If you are in hospital for a longer stay, your risk of getting a blood clot in your leg or your lung is much higher than usual. 

To prevent blood clots, you can:

  • Move your legs and ankles around as much as you can while you are in bed
  • Drink fluids regularly, or as recommended by your nurse or doctor
  • Take all your tablets or injections as advised by your doctor
  • Wear compression stockings (if your doctor advises)
  • Use a foot pump (if your doctor advises)

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