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For a heart patient, how to protect yourself from clots.. Tighten your leg muscles and stop smoking


The elderly are most at risk of heart attacks, which are the result of several factors, but the heart patient is considered the most vulnerable to diseases, this may be due to excessive obesity and the accumulation of fat in the body with immobility and may be caused by continuous smoking.


1: Swelling in the affected limb.


2: Severe pain in the affected area.


3: Skin that is warm to the touch, red or discolored.


4: Difficulty breathing.


5: Chest pain that gets worse with deep breathing or coughing.


6: coughing up blood.


7: Heartbeat faster than usual or irregular.


It is important to be aware of the signs and symptoms of a blood clot so that you can alert your doctor or seek medical treatment right away. If a blood clot is detected early, it can be treated.


How can I prevent blood clots?


1:Improve blood flow in your legs when sitting for long periods or after bed rest, or when traveling for more than 4 hours by moving your legs as much as possible and exercising your calf muscles.


2: Get up and walk around every 2-3 hours if you can and if space allows.


3: Do leg stretches while sitting.


4: Raise and lower your heels while keeping your toes on the floor.


5: Tighten and release your leg muscles.


6: If you smoke, stop smoking, keep your weight low and drink plenty of water. Staying hydrated can reduce your risk of developing blood clots.


7: Taking birth control pills increases your risk of DVT, which means it may not be the right choice if you have another risk factor.


8: If you have an injury or are going to have surgery, talk to your doctor about preventing DVT.

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