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Millions of Americans are at risk for VTE without realizing it

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Jessica Kirkwood, Essential Insights contributor, healthcare writer.

Jessica Kirkwood

Essential Insights contributor, healthcare writer

Risk factors that can increase the risk of blood clots.

1. Failing to meet physical activity recommendations

2. Being overweight or obese

3. Frequent or long-distance travel

Sex, gender, and pregnancy

1. Being born male

2. Pursuing gender-confirming therapies and surgeries

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5. Taking birth control or fertility medication

Patients with multiple risk factors