DVT Treatment in Mumbai

Deep Vein Thrombosis

 

What is Deep vein thrombosis?

Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) refers to the formation of blood clots or thrombus within the deep veins, with the legs being the most common location. However, it can also develop in the arms or other parts of the body. In some cases, a portion of the clot, known as an embolus, can break off and travel to the lungs, resulting in a pulmonary embolism. This can block blood flow to all or a portion of the lung, leading to a medical emergency that can be life-threatening.

Deep vein thrombosis
  • Leg veins contain small valves that help keep blood moving toward the heart. Injury, immobility, and other factors can lead to the formation ofa blood clot
  • Inside a leg vein. This is called a deep-vein thrombosis. Sometimes a piece of the clot breaks away
  • (this is called an embolus) and enters the circulation. If it lodges in the
    lungs, It can cause a potentially deadly pulmonary embolism.

Symptoms of deep vein thrombosis

  • Sudden severe swelling
  • Cramp soreness in the leg
  • Change in skin color on the leg
  • Abdominal pain
  • Chest pain and breathlessness
  • Long term eczema and ulcers around ankle
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What are the risk factors of DVT ?

Everyone Is At Risk. Some Factors Can Increase This Risk.

HOSPITALIZATION AND SURGERY

One-half of blood clots occur during or soon after a hospital stay or surgery.

BEING IMMOBILE

Not moving for long periods of time (for example, extended bed rest or extended travel)

Other Risk Factors:

  • Being older than 60s
  • Pregnancy
  • Birth control pills
  • Being overweight
  • Smoking
  • Cancer
  • Heart failure
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Genetics
risk factors of deep vein thrombosis

How to diagnose deep vein thrombosis?