Most DVTs and pulmonary embolisms develop in people who are inactive because of an injury or surgery. If you have had a DVT or pulmonary embolism, or you have a family history of blood-clotting problems, you can help to prevent blood clots by doing the following:
Review your medical history with your doctor to see if you have any risk factors for blood clots that can be changed.
Avoid all medications that may cause blood clots (especially birth control pills...
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