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
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
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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