Natural therapies for DVT treatment, or venous thrombosis, includes several approaches. Phlebitis is vein inflammation, thrombosis is the existence of a blood clot and deep vein thrombosis, DVT, is life-threatening because a clot can break loose and lodge in the lungs. Seek medical attention immediately.
Natural therapies for DVT treatment are used for prevention and treatment. Diet, exercise and specific supplements are recommended by several studies. Always check with a doctor before taking supplements. Be careful taking vitamin E if on anti-coagulants and folic acid can mask vitamin B12 deficiency.
Symptoms of Thrombosis
Swelling, inflammation, redness and aching legs, fever and pain along veins and swelling.
Causes of Venous Thrombosis
Clogged and toxic bloodstream from excess saturated fats and trans fats (hydrogenated oils), inactivity, obesity, weak heart, oral contraceptives, vitamin E deficiency, prolonged stress and even tight, under-garments and jeans.
No prolonged sitting, elevate legs when possible, keep weight down, wear loose fitting clothing and walk 30 minutes per day. Additionally, consider the following supplements:
*Vitamin E, 200-600 IU, helps prevent platelets from sticking to each other and artery walls and protects against cardiovascular disease.
*B vitamins may help stop clots by clearing homocysteine: B-6, 25 mg., B-12, 1,200 micrograms for severe cases and folic acid, 2,500 micrograms. Supplements are better to take than increased meat consumption to increase B vitamins
*Nattokinase for unhealthy blood coagulation
Natural Therapies to Reduce Inflammation
Reduce inflammation by eating an anti-inflammatory diet and taking anti-inflammatory supplements such as:
*Omega-3 fish oil
Cleanse, reduce inflammation and alkalize by eating mostly green foods and an anti-inflammatory diet. Strengthen veins and capillaries with bioflavnoids.
Research shows supplementation is very conducive to preventing and treating various diseases. Using them in combination with medical treatment is beneficial when regulated by your physician. Many physicians are turning to natural therapies for DVT treatment.
*The Anti-inflammatory Diet, Part I: The First Step You Must Know
*When the Anti-inflammatory Diet Isn’t Enough: Ramp It Up with Supplements
Trudeau, Kevin, Natural Cures, Alliance Publishing Group, Elk Grove Village, IL
Rodale Health Books, Healing with Vitamins, Rodale, Inc., New York, NY
Article for information purposes only. Not intended as replacement for medical care.
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