Blood clots can affect anyone receiving surgery as in the deep veins break off and move to the lungs. To reduce the risk of developing a blood clot, follow the guidance below:
- Drinking plenty of fluids to keep you well hydrated unless otherwise
- Getting out of bed and walking around as soon as your condition allows
- Wearing compression stockings (which we will provide) as advised and putting them back on after showering.
- If you are receiving heparin injections speak to a member of staff if you do not receive your injections
You can get more information regarding blood clots from your GP, practice nurse or pharmacist.
Other useful links include:
www.nice.org.uk – National Institute for Health and Care Excellence
www.thrombosis-charity.org.uk – Lifeblood: The Thrombosis Charity