Prevent DVT Without Potentially Dangerous Medications
DVT is most often prevented and treated with medication. Drugs may include anticoagulants to prevent clots or, less commonly, thrombolytics to dissolve them. Your doctor may want to prescribe blood thinners such as Apixaban (Eliquis), Dabigatran (Pradaxa), Edoxaban (Savaysa), Fondaparinux (Arixtra), Rivaroxaban (Xarelto) or Warfarin (Coumadin, Jantoven).
As we all know, doctors get drug information from medicine labels and packages, textbooks, and research journals. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) works with the drug companies to make clear and complete medicine labels. In most cases, there is not much information about how a medicine affects pregnant women and their growing babies. Many labels include the results of studies done in pregnant animals, but a medicine does not always affect growing humans and animals the same way. There is a lot that FDA doctors and scientists do not know about using medicine during pregnancy. In a perfect world, every medicine label would include helpful information about the medicine's effects on pregnant women and their growing babies. Unfortunately, this is not the case.
However, there is a much safer method for you and your baby than medication.
Don't Take the Risk!
You have enough on your mind planning for baby without stressing over deep vein thrombosis. So instead of worrying, be aware of the symptoms and utilize prevention methods to reduce your risk of blood clots. Err on the side of caution when it comes to pregnancy blood clots, for your sake and the sake of your baby. Deep vein thrombosis in pregnancy can be life-threatening, so if you at risk, it is imperative that you take the steps to prevent DVT.
Learn more about non-pharmaceutical DVT prevention.
Our products are designed to help prevent the occurrence of blood clots in the deep veins of the legs with flexible, simple intermittent pneumatic compression (IPC) therapy. Intermittent pneumatic compression devices prevent venous thrombosis and DVT by enhancing blood flow in the deep legs of the veins. These devices inflate and deflate knee-high wraps, which reduces pooling of blood in the legs. This non-invasive therapy is the best alternative for pregnant women wanting to limit the medications that their unborn child is exposed to. Hospitals have been using similar blood clot prevention devices for decades with great success. However, never before has this therapy been able to be used in the comfort of your own home with such convenience. This in-home convenience makes intermittent pneumatic compression devices ideal for busy pregnant women and those on bed rest.
Consult with one of our DVT Specialists to get approved for your in-home unit today! Simply fill out our online form or call 954.707.9373, and you will be contacted within 24 hours. The ordering process is simple! We handle billing your insurance, shipping the device and offer patient education for a completely hassle-free way to help you prevent DVT-causing edema at home.