Post Misconstrues Public Health Awareness Campaigns About Blood Clots
Blood clotting in the deep veins, or deep vein thrombosis, is a serious and relatively common medical condition. In addition to damaging the valves of veins, which can cause pain and be debilitating, clots that form in the legs or pelvis can also travel to the lungs and block blood flow. That’s known as pulmonary embolism, which is often lethal.
Collectively known as venous thromboembolism, DVT and/or PE affect up to 900,000 people in the U.S. each year and as many as 100,000 die, according to the CDC.
Online posts, however, have misleadingly zeroed...