Deep venous thrombosis is a serious condition that usually occurs when a blood clot develops in either one or more veins that are located deep inside the body. This type of blood clot can occur in any part of your body, but it commonly occurs in the lower leg and thigh. Venous thrombosis treatment is also referred to as thromboembolism, postphlebitic syndrome or post-thrombotic syndrome.
There are various symptoms of deep venous thrombosis. Among them are swelling in the lower limb, including the foot, ankle or on one side of the leg, severe, unexplained cramping pain in the affected leg, and pale, reddish or bluish discoloration of the affected area. You are also likely to have this condition if the skin over the affected area is warmer compared to the skin on the surrounding areas.
When you notice that you have venous thrombosis, it is important to seek treatment with immediate effect. A blood clot in the deep vein of the body is a serious concern because it can cause life-threatening complications. For instance, pulmonary embolism is the common and fatal complication that can occur if a piece of the blood clot breaks and travels in the bloodstream all the way to the pulmonary arteries. Blockage of an artery in the lungs can be life threatening.
If you are looking for the best treatment for deep venous thrombosis, you should consider visiting Dr. Shaheen. He treats DVT with an aim to minimize the chances of growth of thrombosis as well as preventing its blockage. Blood thinners are given for at least three months to prevent formation of new clots as well as growth of existing clots. If they do not work, thrombolytic drugs can be administered intravenously to break up clots.
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