We all know that slight tickle in the back of our throats that brings with it a feeling of dread and the knowledge that soon we will be suffering from a cold. Colds are common, affecting most people about twice per year. As much as modern medicine has advanced, treatments for the common cold haven’t changed much over the years and remain relatively ineffective.
Blood clots, also known as deep vein thrombosis (DVT), occur in fewer than 1 million people each year. Most individuals, therefore, have an incredibly low risk of developing DVT, but certain characteristics and actions can put you more at risk.