Reducing The Risk of Deep Vein Thrombosis

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Deep Vein Thrombosis, DVT, is caused by the pooling of blood in a vein, which triggers the blood clotting mechanism. The formation of the blood clot, known as a thrombus, usually occurs in a deep leg vein between the ankle and the upper calf.

Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) is a very serious condition because it can cause permanent damage to the leg or it can lead to pulmonary embolism which is life-threatening. Anyone can be at risk of developing DVT; the risk of developing blood clots increases by 48 percent for those who sit more than four hours a day. This is not a long period of time when you imagine the number of people sitting at a desk, movie theatre, whilst driving or on a train and watching television. Read More…