Are You At Risk For Deep Vein Thrombosis?

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Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)  is a serious condition that occurs when a blood clot forms in a vein located deep inside your body. Many factors increase the risk of developing Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT). Some factors that increase your risk for Deep Vein Thrombosis are; Pregnancy: Women with an inherited clotting disorder are a t a higher risk to develop blood clots during pregnancy. The risk of blood clots during pregnancy can continue for up to six 6 weeks after having a baby. Heart disease: People with a history of heart failure are at a greater risk for DVT due to their limited heart and lung function. Cancer: Cancer treatment can sometimes increase the risk of DVT. Inflammatory Bowel Disease: Diseases such a Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis, increase the risk of DVT. Obesity: Obesity can increase the pressure on the veins in the pelvis and legs. Medical history: If you or someone in your family has had DVT you are more likely to develop it as well. Age: DVT can develop at any age but being over 60 can increase your risk of DVT. Sitting or standing for long times: When your legs remain in a still position for long time your muscles don’t contract which can contribute to the development of blood clots in the calves of your legs. Vein Injury: An injury or surgery can increase the risk of blood clots. Hormones and contraceptives: Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) and birth control pills (contraceptives) can increase the blood’s ability to clot. Prolonged bed rest: Bed rest especially after major surgeries can increase your risk of developing blood clots as the legs staying at rest can contribute to the development of blood clots in the legs. Being at a higher risk for DVT puts you at a higher risk for pulmonary embolism. A pulmonary embolism is serious condition which occurs when a blood vessel in your lung becomes blocked by a blood clot (thrombus) that travels to your lungs from another part of your body, usually your leg.
If you are suffering from DVT or are at higher risk for developing this serious condition call (888) 628 9389. At USA Vein Clinics we offer minimally invasive and non-surgical treatments for varicose veins. All our treatments are performed as outpatient procedures and are covered by Medicare and other insurance plans.

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