More and more people are opting to treat various medical problems naturally. We will closely examine how vein problems, such as deep vein thrombosis or blood clots, can be treated naturally.
Blood Clots Tend to Dissolve Naturally
The body is designed to naturally dissolve blood clots. In fact, there is a good chance you may have had a blood clot and not know about it because your body naturally dissolved it.
Even though our bodies are designed to naturally dissolve blood clots, sometimes the blood clot doesn’t dissolve on its own. When this happens, you are at risk for developing a number of health problems ranging from deep vein thrombosis, strokes, and heart attacks.
If the blood clot does not appear to be dissolving naturally or you have symptoms that indicate you may be at risk for experiencing any of these life-threatening health problems, your doctor may recommend that you try various vein treatment options such as taking medications or undergoing minimally invasive procedures.
Natural Ways to Treat Blood Clots
Some of the following are examples of things you can do to try to dissolve a blood clot naturally:
- Increase rutin intake – rutin can be found in apples, lemons, onions, oranges, teas, and supplements
- Eat natural pineapple or take a nutritional supplement with bromelain
- Increase your intake of other foods and drinks that may help dissolve blood clots such as garlic, kiwi, kale, spinach, red wine, and grape juice
- Drink more water
- Increase your exercise
Talking with your doctor before trying any of these natural treatment options is important. Some of these natural treatments, such as increasing rutin, may interfere with your medications or cause other health problems. Talk with your doctor to make sure it is safe to try any method of natural vein treatment.
Work Closely with a Physician to Treat Blood Clots
While many natural treatments are able to successfully treat blood clots, sometimes they don’t. It is important that if you wish to naturally treat your blood clot that you work closely with a doctor.
A doctor will not only be able to provide you with recommendations for how to naturally treat the blood clot, but he or she will be able to monitor your treatment progress. Serious, potentially life-threatening health problems can occur if a blood clot is not dissolving on its own. Constant monitoring of your progress will allow your doctor to determine if you are at risk of experiencing life-threatening problems because the natural treatment is not working.
Call Vein & Vascular Institute today to schedule an appointment with our doctor to discuss possible natural treatment options for your blood clots.