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June 21, 2022 3 min read

You may have heard of DVT or deep vein thrombosis. Following surgery, you are more likely to develop a DVT. Learn how to spot the signs of this disease, especially if you've recently had surgery and know how Recovapro Air can help avoid it. Read on.

WHAT IS DEEP VEIN THROMBOSIS OR DVT?

Let's start with the definition of thrombosis. When a blood clot forms in a blood vessel, it prevents blood from flowing freely. When a blood clot forms deep within a vein, it is called deep vein thrombosis or DVT. The lower leg or thigh is the most likely location for a DVT to occur.

DVT is a very hazardous condition. A one in your legs can not only stop blood from flowing through the vein, but it can also break off and move through the bloodstream. It can get lodged in your lungs’ blood vessels and cause a pulmonary embolism, a blockage in one of your lungs’ pulmonary arteries that can be fatal.

WHY ARE YOU AT HIGH RISK FOR DVT AFTER SURGERY?

You’re more likely to develop DVT after surgery due to your inactivity during and after the procedure. Muscle action is required to keep blood flowing to your heart. This inactivity causes blood to pool in the lower body, particularly the leg and hip areas and may result in a clot. 

WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS OF DVT?

DVT has two distinct warning symptoms. Swelling is the first and is most common in the affected leg. The ache in your leg is the second warning indication. This form of discomfort is more severe than a leg cramp. It usually starts in your calf and gets worse. Other DVT symptoms include:

  • Skin tightness in the legs
  • Warmth at the hurting spot
  • Redness around the painful area
  • Bluish or whitish skin discoloration

HOW DOES AN INTERMITTENT PNEUMATIC COMPRESSION DEVICE HELP PREVENT DVT?

Intermittent pneumatic compression (IPC) devices, also known as compression sleeves or sequential compression devices, are inflatable sleeves that you put on your lower legs while recovering from an illness or surgery in the hospital. The gadget keeps your blood circulating, reducing the risk of blood clots and deep vein thrombosis (DVT).

HOW DO INTERMITTENT PNEUMATIC COMPRESSION DEVICES WORK?

The IPC device’s inflating and deflating movement helps your circulation. Healthy circulation of blood throughout the body helps prevent blood clots. The compression of the sleeves aids blood flow through your body to your heart. In addition, your leg arteries receive oxygen-rich blood when they relax. The sleeves also aid in the release of chemicals that assist avoid blood clots.

HOW DOES RECOVAPRO AIR HELP PREVENT DVT?

Recovapro has just released the Recovapro Air, an FDA-approved class II medical compression device. The device applies the pressure needed to stimulate blood flow in your body, which permits newly oxygenated blood rich in nutrients to reach the cells and nourish them while releasing endorphins, which work as natural painkillers.

They can assist in the prevention of DVT. The compression helps flow blood through your veins towards your heart. It also encourages your body’s natural release of anti-clotting chemicals. In addition, the device’s cuffs loosen between compressions, allowing oxygen-rich blood to flow through your leg’s arteries.

Recovapro Air comes in a variety of compression garments that can suit any part of the body that has undergone surgery:

  • Compression pants that cover your core, lower back, hips, glutes, legs, and feet all at the same time
  • Compression jacket that encloses your arm, shoulder, chest, back, and core
  • Compression shorts for your quads, hamstrings, IT bands, glutes, and lower back
  • Compression calves for your leg muscles, especially the calves
  • Compression sleeve that inserts your hand to your shoulder

For any surgery you may have, there’s a Recovapro Air suit that can help you avoid DVT, so your body can recover faster and help you get back into action as quickly as possible. So, grab your Recovapro Air now!!!

 


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