Treatment of DVT is aimed at preventing the clot from extending and breaking

Treatment of dvt is aimed at preventing the clot from

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Treatment of DVT is aimed at preventing the clot from extending and breaking loose. With this in mind, the course of treatment would include blood thinners or anticoagulants, clot busters, vena cava filters and possibly compression stockings ("(DVT)," 2016). To prevent DVT, lifestyle changes must occur,such as losing weight, exercising regularly and quitting smoking. Patient FactorGender is the patient factor selected that influences the risk of CVI and DVT. Female genders often are at greater risk for DVT and CVI, due to such factors as pregnancy, the use of birth control, hormone replacement therapy and the production of progesterone. According to (Fan, 2005), clinical studies have shown that CVI is two times more prevalent in women than in men. CVI in the Tampere study shows the prevalence in men and women was 18% and 42%, respectively. Pregnancy puts females at a greater risk of CVI and DVT due to the increased pressure in the veins and the inability to perform normal movements because of excess weight during pregnancy. ConclusionWhile both DVT and CVI have many of the same causes and risk factors, but they are treated differently. Diagnosis may be similar for the two disorders, but both have increased risks for females. Venous thrombosis occurs in the veins and returns blood to the heart, where arterial thrombosis occurs in the arteries that supply blood to the extremities. These disorders both effectwomen more often than men. Living a healthy lifestyle with regular exercise and maintaining a healthy weight can greatly reduce the risk of these disorders.
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DISORDERS OF THE VEINS AND ARTERIES4ReferencesChronic Venous Insufficiency (CVI). (2016). Retrieved from -disease/chronic-venous-insufficiencyDeep vein thrombosis (DVT). (2016). Retrieved from -
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  • Fall '17
  • keisha lovence
  • Thrombosis, CVI

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