DVT SYMPTOMS & TREATMENT IN HOUSTON
If you have been diagnosed with deep vein thrombosis, it is important that you seek prompt treatment from a specialist. At Premier Vein & Vascular Center, we use state of the art equipment to diagnose and treat deep vein thrombosis. We are board certified and have 15 years of experience providing Katy vascular treatments. Deep vein thrombosis commonly occurs when a clot begins to develop in a deep vein within the body, often in the thighs or lower legs.
WHAT CAUSES DVT?
Many things can increase your chances of getting DVT.
Here are some of the most common:
- SITTING FOR LONG PERIODS
When you sit or lie down for long stretches of time, the muscles in your lower legs stay lax. This makes it hard for blood to circulate like it should. Bed rest and long flights or car rides can put you at risk.
Carrying a baby puts pressure on the veins in your legs and pelvis. What’s more, a clot can happen up to 6 weeks after you give birth.
People with a body mass index (BMI) over 30 have a higher chance of DVT.
- INJURY TO A VEIN:
This could be due to a broken bone, surgery, or other trauma.
WHAT ARE THE SIGNS?
Not everyone with DVT shows symptoms.
But you might notice any of the following:
- Leg or arm swelling that comes on without warning
- Pain or soreness when you stand or walk
- Warmth in the area that hurts
- Enlarged veins
- Skin that looks red or blue
CONTACT US TO GET THE ADVICE YOU NEED
If deep vein thrombosis goes untreated, it can lead to a clot which breaks off and travels up to your lungs, causing a life-threatening pulmonary embolism. We have completed thousands of successful treatments throughout the years at Premier Vein & Vascular Center. Call us today at 832-321-5355 to schedule an appointment if you suspect you are suffering from this serious condition!