The Silent Killer In Your Veins

Serena Williams

Tennis star Serena Williams battled it and it was the cause of the untimely death of Heavy D, as well as countless Americans every single day. What exactly are blood clots, how can you prevent them, and what are the risk factors?

Currently, it is estimated that 25,000 people who are admitted to hospital die from preventable venous thromboembolism (blood clots in the leg and potentially fatal clots which travel to the lung) each year. This has led the Department of Health to make the prevention of this “silent killer” across the NHS a priority for the forthcoming years.

Preventing Blood Clots

You can help prevent blood clots if you: