What should I do to stave off DVT?
May 13, 2010 6:07 PM Subscribe
My genetic test from 23andme revealed that I have a substantially elevated risk of venous thromboembolism (deep vein thrombosis)--about triple the normal risk. What kinds of preventive measures, including diet, exercise, medicine etc., should I take?
posted by anonymous to health & fitness (16 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
For background: I'm 30 years old, male, nonsmoker, in fairly good shape, normal height/weight, with no history of heart disease or any previous surgeries or major trauma.
Related question: if I tell my doctor about the results of my test (including some other elevated risks), would that count as a pre-existing condition? Am I legally obligated to disclose the results to my insurance company? Posting anonymously for this reason.