College of Physicians’ board of regents; internist, Norristown, PA.

CDC: "Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) / Pulmonary Embolism (PE) - Blood Clot Forming in a Vein," "Treatments of DVT and PE," "Facts."

National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute: "How is Deep Vein Thrombosis Treated?"

FDA: "Generic Enoxaparin Questions and Answers."

Reviewed by Louise Chang on January 15, 2018

SOURCES:

Charles Cutler, MD, chairman, American College of Physicians’ board of regents; internist, Norristown, PA.

CDC: "Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) / Pulmonary Embolism (PE) - Blood Clot Forming in a Vein," "Treatments of DVT and PE," "Facts."

National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute: "How is Deep Vein Thrombosis Treated?"

FDA: "Generic Enoxaparin Questions and Answers."

Reviewed by Louise Chang on January 15, 2018

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