Blood clot: Three signs in your leg of deep vein thrombosis – ‘contact your doctor’

It is estimated each year fatal blood clots cause more than 25,000 deaths in the UK. There are some steps you can take to reduce your risk.

For example, the NHS says you should drink plenty of water to avoid dehydration, as you’re more likely to get a clot if you’re dehydrated.

The body should naturally dissolve the blood clot after an injury has healed.

However, for some people, a blood clot might emerge without an obvious injury, or it might not dissolve.


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