How to Avoid Deep Vein Thrombosis

Deep vein thrombosis or DVT is when a blood clot forms in a vein, this often occurs in the legs because of long periods of immobility, but it can happen elsewhere in the body, for example the arms.

If a small part of the clot breaks away it can be extremely dangerous, as it will then travel around the body and could enter the lungs, causing further problems.

People who regularly travel or long haul travellers are most at risk from DVT, however there is no need to panic.

There are some extremely simple steps to keep active and avoid DVT;

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