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Leg clots (aka deep-vein thrombosis): an immediate and long-term health hazard
- By Howard E. LeWine, MD, Chief Medical Editor, Harvard Health Publishing
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I am always looking online for information on leg clots and some health tips that can facilitate me. Thank you for this information!
Hi there, just wanted to say that if you are on a plane or driving your car these days there is no better thing than prevention over cure. Avoiding DVT is the best solution – if you’re reading this and already have DVT then I’m sorry for you. If you don’t – just follow the simple rules.
When driving – stop every so often, get out and walk about. Go for a snack, use the bathroom, buy a newspaper.
When flying – get up, go to the toilet, see the cock pit, visit the plane bar or just stole the isles.
Can a blood clot form days after traveling? I had a D-Dimer test and ultra-sound the day afer driving 1200 miles, but still have pain in my calf.
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