Pulmonary Embolism: Treatment, Diet and Home Remedies

Food and Nutrition

Foods to be taken
  • A variety foods such as lean proteins like chicken, fatty fish, whole grains such as oats, fruits such as apples and a variety of vegetables to ensure proper nutrition.
Foods to be avoided
  • Cranberry products such as juice can increase the potency of warfarin (a drug commonly prescribed to treat pulmonary embolism), which can lead to bleeding problems. If you have a pulmonary embolism and are prescribed warfarin you should avoid eating cranberries and drinking cranberry juice.
  • Alcohol and liquorice also decrease the effectiveness of warfarin.

Yoga and Exercise

  • Perform simple leg exercises, such as regularly flexing your ankles
  • Take occasional short walks when possible
YOGA
Pranayama can help support the healthy function of pulmonary arteries using inhalation, retention and exhalation to purify blood as it moves into the lungs. 
  • Alternate Nostril Breathing
  • Diaphragmatic Breathing
  • Kapalabhati

Home Remedies

  • If you know you will need to sit or stand for long periods, wear compression stockings to encourage blood flow
  • Elevate your feet for 30 minutes twice a day
  • If you need to be stationary for long periods of time, move around for a few minutes each hour: move your feet and legs, bend your knees, and stand on tip-toe





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