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Blood Clotting During & Post Pregnancy - How To Avert It?

Dr. K.S Jeyarani Kamaraj 88% (1165 ratings)
MBBS, DGO -Gynecology & Obstetrics, MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology
Gynaecologist, Chennai
Blood Clotting During & Post Pregnancy - How To Avert It?

Clotting of blood during or after pregnancy is fairly common these days. While the reasons for these are numerous, the driving reason behind this being that the mother is weak after such an ordeal and it is, therefore, likely to affect her health. In pregnant women, blood clots tend to form in the deep veins present in the legs or near the pelvic area. The condition is known as Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT). One of the main concerns for people suffering from Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) is the occurrence of Pulmonary Embolism (PE), which is a life threating diseases and is caused when a DVT breaks and travels to the blood vessels connected to the lungs.

The symptoms of Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
According to the data published on “Centre for Disease Control and Prevention” website, from a recent survey conducted it has been estimated that almost 900,000 people suffer from Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) every year in the United States i.e. 2 in every 1000 people suffer from this life-threatening disease.

This disease although life-threatening can be taken into account by proper medical care at the early stages and therefore patients are advised to look out for any or all of the following symptoms-

  • The patient is experiencing pain, swelling or tenderness in one of their legs, although both might have been affected.
  • You have noticed a change in skin colour, and it has taken a reddish shade.
  • There is a warm sensation in and around the area of the clot.
  • The veins on your legs are appearing larger than they should.

Although all of these are proven symptoms for Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT), it is common to have discomfort from swelling legs during pregnancy and does not always mean that the patient has symptoms of Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT). If you are having the slightest thought that it may be a case of Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT), you should immediately contact your GP, midwife, or call your maternity unit.

Treatment for Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
When a patient is suffering from Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) and she is pregnant, anticoagulants, which is a medicine that prevents clotting of blood, is administered to them. While not all anticoagulants are safe to use during pregnancy, quite a few are. It is highly advisable that a doctor or medical practitioner is consulted before taking any further step.

How to prevent Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
Like all diseases around the world, Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) is too a preventable one if the certain Do’s and Don’ts are kept in mind. Below is a list of certain things to keep in mind, in order to prevent Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)-

  • Being active and moving around regularly, will keep the blood circulation normal.
  • Beware of your family history and consult your doctor with the same.
  • Look out for symptoms and contact your doctor at once if you see one.

Every disease is preventable and curable. It is on us, what we choose to do with it, succumb to it, or stand up and fight it. Look out for the above-mentioned points and you will be at a safe distance from the clutches of Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT).

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Varicose Veins - How Can Homeopathy Take Care Of Them?

Dr. Subhajit Banerjee 91% (567 ratings)
MD-Homeopathy, BHMS, Certified in Lifestyle Medicine
Homeopathy Doctor, Kolkata
Varicose Veins - How Can Homeopathy Take Care Of Them?

Blood vessels are normally hidden under the skin, but a common complaint of people who stand for long durations of time is the appearance of bluish veins on their legs. In most cases, these veins appear twisted and enlarged. This condition is known as varicose veins. Pregnant women also often suffer from this condition.

Causes of Varicose Veins:

  1. Occupational: Standing long hours

  2. Genetic tendency

  3. Deep vein thrombosis: A condition which affects the valves of veins

  4. It might get triggered during pregnancy and due to obesity

Apart from the appearance of veins, the patient may experience swelling of the calf muscles, cramps in the legs and a feeling of heaviness. If left untreated, it could result in the formation of varicose ulcers and other complications.

Homeopathy is a holistic form of treatment that is very effective when it comes to varicose veins. This form of the medication does not address only the symptoms but also takes into account the personality of the person and his or her overall health.

It helps to reduce pain, control further varicosity, reduces swelling. Homeopathy also helps significantly in the cases which have varicose ulcers. Homeopathic treatment is strongly recommended for all cases of varicose veins except for those which are truly surgical in nature.

Homeopathy treats this condition by stimulating the immune system and restorative processes in the body while strengthening the walls of the veins. It has negligible side effects, but should ideally be taken under a qualified homeopath doctor’s guidance.

Some homeopathic remedies used to treat varicose veins include the following:

  1. Hamamelis: Hamamelis is the most popular homeopathic medicine used to treat varicose veins. This is prescribed in cases where the veins bleed and there is a feeling of tiredness. The patient may also feel the leg muscles becoming sore or bruised and suffer from inflamed varices.

  2. Pulsatilla: This medicine is often prescribed to pregnant women suffering from varicose veins and in cases of varicose veins that are extremely painful. Some of the personality characteristics taken into account when prescribing Pulsatilla is intolerance to heat and thirstlessness.

  3. Calcarea: Painless cases of varicose veins are often treated with Calcarea. However, there may be a burning sensation in the varicose veins. The patient, in such cases, is usually obese, but malnourished and sweats excessively though his/her hands and feet stay cold.

  4. Graphites: Varicose veins that are excessively itchy can be treated with Graphites. It is also effective in cases where the patient suffers from cramps in the legs and other skin problems. Patients who benefit from Graphites for varicose vein treatment are often obese and suffer from constipation.

  5. Arnica: Arnica is often used to treat varicose veins that are sore and bruised. In such cases, the patient’s legs may also have blue–black discolouration and they may appear as if they had been beaten. Any kind of exertion aggravates the symptoms.  

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Blood Clots - How To Avert Them?

Dr. M.S. Rani 89% (10 ratings)
Advanced Infertility, MS - Obstetrics and Gynaecology, MBBS
Gynaecologist, Visakhapatnam
Blood Clots - How To Avert Them?

Blood clots can be alarming, more so during pregnancy. The seriousness is much more because of the baby growing inside you. However, the good part is that this condition is considered rare.
However, one can take steps to minimize the risks of this condition during pregnancy.

What is a blood clot?
Blood clots develop when the platelets obstruct blood flow. Normally, this happens after any injury or a cut, in order to prevent continuous bleeding. During pregnancy, blood clots act as a safeguard against losing excessive blood at the time of labor. Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is however, a serious condition wherein a blood clot forms within the leg’s deep veins or the pelvic area. DVT is linked to Pulmonary Embolism, a condition wherein a blood clot ruptures and travels all the way to the lungs’ blood vessels.

Bear in mind that statistically, a blood clot may affect one or two out of every 1000 women. So there should be no real alarm unless you realize that you could be at risk. The risks of this condition are at their highest, either during the initial six weeks, post-childbirth or the first 3-4 months post pregnancy.

The risk factors are:

  1. Family history of DVT
  2. Smoking or having been exposed to passive smoke
  3. Age- especially above the age of 35
  4. Being overweight or obese
  5. Sedentary lifestyle devoid of any exercise
  6. Childbirth via a C-section

Common symptoms:
Although rare, some of the common symptoms include:

  1. Pain or swelling in the affected leg
  2. Pelvic pain
  3. Pain that deteriorates while walking/moving around
  4. Abnormally large veins

Possible complications:
Placental abruption or blood clots in the placenta

  1. Stroke
  2. Heart attack
  3. Miscarriage
  4. Pulmonary Embolism

Treatment and prevention
Adopting a healthier way of life by following a proper diet and exercising regularly is the basic preventive measure you can take. Discuss the type of exercises you can do with the healthcare provider. Exercising regularly ensures better circulation, thus averting the formation of blood clots. Now is as good a time as ever when it comes to quitting tobacco. An anticoagulant will be administered that prevents blood clotting.

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Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) - All You Should Know About It!

Dr. Ramakrishna Pinjala 85% (10 ratings)
MBBS, MS - General Surgery, FRCSED, Surgery
Vascular Surgeon, Hyderabad
Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) - All You Should Know About It!

What is DVT?

Deep vein thrombosis is a kind of vascular disorder. It happens when a thrombus (blood clot) forms in the deep vein anywhere in the body. It especially develops in the legs. This is a grave ailment and can actually be fatal for you unless you seek treatment right away.

What are the symptoms of DVT?

A worrying feature of deep vein thrombosis is that in most cases it shows no symptoms in the earlier phases. Moreover, what makes diagnosis hard is that even when symptoms manifest, they are very similar to those of other disorders like tissue or muscle inflammation or arthritis.

Here are some typical deep vein thrombosis symptoms:

• One or both of your legs become swollen
• Your legs feel tender and hurt a lot in all postures
• The skin of your legs always feel hot to the touch
• Your skin looks blotchy or discoloured
• You bleed when you cough
Wheezing and breathing problems
Dizziness
• Frequent and sharp chest pain

Who is susceptible to DVT?

Deep vein thrombosis usually happens when you sit or lie in one position for long stretches of time especially when you are recuperating after an illness or surgery. It can also happen to you for other reasons-

• Injury: An injury to your legs can narrow the blood vessels and that reduces the blood flow through the veins. That is why blood clots can develop there.
Pregnancy: The additional weight that woman has to carry in the course of her pregnancy exerts extra pressure on the veins of the legs and pelvis and thus clots may form in the veins.
• Contraceptive pills: Birth control pills raise the chances of a woman getting deep vein thrombosis by four times.
Obesity: Obesity means forcing extra pressure onto your veins.
Smoking: Smoking interferes with the flow of blood through your veins and raises the possibility of getting blood clots.
• The family history of deep vein thrombosis: if anyone in your family has deep vein thrombosis, you might contract it too because it is hereditary.

Complications:

DVT becomes lethal if the blood clot becomes dislodged and travels from the legs to the lungs, it can cause a pulmonary embolism. This can lead to blockage of the artery of the lung and in that case, a person may die.

Treatment for deep vein thrombosis:

Treatment for DVT includes both invasive and non-invasive vascular techniques.

• Blood-thinning medicines: They prevent blood platelets from clumping together and reduce the size of the existing clots.
• Thrombolytic drugs: If medicines are not effective, work, these drugs will be injected into your veins. They travel down the veins to where the blockage is and disintegrate the clots so that blood can once again flow through the vein uninterrupted.
• Compression stockings: They exert pressure on the vein containing the clot, prevent it from moving, and do not allow new clots to develop. You have to wear them throughout the day.
• Surgery: In very rare cases, when non-invasive methods have no effect, you may have to undergo a kind of vascular surgery called venous thrombectomy. The surgeon will make a minute incision in the vein where the clot is lodged, siphon it out and then repair the damaged vein.

Deep vein thrombosis is easily curable with treatment. Do not delay it, as DVT has the potential to kill you.

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Deep Vein Thrombosis - Causes, Symptoms & Treatment!

Dr. Maruboina Ramakrishna 90% (870 ratings)
BHMS & MD, MCAH
Homeopath, Vijayawada
Deep Vein Thrombosis - Causes, Symptoms & Treatment!

Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is a condition of the blocked deep vein (especially of legs) with blot clot called thrombus. When any of the deep veins are blocked, It results in the swelling, redness, pain and warmth feeling of on the affected site. Sometimes the clot travels through the blood to lungs and causes a pulmonary embolism.

SIGNS & SYMPTOMS-

* Swelling

* Redness

* Pain

COMPLICATIONS-

* Pulmonary embolism

* Postphlebitic syndrome (it is characterized by pain, swelling, brownish or reddish skin discoloration and skin ulcer on the leg)

RISK FACTORS-

Many factors can increase your risk of developing deep vein thrombosis (DVT).

* Inheriting a blood-clotting disorder. Some people inherit a disorder that makes their blood clot more easily. This condition on its own might not cause blood clots unless combined with one or more other risk factors.

* Injury to a vein

* Abdominal and pelvic Surgery

* Pregnancy. Pregnancy increases the pressure in the veins in your pelvis and legs

* Prolonged bed rest

* Being overweight or obese

* Birth control pills (oral contraceptives) or hormone replacement therapy

* Smoking

* Heart failure

* Inflammatory bowel disease

* Cancer

* Age. Being older than 60

* Sitting for long periods of time

PREVENTION-

* Calf muscle stimulation during surgery

* Active leg exercises

* Graduated support stocking

* Treatment for DVT

* If you have had surgery or have been on bed rest for other reasons, try to get moving as soon as possible

* If you're sitting for a while, don't cross your legs which can hamper blood flow

* If you're traveling a long distance by car walk around

* If you're on a plane, stand walk occasionally

* If you can't do that exercise your lower legs


* Lose weight

* Quitting smoking

HOSPITAL MANAGEMENT-

* Supportive care

- oxygen therapy

- maintaining hypotention

* Anticoagulation therapy

- heparin

- warfarin

* Thrombolytic therapy

- streptokinase or tPA to hasten the lysis of pulmonary embolus or emboli

* Inferior vena cava interruption (if thrombolytic and anticoagulant therapies are contraindicated or if the patient continues to have recurrent pulmonary embolism despite these therapies, vena caval interruption is indicated by the transvenous placement of Greenfield filter in the inferior vena cava just below the renal veins)

* Pain relief

* Anticoagulant medications

 

HOMEOPATHIC TREATMENT-

* THROMBOSIS, lower limbs - Apis mel

* Edema of Foot - Apis., Ars., aur-m., aur., Chel., dig., Kali-c., kali-i., lach., Lyc

* Red swelling of foot - Ars., bry., carb-v., Kali-c

* Red blue swelling of the foot - Ars alb

* Swelling foot painful - Apis., ars., aur., led., merc., sulph

 

 

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Thoracotomy - Know Care Required Post It!

Dr. Shailender Kumar Jain 88% (18 ratings)
MBBS, MS - General Surgery
General Surgeon, Delhi
Thoracotomy - Know Care Required Post It!

The chest cavity within the ribs is a very vital area of your body. There are multiple vital organs within this area and if there are any problems with any of these, then one of the ways to perform surgery in this area is with the help of thoracotomy.

What is thoracotomy?
Thoracotomy is the opening up of the chest cavity for the doctors to allow access to the vital organs within the region such as:

  • Heart
  • Lungs
  • Throat
  • Aorta
  • Diaphragm

In this procedure, the doctors make a medium to large incision on the side of the chest which may extend much further up the back depending on how far the doctor needs access too. However, in certain cases, the doctors may extend the incision to the front of the chest and even remove ribs to allow access. Thoracotomy is a major and invasive surgery. It is a fairly common surgery but carries risks because of it being such an invasive surgery.

When is thoracotomy performed?
Some of the indications where thoracotomy is performed would be –

  1. To check for lung diseases
  2. To remove non-cancerous or benign tumors
  3. To treat infections of the chest cavity also known as empyema
  4. To remove blood from the lungs in a condition known as Hemothorax
  5. Thoracotomy is also performed as an emergency procedure to remove fluid from the chest cavity
  6. One of the most common cases wherein this procedure is performed is during pulmonary embolism or a blood clot within the lungs
  7. Treatment of wounds sustained from knife stabbings or gunshot wounds
  8. As a part of treatment for lung cancer

Risks of Thoracotomy

  1. Since thoracotomy is more invasive than other procedures, it tends to carry more risks as well. Some of the risks are mentioned as follows -
  2. Infection of the wound, as is the case with any surgery
  3. Excessive bleeding during the surgery
  4. Development of Pneumonia due to the lungs becoming inflamed after the surgery
  5. If the heart surgery isn’t successful, then it might lead to further worsening of the problems.
  6. Further chances of blood clots; especially deep vein thrombosis, wherein a clot in the leg moves up to the lungs causing serious health problems.
  7. Leakage of air through the walls of the lungs that results in longer healing time and thus warrants longer hospital stay.

Aftercare
Aftercare is fairly complicated with this procedure and will take some time to heal completely.

  1. In most cases, tubes to carry out fluids, as well as IV Drips, may also be connected to you.
  2. You will also be given anti-pain and anti-inflammatory medications in order to deal with post-surgery recovery.
  3. You will also be recommended breathing and movement exercises to slowly improve your tolerance and bring back normalcy in movement.
  4. You will also need to be careful while touching the area so as not to infect it.
  5. Ensure your hands are thoroughly washed and clean when you touch them. Also, ensure that dressings are changed regularly with the appropriate precautions as prescribed by the doctors.
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Blood Clots In Legs: How To Prevent Them?

Dr. Muhsin C H 90% (14 ratings)
MBBS, Diploma In Orthopaedics (D. Ortho)
Orthopedic Doctor, Malappuram
Blood Clots In Legs: How To Prevent Them?

A blood clot in the leg is termed as Deep Vein Thrombosis or DVT. This blood clot can be fatal because it usually blocks the passage of blood to the heart by damaging the one way valves of the veins. This can also reach other organs like the lungs in which situation the case becomes complicated and may also lead to death.

There are various ways of preventing the onset of these clots. Follow these points to know more:

* Blood Thinners: Prolonged hospital stay and a major surgery like joint replacement can lead to blood clots in the legs or DVT. Therefore, it is imperative to ask your doctor about a prescription for blood thinners which can help in better blood flow despite minimal motion in the legs or stiffness. 


* Compressions Stockings: If you have been in the hospital for a prolonged period or suffering from leg paralysis, then the risk of blood clots is greater than most others. You can make use of compression stockings which will help in preventing clots by holding the area tight so that the blood is forced to pump and flow. These should be used every time you are admitted to the hospital. 


* Exercise: It is important to keep moving in case you are travelling in a long flight that is over four hours long. Also, you can try certain mild exercises in case you have a long standing condition of pain or cramping in the leg muscles and joints. From simple toe flexes to muscle strengthening exercises like the heel or towel hook, you can ensure that the tightening action makes your muscle firm so that the blood clots do not have a chance to form. You may also need to lose weight in case you are overweight so that you can alleviate the risk of these clots.


* Water: Staying hydrated is something that we all need to follow in any case, but it is especially important if you are risk of developing blood clots in the legs. Drinking plenty of fluids is a natural way of thinning the blood, especially if you have been in bed or travelling for prolonged periods. 


* Loose Fitting Clothing: You may want to wear loose fitting clothing when you are travelling or in the hospital so that you do not end up unnecessarily compressing an area in a way that will be detrimental for the blood flow there. Wearing loose clothing ensures that the blood flow carries on as per its normal routine without any blockages.


It is important to remember the above points so that you keep blood clots in the legs at bay.

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Blood Clots - How To Avoid It In Leg?

Dr. B Sarkar 90% (10 ratings)
MBBS, D.ORTHO, MS, Fellowship in Minimally Invasive Surgery
Orthopedic Doctor, Kolkata
Blood Clots -  How To Avoid It In Leg?

A blood clot in the leg is termed as Deep Vein Thrombosis or DVT. This blood clot can be fatal because it usually blocks the passage of blood to the heart by damaging the one-way valves of the veins. This can also reach other organs like the lungs in which situation the case becomes complicated and may also lead to death. There are various ways of preventing the onset of these clots. Follow these points to know more.

* Blood Thinners: Prolonged hospital stay and a major surgery like joint replacement can lead to blood clots in the legs or DVT. Therefore, it is imperative to ask your doctor about a prescription for blood thinners which can help in better blood flow despite minimal motion in the legs or stiffness. 

* Compressions Stockings: If you have been in the hospital for a prolonged period or suffering from leg paralysis, then the risk of blood clots is greater than most others. You can make use of compression stockings which will help in preventing clots by holding the area tight so that the blood is forced to pump and flow. These should be used every time you are admitted to the hospital. 

* Exercise: It is important to keep moving in case you are travelling in a long flight that is over four hours long. Also, you can try certain mild exercises in case you have a long-standing condition of pain or cramping in the leg muscles and joints. From simple toe flexes to muscle strengthening exercises like the heel or towel hook, you can ensure that the tightening action makes your muscle firm so that the blood clots do not have a chance to form. You may also need to lose weight in case you are overweight so that you can alleviate the risk of these clots.

* Water: Staying hydrated is something that we all need to follow in any case, but it is especially important if you are at risk of developing blood clots in the legs. Drinking plenty of fluids is a natural way of thinning the blood, especially if you have been in bed or travelling for prolonged periods. 

* Loose Fitting Clothing: You may want to wear loose-fitting clothing when you are travelling or in the hospital so that you do not end up unnecessarily compressing an area in a way that will be detrimental for the blood flow there. Wearing loose clothing ensures that the blood flow carries on as per its normal routine without any blockages.

It is important to remember the above points so that you keep blood clots in the legs at bay.

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Thrombolysis - Causes, Symptoms & Treatment Of It!

Dr. Susanta Pradhan 87% (26 ratings)
MBBS, MD - General Medicine, DM - Cardiology
Cardiologist, Bhubaneswar
Thrombolysis - Causes, Symptoms & Treatment Of It!

Formation of blood clots in the arteries of the lungs, heart or legs can actually kill a person. In such a case, the immediate medical action is necessary and the only way to deal with blood clots is thrombolysis.
Thrombolysis or thrombolytic therapy is a medical process that dissolves blood clots and facilitates blood flow to all parts of the body. Thus, it protects tissues and muscles from damage.

What are the causes of blood clots in the body?

• Poor blood circulation
• Conditions such as Deep Venous Thrombosis and atrial fibrillation
• Blood clots can also be formed because of dialysis catheters and by-pass grafts

How can you tell if you have blood clots?

• Swelling in one or more legs
• Cramp and tenderness in the legs
• Breathing trouble might indicate that blood clots have travelled to the lungs
Sweating and frequent chest pain may suggest that blood clots have travelled to the heart

How is Thrombolysis performed?

Thrombolytic drugs are injected into the body intravenously. They make their way to where the blood clots exist and dissolve them. If there is a medical emergency, the drugs are delivered to the exact location of the blood clots and immediately start dissolving them. Another method is inserting a device into the blood clot infested region to break the clots up. The drugs which on entering the body dissolve blood clots are called thrombolytics. There are many varieties of thrombolytics such as the following-

Streptokinase - It is a kind of enzyme. It is used when a person has just suffered a heart attack or pulmonary embolism. Doctors do not usually prescribe the second usage of this drug. It is injected into a vein and can be administered to pregnant women.

Tenecteplase - Also an enzyme, it is a plasminogen activator. When it binds to the surface of the blood clot, it makes the clot degenerate.

Reteplase - It is actually extracted from E-Coli. It is a sterile intravenous bolus injection

The leading cause of heart attacks and ischemic heart disorder is the formation of blood clots in the arteries that connect the heart and the brain. Thrombolysis is often employed as an emergency treatment for this purpose. Thrombolysis is also effective against blood clots formed in the lungs (which lead to acute pulmonary embolism). Sometimes blood clots are formed in the legs, upper extremities of the body, the pelvic region (deep vein thrombosis). These clots may travel to the lungs and heart.

Consult your doctor before undergoing the treatment.

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Blood Clots In The Legs: Are They Preventable?

Dr. Manoj Jain 88% (25 ratings)
MBBS, MS - Orthopaedics
Orthopedic Doctor, Mumbai
Blood Clots In The Legs: Are They Preventable?

A blood clot in the leg is termed as Deep Vein Thrombosis or DVT. This blood clot can be fatal because it usually blocks the passage of blood to the heart by damaging the one way valves of the veins. This can also reach other organs like the lungs in which situation the case becomes complicated and may also lead to death.

There are various ways of preventing the onset of these clots. Follow these points to know more :

*  Blood Thinners: Prolonged hospital stay and a major surgery like joint replacement can lead to blood clots in the legs or DVT. Therefore, it is imperative to ask your doctor about a prescription for blood thinners which can help in better blood flow despite minimal motion in the legs or stiffness. 

*  Compressions Stockings: If you have been in the hospital for a prolonged period or suffering from leg paralysis, then the risk of blood clots is greater than most others. You can make use of compression stockings which will help in preventing clots by holding the area tight so that the blood is forced to pump and flow. These should be used every time you are admitted to the hospital. 

*  Exercise: It is important to keep moving in case you are travelling in a long flight that is over four hours long. Also, you can try certain mild exercises in case you have a long standing condition of pain or cramping in the leg muscles and joints. From simple toe flexes to muscle strengthening exercises like the heel or towel hook, you can ensure that the tightening action makes your muscle firm so that the blood clots do not have a chance to form. You may also need to lose weight in case you are overweight so that you can alleviate the risk of these clots.

*  Water: Staying hydrated is something that we all need to follow in any case, but it is especially important if you are risk of developing blood clots in the legs. Drinking plenty of fluids is a natural way of thinning the blood, especially if you have been in bed or travelling for prolonged periods. 

*  Loose Fitting Clothing: You may want to wear loose fitting clothing when you are travelling or in the hospital so that you do not end up unnecessarily compressing an area in a way that will be detrimental for the blood flow there. Wearing loose clothing ensures that the blood flow carries on as per its normal routine without any blockages.

It is important to remember the above points so that you keep blood clots in the legs at bay.

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