How can I prevent blood clots?

You can reduce your risk of blood clots by:

  • Enjoying regular physical activity;
  • Stopping smoking;
  • Eating a healthy diet; and,
  • Controlling medical problems such as high blood pressure and diabetes.

If you are concerned about your blood clot risk in certain situations, such as when you are traveling or after a surgery, your doctor can give you more information on other habits that can help.

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