What is DVT and What Causes It?
What Is DVT?
Deep vein thrombosis or deep venous thrombosis (DVT) is a blood clot found in a deep vein. A clot inside a blood vessel is a thrombus; deep vein thrombosis commonly occurs in the legs.
Non-specific symptoms of the condition may include swelling, pain, redness, warmness, and engorged veins in the legs.
A pulmonary embolism is a potentially life-threatening complication of the condition, which occurs when a clot detaches and travels to the lungs. DVT and pulmonary embolism are put together as a single disease called ‘venous thromboembolism’.
Roughly one in 1000 adults develop this each year, and risk increases with age.
What Causes It?
Chronic inflammation triggered by a poor diet, missing nutrients, high-sugar drinks, and stress. In addition, smoking could potentially trigger the condition as well.
Sitting for long periods of time, longer than three hours or more in one day, increases the risk. The best prevention is to make dietary changes, supplement missing nutrients, and walk 5 miles per day.
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