Deep vein thrombosis, also known as DVT, is a very real medical problem that affects an estimated 900, 000 people every year; about half of those cases are asymptomatic, and the other half can manifest with symptoms which include swelling and redness, cramps in the calves and an inexplicable rash. Deep vein thrombosis is also known as venous thromboembolism (VTE) or venothrombosis – know the medical terms when it comes to your potential condition!
Not all of the symptoms are obvious, but you’ll be glad to know that there are plenty of preventative measures for DVT. Could you spot the symptoms of deep vein thrombosis when it happens to you or somebody you know? Just a small few small changes to your daily routine and lifestyle could put you at a higher risk for developing blood clots. Here are twelve home remedies to treat deep vein thrombosis if it were to happen to you.
1. Spotting a blood clot – the symptoms
First, you have to know the symptoms of a blood clot so you can recognize the condition if it were to happen to you or someone close to you. The most common symptoms experienced by patients are cramps, throbbing or pain, usually occurring in the calves – and usually worsening with activities such as standing or walking.
There are other symptoms to watch out for too, like redness or a persistent tingling feeling. It’s worth mentioning that the pain associated with blood clots in the legs usually occurs only in one leg. Less common, though equally important symptoms to remember include a rash – and symptoms like lightheadedness, chest pain, and chest tightness can also happen when the blood clot in the leg becomes dislodged and heads for the lungs. This is when you can’t do without medical attention. Sometimes symptoms of a blood clot are less obvious, and approximately half of cases experience no symptoms at all.