Obesity and DVT
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Obesity and DVT

Obesity, defined by the National Institutes of Health as having a Body Mass Index of greater than 30, can also increase your risk for developing DVT.33 Central obesity, also known as the "apple shape," has been associated with cardiovascular disease, which may increase the risk of DVT.

The good news is that, in most cases, DVT blood clots can be prevented, particularly when body weight is brought under control.

Use the DVT Risk Assessor to learn more about your risk factors for DVT. And don't forget to speak with your doctor to find out whether you or a loved one could be at risk, and what you can do to minimize your risk.

Are you or a loved one at risk for DVT blood clots?

Key DVT Statistics

Did you know that up to 2 million Americans are affected annually by DVT?