New Transas City Report: Deep Vein Thrombosis

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A new report is available on Transas City, which discusses the problem, causes, and risk factors of deep vein thrombosis (DVT). The executive summary from the article follows:

Deep Vein Thrombosis – Facts at a Glance

  • In the United States alone, deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is responsible for hundreds of thousands of hospitalizations and tens of thousands of deaths each year.
  • DVT can be caused by hormone therapy in transgender persons, especially those who take ethinyl estradiol orally.
  • Key risk factors include smoking, increased age, a sedentary lifestyle, and a genetic tendency towards high levels of clotting factors.
  • Symptoms of DVT include leg pain, swelling, an unusual warm area, shortness of breath, chest pain, and the symptoms of stroke.
  • DVT cannot be treated by yourself! Seek medical care immediately if you suspect you have DVT!
  • Overall, the incidence of DVT is declining among transgender persons as more of us are using transdermal hormones and 17-β estradiol.
  • With a healthy lifestyle and proper hormone use under a physician’s care, the risk of DVT in transgender persons is relatively low.

Read more at the link below.

Deep Vein Thrombosis and Hormone Use – a Transas City Report

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