Move, get rid of venous thromboembolism!

Venous thromboembolism means the occlusion of the veins by blood clotting in deep-seated veins. The clot is usually; It starts from the vein in the calf muscles below the knee and can reach up to the pulmonary veins from the thigh and inguinal veins.

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October 3-4 is World Walking Day! It is possible to get rid of this disease by walking against venous thromboembolism.

The biggest risk factor is inactivity!

Cancer patients, smokers, and pregnant women tend to have blood clots. The biggest risk factor is inactivity. Moreover; Long-term inpatients, white-collar workers, office workers, people who stay in traffic for a long time and take long plane trips are at risk of deep vein thrombosis. Another risk group is those who drive automatic transmission cars. Those who drive a manual gearbox are more fortunate, because it is very useful in terms of moving the legs back and forth while driving a manual gearbox.

Sign of venous thromboembolism

Venous insufficiency, which starts suddenly and manifests itself with the feeling of pain and tension in the calf region, also depending on the size and level of the clot formed in deep vein thrombosis. As a result, it can be manifested by swelling of the calf. Some patients may also experience changes in color and temperature in the calf.

Since there is a risk of genetic transmission, people with a family history of venous thromboembolism should definitely consult a doctor for control. However, there are also measures we can take against venous insufficiency.

Measures against vein failure
– Do not stay still for a long time, especially make movements that will work the calf muscles.
– Get up occasionally and walk; Take a brisk walk for 30-60 minutes a day.
– The aim against venous insufficiency is to stop the accumulation of blood and to keep the blood circulation in the legs active. Therefore, try to do calf exercises even while sitting.
– Take small walks back and forth down the aisle occasionally when traveling by plane, train, car, or bus for a long time.
– People especially in the risk group, those with a family history of venous insufficiency should wear compression compression stockings.
– Never be dehydrated, especially in hot weather. Avoid alcohol, caffeine, and sleeping pills.
– If you are overweight, try to lose your excess weight.
– If you are at risk of venous insufficiency, if you have a family history of venous insufficiency, choose a manual gearbox when buying a car.

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