5 Simple Ways To Prevent A Blood Clot

blood clots

Not to be brushed off or ignored, blood clots can be quite painful and block major blood vessels, which can cause a heart attack or stroke and if left untreated, possibly death. Although blood clots can usually be treated without any problems, here are five ways to prevent them in the first place.

 1. Get up and move.

Do not stand or sit for more than an hour at a time. If you travel a lot or if your job requires you to be stuck at a desk for long periods at a time, get up every hour and walk around for a few minutes to get your blood flowing.

2. Know the side effects of your meds.

If you’re on the Pill, you’re at a higher risk for developing deep vein thrombosis (DVT). Other risk factors include pregnancy, certain cancers (lung, pancreatic, and ovarian cancers), heart disease, obesity, major surgery, and a family history of blood clots.

Read the rest of my article at [BlackDoctor.org].

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