DOT Physical Tip Series: Preventing Deep Vein Thrombosis in Commercial Drivers
Orlando DOT Physical Provider and Workflow Employer Services Owner Dr. Brad Levine Publishes New DOT Physical Tips Article on Helping Prevent DVT in Commercial Truck Drivers
Dr. Brad Levine, Orlando Chiropractor, DOT physicals provider, and owner at Workflow Employer Services releases new article in DOT physical tips series for commercial truck drivers on preventing deep vein thrombosis.
Altamonte Springs, FL — January 18, 2017 — Workflow Employer Services and DOT physical location owner, Dr. Brad Levine recently published a new article on his website “DOT Physical Tips: Helping Commercial Truck Drivers Prevent DVT.”
Dr. Levine starts off this DOT physical tips article by explaining the risks of deep vein thrombosis – or DVT for short. This potentially-deadly health danger occurs when blood clots in the legs, often from extended immobility. A crisis occurs when a piece or pieces of the clot break off and cause a pulmonary embolism. This can cause the victim to basically suffocate in their own blood and carries a high rate of morbidity.
Since commercial truck drivers are often seated for very long periods of time, this puts them at greater risk than most. As Dr. Levine says, “It’s very nearly an occupational hazard for the commercial truck driver and that’s why helping commercial truck drivers prevent DVT is so critical.”
In the article, Dr. Levine first covers the symptoms of DVT which include things like a throbbing in the leg, inability to flex the foot or feet, redness and/or a lump seen on the surface of the skin, surface warmness and more. He adds, “With DVT, symptoms are actually good because they alert the driver to the problem. Hopefully, before it becomes more significant. If a commercial truck driver experiences any of the symptoms of DVT, he or she should seek medical attention as soon as possible.”
From there, he goes on to give some of his DOT physical tips for preventing DVT. Things like staying hydrated, taking frequent stretch breaks, flexing feet often, watching sodium intake, and wearing compression socks all keep the blood circulating better and help to lower the risk.
You can read the complete article here in the series here: http://orlandodotphysicals.com/dot-physical-tips-preventing-dvt/
Workflow Employer Services has two DOT physical locations in Orlando and Altamonte Springs. Both locations offer same day DOT physicals and CDL medical exams along with employee drug testing services. Both DOT physical locations are bilingual and accept DOT physical exam walk-ins. He writes frequently on his website with DOT physical tips for commercial drivers to help them pass the DOT physical and maintain CDL certification.