Portable leg compression therapy – What you need to know.
Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is a condition that occurs when blood clots form in veins deep inside your body. The most common occurrence is in the lower legs or thighs.
DVT can happen to anyone, but you have a greater risk of developing DVT after a surgery or trauma.
Smokers and overweight individuals are also considered risk factors. Additionally, blood clots in the legs can form after a long flight due to prolonged sitting in a confined space.
DVT is a serious condition because a blood clot can travel to the lungs and block an artery resulting in a pulmonary embolism.
Since DVT can lead to serious complications, your doctor may recommend a portable compression therapy device to reduce swelling and maintain healthy blood flow to your heart and lungs.
If you have an upcoming surgery or plan on taking a long trip, ask your doctor about portable compression therapy to help prevent DVT.
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