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Deep Vain Thrombosis

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Deep Vain Thrombosis

What is deep vain thrombosis

Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) occurs when a blood clot (thrombus) forms in one or more of the deep veins in your body, usually in your legs.

Types of deep vain thrombosis

  • 1.Acute DVT
  • 2. Chronic DVT.

An acute DVT is considered a new thrombosis that requires the initiation of anticoagulant therapy. A chronic DVT is an old or previously diagnosed thrombus that requires continuation of anticoagulation therapy.


Symptoms of DVT

.Swelling of the leg or arm (sometimes this happens suddenly)

2.Pain or tenderness in the leg (may only happen when standing or walking)

3.The area of the leg or arm that is swollen or hurts may be warmer than usual

4.Skin that is red or discolored

5.The veins near the skin’s surface may be larger than normal

Causes of Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)

  •   as side effects of medication
  •   limited movement
  •   injury to a vein
  • Surgery, particularly surgery of the hip or leg, or abdominal surgery.
  • Trauma or bone fracture.
  • A long period of bed rest or sitting for a long time (e.g., on an airplane or in a car)
  • Cancer.
  • Pregnancy.


Food to avoid in deep vain thrombosis

  • Limit unhealthy fats and sodium.
  • Avoid sugary and processed foods.
  • Eat more fruits and vegetables.
  • Choose whole grains.
  • Choose low-fat protein sources. 

Tips to follow

You should slowly return to your normal activities.

  1. If your legs feel swollen or heavy, lie in bed with your heels propped up about 5 to 6 inches. This helps improve circulation and decreases swelling.

2.Exercise your lower leg muscles if you are sitting still for long periods of time.

3.Stand up and walk for a few minutes every hour while awake.

4.Don’t wear tight-fitting clothing that could decrease the circulation in your legs.

5.. Avoid activities that may cause a serious injury.

Home Remedies

There are certain home remedies  that can be used to reduce the symptoms of DVT – 


 Cinnamon has a natural anticoagulant called coumarin that helps in lowering blood pressure as well acts as a blood thinner promoting blood circulation and preventing blood clots. 


Vitamin E rich foods

Vitamin E rich foods like walnuts, spinach, sunflower seeds, olive oil, bell peppers and kiwis help the blood to flow smoothly.  vitamin E acts as an anticoagulant for the veins. 

Include more green leafy vegetables, spinach, mustard greens, fish, liver, eggs and cereals in your diet. 

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