Ever heard of deep-vein thrombosis? Most adults haven’t! However, becoming aware of this critical health problem can eliminate numerous deaths each year. As simply noted by Harved Health Publications, “deep-vein thrombosis is a blood clot that forms in a leg or arm vein. It can have devastating consequences, especially if part of the clot breaks away and travels to the lungs (called a pulmonary embolism).”
This kind of deep blood clot can begin with the development of varicose veins. Although originally viewed as an unsightly, cosmetic issue, leaving varicose veins untreated can actually allow superficial blood clotting, called phlebitis, to occur. This specific condition is not life threatening, but does allow for deeper vein clots to develop. The chance of this happening is said to be about 20 to 40%.
Don’t be part of the percentage of people at risk for this more serious health concern. Call Island Vein Specialists for a consultation today, to discuss how we can pinpoint blood clots with ultrasound techniques and administer other various vein treatments.
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