Blood clots can be managed with blood-thinning medications. But it’s best to take steps to prevent blood clots from forming because complications can be severe and fatal if not diagnosed early.
By controlling your risk factors you can reduce your chances of developing a blood clot. Here are the common risk factors:
- Family history of blood clotting.
It’s essential to follow your doctor’s instructions and treatment plan for lowering your risk factors. Adopting an anti-inflammatory diet high in omega-3 rich foods, fruits and vegetables, and foods rich in vitamin E may also help.
Get plenty of exercise. Immobility is a significant factor that can lead to clots forming, especially in the legs. Limit long periods of sitting during work or while traveling. Be mindful of any other conditions that may increase your risk for a blood clot, and speak to your doctor about strategies to reduce your risk.