Yourwellness Magazine Gives Overview of DVT

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With a Dad’s battle with DVT leading him raise money and awareness for the condition, Yourwellness Magazine felt compelled to give readers a basic overview of DVT.

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Darren Dixon is planning to run the Haltemprice 10k to raise money for the service that helped him back to health after a disastrous session on the dance floor in Turkey left him with a broken leg, sprained ligaments and a deep vein thrombosis (DVT), the Beverly Guardian reported on the 11th of September. According to the article, “Darren drums up support for DVT,” the dancing dad wants to raise money for the service that helped him, and also to tell more people about DVT and how dangerous it can be. Denise Everett, Senior Operations Manager at CHCP CIC, commented, “We are very grateful to Darren for his support to the DVT service, and wish him all the best during his 10k run. Darren is helping to raise awareness of the and symptoms of DVT, this condition can be life threatening if left untreated.” (http://www.beverleyguardian.co.uk/lifestyle/darren-drums-up-support-for-dvt-1-6032577)

This led Yourwellness Magazine to give readers a basic guide to deep vein thrombosis (DVT). Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is a blood clot in one of the deep veins in the body. Yourwellness Magazine explained, “DVT usually occurs in a deep leg vein, a larger vein that runs through the muscles of the calf and the thigh. It can cause pain and swelling in the leg and may lead to complications such as pulmonary embolism. This is when a piece of blood clot breaks off into the bloodstream and blocks one of the blood vessels in the lungs.” (http://www.yourwellness.com/topics/menu/health-a-z/information-of-heart-and-circulation-disorders/deep-vein-thrombosis/#sthash.YNEFoenT.dpuf)

Yourwellness Magazine reported that each year, one in every 1,000 people in the UK is affected by DVT, and anyone can develop it. Yourwellness Magazine noted that there are certain risk factors associated with DVT, including age, previous venous thromboembolism, a family history of thrombosis, medical conditions such as cancer and heart failure, inactivity (for example, after an operation) and being overweight or obese. Yourwellness Magazine advised that stopping smoking, losing weight when overweight and walking regularly to improve the circulation in the legs can help prevent DVT.

To find out more, visit the gateway to living well at http://www.yourwellness.com.

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