Month: March 2022

Risk Factors for Deep Vein Thrombosis

Concept image of deep vein thrombosis

Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is the result of a blood clot in a deep set vein. Deep vein thrombosis usually occurs in the leg(s), and it is associated with several risk factors including obesity, sedentary lifestyle, smoking, and medications that increase the risk of clotting. What Causes Deep Vein Thrombosis? Deep vein thrombosis is caused …