As we come to the end of National Blood Clot Awareness Month, we wanted to provide one more reminder to wear compression in order to avoid developing Deep Vein Thrombosis. Prevention is the key: wear compression stockings or compression socks when traveling on airplanes or driving on road trips to aid in the prevention of blood clots!
It is very important to understand that Deep Vein Thrombosis is a very serious condition that dramatically affects a large portion of the population within the United States. According to the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention), blood clots are responsible for 60,000 deaths annually within the United States, and 25% of those deaths were not aware that they even had a blood clot. Protect yourself and take precautionary action to prevent blood clots from forming by wearing compression socks or stockings.
Are you confused about Deep Vein Thrombosis and how it forms in your body? Click on the link below to learn more about it through a video diagram that walks you through the process: How DVT Forms.