Blood Clot Specialist Canon City CO

Over a lifetime, you have roughly a one in 20 chance of getting DVT—which equates to about 2 million Americans annually. Not all of those blood clots break free, although more than half a million Americans end up in the hospital to treat either the clot or a pulmonary embolism. And not everyone is satisfied with the current standard of treatment.

Bryan John Reynolds, MD
(303) 702-5958
2030 Mountain View Ave Ste 200
Longmont, CO
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Cardiology
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Medical School: Univ Of Nm Sch Of Med, Albuquerque Nm 87131
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(719) 471-9942
265 Parkside Dr Ste 110
Colorado Springs, CO
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Cardiology
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Medical School: St George'S Univ, Sch Of Med, St George'S, Grenada
Graduation Year: 1985

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(720) 284-3900
3655 Lutheran Pkwy Ste 201
Wheat Ridge, CO
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Cardiology
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Medical School: Univ Of Vt Coll Of Med, Burlington Vt 05405
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Fort Collins, CO
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(970) 221-1000
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Fort Collins, CO
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Cardiology, Internal Medicine
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Medical School: Med Coll Of Ga Sch Of Med, Augusta Ga 30912
Graduation Year: 1984
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Medical School: Hahnemann Univ Sch Of Med, Philadelphia Pa 19102
Graduation Year: 1997

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10103 Ridgeview Parkway Ste 103
Littleton, CO
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Cardiology
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Medical School: Univ Of Chicago, Pritzker Sch Of Med, Chicago Il 60637
Graduation Year: 1999

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(303) 331-0051
1421 S Potomac St Ste 40
Aurora, CO
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Medical School: Univ Of Co Sch Of Med, Denver Co 80262
Graduation Year: 1971

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525 N Foote Ave # 309
Colorado Springs, CO
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Medical School: Univ Of Ia Coll Of Med
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(303) 595-2600
4101 W Conejos Pl Ste 100
Denver, CO
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Medical School: Univ Of Mo, Columbia Sch Of Med, Columbia Mo 65212
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Healing Blood Clots Naturally

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By Dan Orzech

While on a 10-day camping trip in the backwoods of West Virginia, Rusty Neithammer noticed his calf starting to swell. It didn’t hurt, and Neithammer, a 45-year-old electrical engineer, shrugged it off as an insect bite. Back home, however, his doctor sent him to get an ultrasound. The diagnosis: deep vein thrombosis or DVT. In layman’s terms, a blood clot.

Neithammer was lucky. The clot could have killed him. He’d gone to the doctor not so much for his leg, but because he’d noticed shortness of breath while hiking. Part of the blood clot had broken off and traveled from his leg to his lungs. Doctors call this a pulmonary embolism—a blockage of blood flow to the lungs—and each year, more than 200,000 people in the US die from it.

Over a lifetime, you have roughly a one in 20 chance of getting DVT—which equates to about 2 million Americans annually. Not all of those blood clots break free, although more than half a million Americans end up in the hospital to treat either the clot or a pulmonary embolism. And not everyone is satisfied with the current standard of treatment. Some DVT patients—Neithammer included—are searching for alternative remedies.

Pump it up

In most cases, doctors don’t really know what causes DVT. Researchers are, however, beginning to identify factors that increase your risk for them. Powerful calf, quad, and hamstring muscles surround the veins in our legs. Along with making movement possible, the action of these muscles pumps blood back to the heart. When we sit or lie still for too long, blood may pool in the legs, providing an opportunity for the stagnant blood to congeal and clot. That puts immobilized hospital patients at risk, but even sitting still for shorter periods—on an airplane flight, for example—may pose a problem. A number of studies in the past few years point to airline travel as a potential contributor to DVT, and some international carriers now suggest passengers get up and move their legs as much as possible. Being trapped and immobilized behind a snoring passenger in the aisle seat may not be the only danger you face, however. Changes in air pressure or oxygen levels in planes may also up your risk for DVT. A 2006 study in the British medical journal Lancet found that people on an eight-hour flight were more likely to get blood clots than people sitting in a movie theater for the same period. But other studies using pressure chambers to simulate the changes in air pressure inside an airplane didn’t find the same risk. Traveling by car, train, or bus also predisposes you to clots.

Other risk factors exist as well. Pregnant women are five times more likely to develop DVT, apparently because the body ups the blood’s tendency to clot to prevent excessive bleeding during childbirth. The estrogen in birth-control pills also facilitates clotting and puts women at a three to six times higher risk than women not on the Pill. The Factor V Leiden gene (which you can get tested for) p...

Author: Dan Orzech

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