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Could You Get A Blood Clot? New York, NY

Could You Get A Blood Clot?

New York NY Vascular Surgeon Dr. Alan Benvenisty

The short answer to this question is that “yes, you can get a blood clot.” Really anyone can get a blood clot. The four most common risk factors for blood clots are:

  • A previous history of blood clots
  • Cancer
  • Obesity
  • A genetic disorder

There are also behaviors and habits that can be risky if you are prone to blood clots.

  • Sitting long hours at a desk
  • Drinking a lot of coffee and not enough water
  • Taking birth control pills
  • Stress

Do any of these risk factors or behaviors sound like something in your life? If so, there is good news for you. You can make sure you stay hydrated. A good rule of thumb about how much water to drink is to halve your weight and drink that number or ounces of water per day. Beware of eating foods high in Vitamin K, because it can thicken the blood. Consider talking to a doctor like Dr. Alan Benvenisty about taking a baby aspirin and fish oil pill every day because they are anti-coagulants. Consider changing some of your behaviors, such as the ones in the list above, that can help reduce the risk of a blood clot.

The thought that you could experience a blood clot at some time is a scary one! We know. Dr. Alan Benvensity is an expert on vascular matters and is happy to discuss all of your needs relating to blood clotting. Call and schedule your appointment today.

Posted on behalf of Dr. Alan Benvenisty

440 West 114th St, Second Floor
New York, NY 10025

Phone: (212) 523-4706

Monday & Friday 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

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Max P.

Dr. Benvenisty is very professional and thorough. Listens to his patients and truly cares. Fantastic doctor and lovely staff

Andrew C.

Could not have asked for more. Genuinely passionate, skilled and cares about his patients.

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A doctor who gives the best care to his patients and treats the disease with best care and great staff.

Renata B.

Dr. Benvenisty was excellent and helped us with my husband's extensive leg swelling related to diabetes. We had another specialist who didn't help us last year. We're planning to stay with Dr. Benvenisty now! He's detailed oriented, matter-of-fact and friendly. An excellent doctor I would strongly recommend.


Dr. Benvenisty treated my mother in the ER during this time of the covid outbreak. He was a part of a fantastic team of doctors that were brought in to find out what was ailing my mother. He is first and for most experienced in many areas as my mother was diagnosed with pancreatitis. Although he transferred the surgery to another member of his team, he gave me his mobile and kept me informed of her condition/diagnosis at a time where I was unable to be with her myself because of this pandemic. His heart, compassion, understanding and bedside manner are things that I will not ever forget. He is an excellent doctor and truly a great human being.

Howard L.

Dr. Benvenisty is the most caring physician that I know. He is brilliant, highly ethical and trustworthy. His knowledge extends well beyond his specialty. He makes referrals to the best possible physicians. I know Dr. Benvenisty for 25 years and have complete confidence in him.

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440 West 114th St, Second Floor
New York, NY 10025

(212) 523-4706

Monday & Friday 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM