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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.

James Herbert Stewart, MD
(208) 939-4599
661 S Rivershore Ln Ste 130
Eagle, ID
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Medical School: Tulane Univ Sch Of Med, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1947

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Donald Kenneth Stott, MD
(208) 938-4553
1591 S River Grove Way
Eagle, ID
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Cardiology, Internal Medicine
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Medical School: Or Hlth Sci Univ Sch Of Med, Portland Or 97201
Graduation Year: 1965
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Hospital: St Lukes Reg Medctr, Boise, Id
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Melinda Lee Marks, MD
(208) 322-1680
6140 Curtisian Ave Ste 200
Boise, ID
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Cardiology
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Medical School: Univ Of Wa Sch Of Med, Seattle Wa 98195
Graduation Year: 1985

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Scott R Hiatt, DO
(208) 322-1686
900 N Liberty St Ste 302
Boise, ID
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Cardiology
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Medical School: Kirksville Coll Of Osteo Med, Kirksville Mo 63501
Graduation Year: 1994
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Hospital: St Alphonsus Reg Med Ctr, Boise, Id

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Walter L Seale
(208) 322-1680
6140 W Curtisian
Boise, ID
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Cardiology

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(208) 939-4599
661 S Rivershore Ln Ste 130
Eagle, ID
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Cardiology
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Medical School: Creighton Univ Sch Of Med, Omaha Ne 68178
Graduation Year: 1970

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Melvin Eric Carter, MD
(208) 336-4141
3071 N Sunny Meadow Ln
Eagle, ID
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Cardiology
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Medical School: Univ Of Ut Sch Of Med, Salt Lake Cty Ut 84132
Graduation Year: 1988

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Steven L Writer
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6140 W Curtisian
Boise, ID
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Cardiology

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(208) 376-8666
6014 W Emerald St
Boise, ID
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Cardiology
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Male
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Medical School: Northwestern Univ Med Sch, Chicago Il 60611
Graduation Year: 1965

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6014 W Emerald St
Boise, ID
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Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

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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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