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P868 Understanding Venous Thromboembolism

C H A P T E R 3 Living a healthier life Here are a few tips to help you quit smoking, eat better, get more exercise and lose weight. Doing these things will not only help you prevent deep vein thrombosis, they’ll help you to feel better about yourself! To quit smoking: 77Get medical help. Ask your healthcare provider for advice on stop-smoking programs and smoking cessation aids. 77Get support. Join a support group. Ask for help from your family and friends. 77Don’t give up. Often it takes several tries to succeed in quitting. 77 Remove the temptation to smoke. Stick to your decision to quit! For a heart-healthy diet: 77Add more vegetables, fruits, whole grains and beans. These contain fiber, which helps improve cholesterol levels. 77 Reduce salt. Too much salt (sodium) can raise blood pressure. Packaged and processed foods are often high in sodium. 77 Eat less fat. A high-fat diet can lead to higher blood cholesterol levels. 77 Choose the right kinds of fat. Healthier sources of fat include vegetable oils, nuts, seeds and fish. Reduce unhealthy sources of fat, such as meat, cheese, processed foods and deep-fried foods. 77 Read food labels. Knowing what you’re buying can help you make good choices about the foods you eat. 12


P868 Understanding Venous Thromboembolism
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