Deep Vein Thrombosis Treatment in C-scheme, Jaipur
Deep vein thrombosis or DVT is a condition caused due to a blood clot that is formed in your deep veins, usually in the legs. It can cause pain and swelling in the legs. It may or may not have any symptoms. People who have medical conditions that affect how their blood clots are formed are more likely to have DVT.
What is DVT?
DVT is a condition where a blood clot forms in a vein located deep in your body. Blood clots are clumps of blood that have turned to a solid state. This usually happens when a vein is damaged or the blood flow slows down or stops.
Deep vein blood clots usually form in the legs, that is the thigh or lower leg region but they can also develop in other parts of the body. Symptoms if visible or felt may include swelling, pain and tenderness in the legs or affected region.
What are the symptoms of DVT?
Symptoms may or may not appear when you develop DVT. However, if you do experience symptoms they may include:
- Swelling in the affected leg
- Pain or tenderness in the affected leg beginning in the calf
- Warm feeling in the affected region of the limb
- Red or discoloured skin
What are the causes of DVT?
Blood clots form when the blood clumps due to stoppage or slow flow of the blood through the veins. The blood clot in the vein stops the circulation of the blood through other parts of the body. The blood clots can form due to the following reasons:
- Injury- Any damage to the blood vessels caused due to an injury can narrow or slow down the blood flow which may cause blood clots
- Surgery- Damage can be caused to blood vessels during surgery, increasing the risk of blood clots. Little or no body movement after the surgery can also increase the risk of developing blood clots
- Reduced mobility- Sitting for a longer period of time slows down blood circulation especially in the legs which may increase your risk of developing blood clots.
- Pregnancy- Women are at a higher risk of developing DVT until 6 weeks after delivering the baby
- Taking hormonal therapy or contraceptives may also increase the risk of blood clotting in women.
When to see a doctor at Apollo Spectra, Jaipur?
You may or may not experience symptoms of DVT. If you experience any of the symptoms mentioned above that might seem extreme, please seek the help of the best specialist in Jaipur immediately. In some cases, a doctor should be consulted immediately for emergency treatment of pulmonary embolism. Pulmonary embolism is a complication that can be caused due to DVT. It is a condition in which the blood clot gets displaced from the vein and moves into the bloodstream through the vessels. It may end up blocking an artery in the lungs and cause symptoms like shortness of breath, chest pain, dizziness, rapid pulse or coughing up blood. In this case, contact your doctor at Apollo Spectra, Jaipur immediately.
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How can DVT be prevented?
You can prevent the development or the risk of developing DVT by:
- Keeping the movement in your legs going especially if you are recovering from a surgery or injury or have to sit for a long period due to work. It is suggested that you exercise your lower leg muscles and walk a little in intervals.
- You should start exercising as soon as possible after surgery so that the blood keeps flowing in your legs and get help from a physical therapist if required to help with movement. This decreases the risk of blood clotting.
- If necessary, blood thinning medication can also be suggested to prevent the risk of blood clotting.
- Maintaining your weight and a healthy lifestyle are also important in preventing the risk of DVT.
DVT is a condition wherein a blood clot forms deep in the vein usually in your legs. It may cause pain, swelling and tenderness in the legs. If left untreated, it may lead to life-threatening complications.
Walking and physical activity improves the circulation of blood in the veins through the body and helps improve the symptoms of DVT like swelling, pain and redness.
Drinking plenty of water thins the blood that makes it less likely to form clots.
Apart from sitting for long intervals and minimum movement obesity, smoking, dehydration, contraceptives, hormone therapy can increase the risk of DVT.