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5 Blood Clot Facts Doctors Want You to Know

July 10, 2019

From the Everyday Health website

Under normal circumstances, blood clots can be helpful. For example, when you get hurt, your body forms a blood clot to stop the bleeding. After healing takes place, your body breaks down the clot and removes it. But sometimes this process goes wrong. Some people get too many blood clots, and other people have blood that clots in an unusual way. The end result: venous thromboembolism (VTE), a disorder that affects between 300,000 to 600,000 Americans each year.

Without proper treatment, VTE can block blood flow and oxygen to parts of your body. This can cause serious damage to your tissues and organs, or even death. The good news is that you can reduce your risk of VTE through lifestyle changes and medication when appropriate.

Here are five facts that doctors wish everyone knew about VTE:

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