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UAE residents ‘should take deep vein thrombosis more seriously’

UAE residents ‘should take deep vein thrombosis more seriously’

Residents of the UAE are vulnerable to a potentially fatal condition because they do not take it seriously and know disturbingly little about it. Deep-vein thrombosis, or DVT, occurs when a clot develops in a vein. In some cases it can detach and travel to the lungs, causing a pulmonary embolism that can kill. By far the most cases will lead to damage to the deep veins, which can lead to ulceration. According to Dr Amit Kumar, vascular surgeon at Mediclinic City Hospital......

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Blood clots (DVT) while flying

With almost 2 billion people flying annually on commercial flights, studies have shown that the risk of a DVT is 3% - 12% in long flights. Some of the risk factors for developing DVT's during flights are: 1. Sitting in crowded positions for long durations 2. Dehydration 3. Age over 40 4. Use of oral contraceptives 5. Varicose veins in the legs 6. Obesity 7. Known clotting abnormalities To prevent blood clots: 1. Drink plenty of fluids during flights 2. Try to avoid......

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