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03/04/05 - East Texas

Doctors Promote DVT Month

East Texas doctors have a warning that could save your life.

Their message is part of Deep Vein Thrombosis Month.  DVT starts with blood clots, which can lead to inflammation of the veins.  Those clots can travel to other parts of the body and cause even more health problems.

DVT is more common than you might think.  It can happen to anyone at any time, including after a long flight when you sit still for a long time.

Dr. Reza Khoshnevis said, "They can walk [and] they can stretch their legs [to] prevent development of deep vein thrombosis, which can be dangerous."

Doctors can sometimes treat DVT with blood thinners.  The best way to avoid the problem is by staying active.

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