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There is no known way to prevent APS. However, lifestyle changes can reduce the likelihood of blood clots.

To reduce your risk of blood clots:

  • Quit smoking

  • Increase physical activity

  • Avoid medications (if possible) that are suspected of increasing the risk of blood clots or causing APS

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