You can take steps to prevent deep vein thrombosis (DVT).
If you're at risk for DVT or pulmonary embolism (PE), you can help prevent the condition by:
If you've had DVT or PE before, you can help prevent future blood clots by following the above steps and:
Your risk of developing DVT while traveling is small. The risk increases if the travel time is longer than 4 hours or you have other DVT risk factors.
During long trips, it may help to:
If you're at increased risk for DVT, your doctor may recommend wearing compression stockings while traveling or taking a blood-thinning medicine before traveling.
DVT may result from injuries caused by physical, chemical, or biological factors.read more
Medicines that thin your blood and prevent blood clots are used to treat DVT.read more