Saturday, October 6, 2012

Risk Factors of Deep Vein Thrombosis

These are potential risk factors for deep vein thrombosis:
Blood or vein conditions:
Other medical conditions
Women's health issues:
  • Hormone replacement therapy
  • Birth control pills containing estrogen
  • Pregnancy or recent childbirth
  • Age over 40 years old
  • Immobility (through inactivity or from wearing a cast)
  • Recent surgery
  • Trauma (an injury)
  • Smoking
If you have any of these risk factors please seek guidance from a physician who can tell you if you do in deed have deep vein thrombosis. If you believe you have deep vein thrombosis and have not seen a podiatrist yet, call one of our six locations to make an appointment.
Connecticut Foot Care Centers
Podiatrists in CT
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