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Health Tips for Deep Vein Thrombosis Patients
23 July 2017
 The Ministry of Health (MOH) advises patients with deep vein thrombosis (DVT) to consult a doctor before traveling, especially on long trips for additional preventive measures.
In an inforgraphic on MOH’s Twitter page, MOH stresses the importance of more fluid intakes, less caffeine, regular legs exercise in one’s seat (every 20 minutes), hourly moving and walking breaks and wearing comfortable clothes to prevent deep vein thrombosis. In its campaign: (#سافر_بصحة) – which means healthy travel – MOH notes the key factors that increase the risk of DVT, including inheriting a blood-clotting disorder, pregnancy, obesity, old age, and previous thrombosis history.
"Deep Vein thrombosis (DVT) occurs when a blood clot (thrombus) forms in one or more of the deep veins in your body. Long journeys (4 hours or more) increase the risk of deep vein thrombosis,” MOH states.

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