What are some of the risk factors for getting deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and how can I prevent it?

Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) in the leg is a life threatening venous disorder that occurs when thrombus, or a blood clot, develops in the deep venous system. The risk of developing DVT increases when venous blood flow becomes more stagnant. This is more commonly seen in individuals with venous reflux and varicose vein disease. In these individuals, superficial venous blood clots (superficial thrombophlebitis) can lead to DVT because of the incompetent valve system linking the deep and superficial systems together.

One way to decrease your risk of DVT is to treat the venous reflux and vein disease, eliminating the veins with the faulty valves. The Vein Guys™ correct vein disease through a minimally invasive procedure called Venefit™. The procedure is performed in the office in about 15 minutes and patients typically return to normal activity within a day.

Category: Veins and Vein Disease

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