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What you can do to prevent DVT?

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Studies show that losing weight can change your blood chemistry and lower your risks. Overweight and obese adults who did moderately intense aerobic exercise improved their blood health, even if they didn't lose weight. Unfortunately, it doesn't look like you can lower the risk of a second DVT by losing weight after you've had one. A lot of fish with omega-3 fatty acids in your diet may help protect your blood against abnormal clotting. Avoid high-carb diets -- they can make your blood more likely to clot. Your doctor can and should help you get from obese to a healthy weight.

From: How Weight Affects DVT WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Allman-Farinelli, M. , November 2011. Seminars in Thrombosis and Hemostasis

CDC: "Deep Vein Thrombosis [DVT] / Pulmonary Embolism [PE] -- Blood Clot Forming in a Vein, Facts."

Sam Schulman, MD, director, Clinical Thromboembolism Program, Hamilton Health Sciences, Hamilton General Hospital, Hamilton, Ontario.

Natalie Evans, MD, vascular medicine specialist, Miller Family Heart and Vascular Institute Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH.

Marc Passman, MD, director, Vein Program, University of Alabama at Birmingham.

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on November 19, 2017

SOURCES:

Allman-Farinelli, M. , November 2011. Seminars in Thrombosis and Hemostasis

CDC: "Deep Vein Thrombosis [DVT] / Pulmonary Embolism [PE] -- Blood Clot Forming in a Vein, Facts."

Sam Schulman, MD, director, Clinical Thromboembolism Program, Hamilton Health Sciences, Hamilton General Hospital, Hamilton, Ontario.

Natalie Evans, MD, vascular medicine specialist, Miller Family Heart and Vascular Institute Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH.

Marc Passman, MD, director, Vein Program, University of Alabama at Birmingham.

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on November 19, 2017

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