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Treatment And How to Reduce The Risk of Thrombosis

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Here are ways to treat VDT :

Blood tests are important to know the right amount and kind of treatment to a patient.

Antithrombotic medicines are prescribed by doctors which comes in three types : anticoagulants, antiplatelet drugs and thrombolytic agents.  Drugs to be taken while under treatment of DVT should be consulted to the doctor.

After a prolonged bed rest or an operation, certain exercises which involves legs can help in DVT treatment. 

The use of compression stockings is often recommended by surgeons after operation because it helps keep the blood circulation normal.

Take medicines always, together with anticoalugant record card, and other related medical documents especially while travelling.

Common terms in relation to Thrombosis :

Anticoagulant medicine.  A drug that helps to prevent blood clots.

Blood clot.  An unwanted lump of blood paltelets, also called a thrombus.  A blood clot in the leg is commonly known deep vein thrombosis or DVT.

Compression stockings.  Leggings that fit quite tightly and helps the blood circulation to stay normal.

Haematology.  The study of blood.

INR, International Normalized Ratio. It is the guide to the consistency of the blood.  If the blood is too thick and sticky, it may be prone to clotting.

Thrombocytopenia. A shortage of blood cells that cause blood to clot.

Venogram.  An X-Ray technique that reveals the veins in our legs, and any blood clots that might be in them.

Useful related links :

Health 101 : How to Reduce Your Risk of Heart Disease

Thrombosis-Charity.org.uk

Resources :

http://www.bupa.co.uk

http://www.mayoclinic.com

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