DVT (Deep Vein Thrombosis) - McDowell's Herbal Treatments

Deep Vein Thrombosis is blood condition relating to circulation and viscosity. It is a clot which forms in the blood vessels, usually the legs. 

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There are three main reasons for deep vein thrombosis.

1. Slowing of blood flow as in prolonged bed rest and/or inactivity due to sitting while travelling
2. Injury to the lining of the vein as in surgery.
3. Increased tendency for blood to clot as in some cancers and rarely with contraceptive use

A DVT is more likely to happen if you:

  • Are over 60 years old
  • Are overweight
  • Smoke
  • Have had DVT before
  • Take the contraceptive pill or HRT
  • Have cancer or heart failure
  • Have varicose veins
  • Have limited movement or dont exercise

About half the sufferers of DVT have no symptoms at all. In the others with inflammation and blood flow obstruction there can be swelling and pain in the calf, also the ankle, foot and thigh depending on the veins affected.

Symptoms of DVT

  • Leg cramps and throbbing
  • Redness
  • Swelling in one leg, ankle or foot
  • Red or darkened skin
  • Swollen veins in legs
  • Skin is too warm

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McDowells Recomendations

To improve this generally I suggest consuming foods with rutin on a regular basis. This incudes lemons, buckwheat and blackcurrant. 

1. Drink ΒΌ squeezed and chopped lemon in hot water with small slices of ginger everyday. Lemon and ginger both improve circulation and make blood travel faster. Twice a day to start with to rebalance blood circulation system.
2. Eat one clove of garlic daily. Garlic has favourable influences on cardiac factors
3. Walk daily for at least 20 minutes
4. Stay hydrated
5. Avoid caffeine, alcohol and fatty foods
6. Take omega 3 fatty acids - fish oil, walnuts, olive oil
7. Do not eat margarine or processed foods with trans fats
8. Consume cold water fish
9. A happy heart is the best medicine - reduce impatience and anger, try contemplation, meditation!
10. Read more at our site about Deep Vein Thrombosis

McDowells Products

Our DVT mix contains herbs which have traditionally been used to reduce abnormal blood clotting and support healthy blood vessels and movement of blood.

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