Health Alert: DVT Awareness Can Save Your Life
Written by Your 5News Team
Last updated on March 09, 2013 @ 12:02AM
Created on March 08, 2013 @ 11:46PM
Doctor Mark Povroznik from United Hospital Center stopped by the 5 News for Health Alerts. This week, he talked about a deadly and little known condition that can happen to anyone. We all know that exercise is important to stay healthy, but not moving around at all can be fatal. It's called Deep Vein Thrombosis, or DVT. Click on the video link above to hear the answers to the following questions:
- What is DVT?
- What is a Pulmonary Embolism?
-How do you know if you're at risk, and what are the symptoms?
- Does DVT always occur in the legs?
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