Am I at risk of a blood clot?
- You’re more likely to get a blood clot if any of the following applies:
- You’re overweight
- You smoke
- You’ve had a blood clot before
- You’ve just had a baby
- You’re pregnant
- You have Crohn’s disease or rheumatoid arthritis
You’re also at increased risk if you’re using combined hormonal contraception, such as:
- Combined pill
- Contraceptive patch
- Vaginal ring
There are things you can do to reduce your risk of blood clots, such as taking regular walks.
Another precautionary measure shared by the NHS is to drink plenty of water to prevent dehydration, which can increase the likelihood of a blood clot.
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