Can Excess Sleep Cause a Deep Vein Thrombosis (Blood Clot) ?

You know that excess sitting can cause a DVT, but what about sleep? How much sleep is too much sleep when it comes to causing a blood clot in your vein? Read more…

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Does Microscopic Colitis Increase DVT Risk?

Do you have microscopic colitis and fear getting a DVT? “Some inflammatory conditions such as inflammatory bowel diseases, specifically Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, are associated with increase in clotting state,” says Matilda N. Hagan, Read more...

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How Bad Is Excessive Sitting PLUS Excessive Sleep?

The combination of sleeping long and excessive sitting is just plain deadly, especially if you add to this dangerous duo lack of exercise. Sleeping over nine hours on a regular basis is considered excessive, and Read more...

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How Long Is DVT Risk after Joint Replacement Surgery?

The length of time that DVT risk remains significant after joint replacement surgery will shock you. It’s years. This is the result of a study, led by Yuqing Zhang, D.Sc., Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology Read more...

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Can Excessive Bed Rest from Herniated Disc Cause DVT?

You’d better avoid a lot of bed rest, no matter how painful your herniated disc, if you want to avoid a DVT (deep vein thrombosis). I asked Dr. Michael Perry, Chief Medical Officer and co-founder Read more...

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Blood Clots from Birth Control Pills in High Risk Women

How long after taking birth control pills might a blood clot form in high risk women like smokers? Blood clots are possible complications of using birth control pills, especially for women at higher risk for Read more...

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Premarin vs. Estradiol and Blood Clot (DVT) Risk

Find out which poses a higher risk of a DVT blood clot: estradiol pills or Premarin pills. To help manage menopausal symptoms, women can be prescribed estrogen-type pills, but these carry with them the increased Read more...

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Knee Replacement DVT: Patients at Highest Risk?

Certain kinds of patients have the highest risk of a DVT following joint replacement surgery. A DVT is a deep vein thrombosis which could break off and travel to the lungs and be life threatening. Read more...

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How Often DVT Kills an American

The rate at which a deep vein thrombosis kills an American will floor you. If anyone ever says that DVTs are rarely life-threatening, you’d better ask yourself what they’ve been smoking, because every year in Read more...

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Can a DVT Go Away on Its Own?

. A deep vein thrombosis (DVT) can be deadly, but does this mean it can’t go away on its own? If you suspect a DVT, get to the emergency room, because a deep vein thrombosis Read more...

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DVT: Does Family History Mean Higher Risk?

Find out how significant a family history of deep vein thrombosis is for developing this condition. If a sibling of yours has had a deep vein thrombosis (DVT) in the leg or pelvis, this means Read more...

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Birth Control Pills: Blood Clot Risk in Nonsmoking Women?

How likely can birth control pills cause blood clots in nonsmoking women? You’ve often heard that birth control pills raise blood clot risk in women who smoke. But what about blood clot risk in nonsmoking Read more...

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Tall Women’s Health: Higher Blood Clot Risk on Airplanes

Tall women have a higher risk of blood clots during air travel than do medium height women.         “Prolong travel can put a person at a 2-4 fold increased risk of a DVT,” Read more...

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Does DVT Risk Increase with Cast or Splint?

Wondering if your risk of deep vein thrombosis goes up if you must wear a cast or a splint? It most certainly does. This affirmation comes from the German Institute for Quality and Efficiency in Read more...

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DVT and Stroke Risk Postpartum: Statistics, Symptoms

Women who recently gave birth have a higher risk of DVT and stroke (caused by blood clots) than if they’d never been pregnant. A DVT (deep vein thrombosis) and a stroke are both caused by Read more...

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DVT Risk Factors Overview by Vascular Surgeon

Here is an overview for DVT prevention by a vascular surgeon. “There's such a wide range of risk factors for developing DVT with still many unknown causes that it remains a great challenge for patients Read more...

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How Many People Get DVT Who’re Not on Blood Thinners?

Out of 900,000 annual U.S. cases of DVT, how many patients are not on Coumadin? To find out how many people who develop a deep vein thrombosis were not on blood thinners such as Coumadin Read more...

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How Long Does It Take DVT to Form from Bed Rest?

Dr. Kevin Casey explains the time lapse for DVT to form from bed rest. I consulted Dr. Casey, MD, FACS, for this article. He’s a vascular surgeon from San Diego, CA. How long might it Read more...

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Can You Get a Blood Clot (DVT) from Lifting Weights?

A vascular surgeon answers the question of can lifting weights cause a blood clot (deep vein thrombosis). Many bodybuilders and those who lift weights want to know if weight lifting can somehow cause a DVT. Read more...

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Risk of DVT in People Confined to Wheelchairs

. Is deep vein thrombosis common in people who use wheelchairs? For this article I consulted with Dr. Moji Gashti, Chief, Division of Vascular Surgery, Department of Surgery, Union Memorial Hospital, Baltimore, MD. Since prolonged “inactivity” Read more...

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