Protein C deficiency (blood coagulation factor XIV) can be congenital or acquired. Being on Warfarin therapy can show protein C deficiency. However, it should get corrected after two weeks and it has not so if there are no other causes, then it is probably congenital protein C deficiency.
As you already had DVT (deep vein thrombosis), you might need to be on anticoagulation therapy for life to avoid the future risk of thrombosis. Also, need to do a few things to reduce the risk of thrombosis.
Maintain an ideal body weight and engage in regular physical activity.
Avoid long periods of immobility that is more than two hours. Get up to walk around or stretch during airplane flights or long car trips.
Consider the use of elastic compression stockings that provide moderate compression (15 to 20 mmHg).
Drink water to maintain hydration. Avoid alcohol and caffeine during travel. Do not smoke.
If you are planning to have surgery, then alert your doctor to any genetic risk factors. Work with your doctors to identify strategies to reduce your risk.
Recognize the symptoms of a DVT or PE (pulmonary embolism) such as shortness of breath or chest pain, unexplained pain, swelling, and redness of a limb, and seek medical attention.
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She is being encouraged by her doctor to change the anticoagulant ... So, now newer oral anticoagulants are used with no need of monitoring and without any excess risk of bleeding as compared to Warfarin . Read full
.. would like to know the indication for which you were prescribed Warfarin.
Secondly, 3.73 is a higher INR (international normalized ratio) than normally desired which usually is between 2 to 2.5 or 2. Read full
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