Blood Clot or DVT

Best Blood Clot or DVT Treatment Doctor and Clinic In Hollywood, Florida

BEST BLOOD CLOT OR DVT TREATMENT DOCTOR AND CLINIC IN HOLLYWOOD, FLORIDA

Blood clots can form in any deep veins of the body. Most often, they form in the legs, arms, or groin. Blood clots (also called deep vein thrombosis [throm­BO­sis]) most often occur in people who can’t move around well or who have had recent surgery or an injury. Blood clots are serious. It is important to know the signs and get treated right away. We are the Best Blood Clot or DVT Treatment Doctor and Clinic In Hollywood, Florida. Contact us Today!.

Causes of Blood Clots

Blood clots can form if you don’t move around a lot. You may also get a blood clot if you:

  • Have had recent surgery.
  • Are 65 or older.
  • Take hormones, especially for birth control. (Ask your doctor about this).
  • Have had cancer or are being treated for it.

  • Have broken a bone (hip, pelvis, or leg).

  • Have a bad bump or bruise.

  • Are obese.

  • Are confined to bed or a chair much of the time.

  • Have had a stroke or are paralyzed.

  • Have a special port the doctor put in your body to give you medicine.

  • Have varicose (VAR­e­kos) or bad veins.

  • Have heart trouble.

  • Have had a blood clot before.

  • Have a family member who has had a blood clot.

  • Have taken a long trip (more than an hour) in a car, airplane, bus, or train.

Symptoms of a Blood Clot

You may have a blood clot if you see or feel:

  • New swelling in your arm or leg.

  • Skin redness.

  • Soreness or pain in your arm or leg.

  • A warm spot on your leg.

Blood clots can be dangerous. Blood clots that form in the veins in your legs, arms, and groin can break loose and move to other parts of your body, including your lungs. A blood clot in your lungs is called a pulmonary embolism (POOL­mo­nar­e EM­bo­liz­em). If this happens, your life can be in danger.

A blood clot may have gone to your lungs if you suddenly have:

  • A hard time breathing.

  • Chest pain.

  • A fast heartbeat.

  • Fainting spells.

  • A mild fever.

  • A cough, with or without blood.

You can help prevent blood clots if you:

  • Wear loose­ fitting clothes, socks, or stockings.
  • Raise your legs 6 inches above your heart from time to time.
  • Wear special stockings (called compression stockings) if your doctor prescribes them.
  • Do exercises your doctor gives you.
  • Change your position often, especially during a long trip.
  • Do not stand or sit for more than 1 hour at a time.
  • Eat less salt.
  • Try not to bump or hurt your legs and try not to cross them.
  • Do not use pillows under your knees.
  • Raise the bottom of your bed 4 to 6 inches with blocks or books.
  • Take all medicines the doctor prescribes you.
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