Deep Vein Thrombosis - A Quick Read

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Having pain or tenderness in the calf region of your leg?
Is the skin red or warm particularly at the back of the leg below the knee?

What is Deep Vein Thrombosis?
  • blood clot that forms in one or more of the veins usually in the leg.

Symptoms of Deep Vein Thrombosis
  • pain, swelling and tenderness in the calf area of the legs
  • aching and warm red skin around the affected area
  • pain worsens when bending foot upwards towards the knee

Causes and triggers
  • injury or surgery to the legs
  • certain medications
  • inherting clotting disorders
  • pregnancy
  • Obesity and overweight
  • Smoking
  • Cancer
  • Heart failure
  • Inflammatory bowel diseases
  • Age over 60 years
  • inactive or less movements

Lifestyle suggestions
  • Keeping active more than staying still for long periods of time
  • Exercise to reduce risk
  • Quit smoking

Treatment Options
  • Medications
  • Compression stockings

  • Pulmonary embolism
  • Postthrombotic syndrome

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