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Deep Vein Thrombosis, DVT Treatment with Naturopathic Medicine

Deep Vein Thrombosis, DVT


Deep vein thrombosis is the development of single or multiple blood clots within the deep veins of the extremities or pelvis, usually accompanied by inflammation of the vessel wall. The major clinical consequence is embolization, usually to the lung, that is frequently life-threatening.


Causes of DVT include: venous stasis, injury to vessel wall, and abnormalities of coagulation.
Clinical risk factors include: Trauma, especially long bone fractures or crush injuries; Surgery, particularly hip surgery; Prolonged immobility (e.g. bed rest); Pregnancy, especially the puerperium; Indwelling central venous catheters; Oral contraceptive use (risk is confined to current usage and is proportional to estrogen content); and Extreme high altitude (> 14,000 feet)
Pathological risk factors include: Carcinoma; Deficiencies of endogenous anticoagulants (protein C, protein S, antithrombin III); Presence of anti-phospholipid antibodies (also known as lupus anticoagulant or anti-cardiolipin antibodies); Nephrotic syndrome; Polycythemia vera; Homocystinuria (rare); Campylobacter jejuni bacteremia (very rare); and Mutation on Factor V conferring resistance to activated protein C (most common risk factor for idiopathic DVT).

Conventional Labs

No specific laboratory test is available for DVT.
Protein C, protein S, antithrombin III and antiphospholipid antibodies can be measured in some laboratories. These are rare causes of DVT.

What's your next step?

The next step, after you have been diagnosed with a disease, is to find out what is the specific cause, and then choose supplements that address that cause, as well as supplements that alleviate the symptoms of the disease. Finding and addressing the cause of disease is the step that most holistic practitioners (and all health food store clerks) skip -- and it is absolutely essential!

Finding the Cause of Disease with Specialty Alternative Medical Lab Tests

There are many specialty alternative medical lab tests that are designed specifically to find the cause of disease. These tests are not taught in medical school, and they are usually not reimbursed by insurance companies (because conventional lab tests are only used to diagnose disease). As such, most medical doctors don't know anything about them!

Figuring out which specialty lab test you need is what naturopathic medical doctors are taught. My book, Finding the Cause of Disease with Specialty Alternative Medical Lab Tests was written to help naturopathic medical students learn this art. The PDF Ebook is available for $9.99 and includes descriptions of these lab tests and which specific lab tests are recommended for each disease.

Salivary Hormone Panels

If your disease is associated with imbalances in hormones, you might want to review the Salivary Hormone Panels section in my store. The lab test kits are mailed to your home and include an prepaid envelope to mail them back to the lab company for analysis. I have entered a few salivary hormone lab tests in the Store.

There are many more alternative medical lab tests available, and I will be adding them to the store soon. Please chack back regularly!

The choice is yours

I recommend that you make an informed choice, and the goal of this web site is to provide you with the information to make a wise choice when it comes to your health and wellness.

As you can see, I don't sell any vitamins on this web site. There are thousands of vitamin stores that will sell you whatever vitamin you want, and many of them offer discounts.

If, for whatever reason, you decide that you aren't interested, I'd like to recommend two other web sites that have high-quality vitamins and information.

Life Extension Foundation and Vitamin Research Products

Also, if you are interested in some high-quality basic nutritional supplements, I recommend visiting the Store You will find my recommendations for a multiple, tasty chewable fiber wafers, high-potency probiotics, and fish oils.

Good luck in your journey towards health and wellness!!


Ronald Steriti, ND, PhD
Naturopathic Medical Doctor, Natural Health Coach
Call today for a natural health consultation (239) 659-2684

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