Talk to Your Doctor

Worried about your risk of DVT? Talk to your doctor.

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You have enough on your mind planning for baby without stressing over the risk of blood clots. So instead of worrying, be aware of the symptoms, such as edema and swelling, and utilize prevention methods to reduce your risk. Pregnancy-related blood clots can be life-threatening, so if you at risk, it is imperative that you take the steps to prevent DVT. Doctors can help their patients understand the warning signs and proactively take precautions as well as treat their patient with a non-pharmaceutical approach. Sometimes the medicine cabinet full of high-power medicines might not be necessary. Compression therapy is best suited for pregnant women, as it can be used as a home therapy and does not cause any side effects. 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.

Our DVT devices do require a prescription from your doctor. Simply download our Medical Necessity Form and discuss the option with your doctor.

 

DVT is not worth the risk, call 954.707.9373 to get help today!

 

Understand you risk is the first step in prevention.

The National Blood Clot Alliance is an informational resource for the latest patient education and professional training on blood clots and clotting disorders. The NBCA has a risk scale that can be very useful.

  • HIGH RISK FACTORS (Discuss with your doctor immediately): Bed rest for more than 3 days, recent hospital stays, major surgery (including Cesarian section), major trauma, pregnant with multiples
  • MODERATE RISK FACTORS (Talk with your doctor about the risks): Birth control pills or patch, hormone replacement therapy, pregnancy or recent birth, prior blood clot or family history of clot, obesity, genetic or acquired blood clotting disorder
  • AVERAGE RISK FACTORS (Be mindful of any changes and maintain a healthy lifestyle): Active lifestyle, younger than 40 years old, no history of blood clots in immediate family, no conditions or illnesses that heighten clotting risk