Deep vein thrombosis

CHESTERFIELD, VA (WWBT) - Dr. Kelly McDonald is treating deep vein thrombosis.

This is known as blood clots in the deeper vein collecting systems of the body.

Smoking, pregnancy, medications, dehydration, immobility and family history of blood clots or pulmonary emboli increases your risk.

If left untreated, the blood clot can progress and lead to a blockage of the arteries supplying the lungs, which can in some cases be fatal.

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