Deep Vein Thrombosis Archives - Vein Center of Northwest Georgia

Complications and Risks of Deep Vein Thrombosis

Posted: Feb 12 in Blog by

Deep Vein Thrombosis is a blood clot that develops deep in the veins of the body. DVT usually develops in the lower legs, or thighs. Blood clots can be caused by a variety of factors, namely anything that will lead to your blood flow circulating abnormally. Sometimes, DVT can develop without your knowledge. You may not show any symptoms. DVT can be a dangerous disorder to be unaware of because there are serious complications that can arise due to DVT. [Read more]

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Tips to Prevent DVT after Surgery

Posted: Oct 30 in Blog by

Deep vein thrombosis is a potentially dangerous condition in which blood clots develop in the deep veins, most often in the legs. If the blood clot becomes able to leave the vein where it forms, it can potentially travel to the lungs, a frequently fatal condition called a pulmonary embolism. [Read more]

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Assess your risk for DVT

Posted: Sep 04 in Blog by

Although many people have never heard of DVT, each year it claims the lives of up to 200,000 people in the United States, which is more than diseases like AIDS and breast cancer combined. Understanding what causes deep vein thrombosis can help you determine your personal risk for this condition and how to prevent it from affecting you. [Read more]

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Treatment Options for DVT

Posted: Jul 31 in Blog by

When a blood clot forms in the innermost veins in the body it is called deep vein thrombosis. This condition most commonly develops in the legs, either in the calf or thigh area, though it is possible to develop deep vein thrombosis or DVT in other deep veins throughout the body. If left untreated, the blood clot in the deep veins can break off and travel to the lungs, causing pulmonary embolism or PE—a condition that is often fatal. Pulmonary embolism is especially likely from blood clots in the deep veins of the thigh. [Read more]

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Coach Class Syndrome

Posted: Jul 17 in Blog by

Atlanta is home to one of the biggest international airports in the Southeastern United States, but don’t let the availability of frequent travel increase your risk for deep vein thrombosis (DVT). This condition is marked by the development of blood clots in the deep veins in the legs, and every frequent flyer mile you rack up could be contributing to your risk for developing the common vein disease. [Read more]

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DVT: Still a Risk for Athletes

Posted: Jun 24 in Blog by

When a blood clot develops in the deep veins of the body, it’s known as deep vein thrombosis or DVT, a condition that can cause life-threatening complications if left untreated. DVT is often caused by a sedentary lifestyle, and developing healthy habits like moving more often can help you prevent DVT, but that isn’t the whole story. [Read more]

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Strategies to Prevent DVT

Posted: Jun 07 in Blog by

An estimated 80 percent of career-level positions in the United States are desk jobs. Unfortunately, desk jobs don’t give us much of a chance to stay active, and this can have a big impact on your health. Though deep vein thrombosis isn’t limited to office workers, it’s a problem that many people who spend their days parked behind a desk are at a higher risk of experiencing. [Read more]

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DVT Affecting More Children

Posted: Jan 29 in Blog by

Children today are growing up with a vast world of technology available to them. Video games, e-books, computers, cell phones and televisions are basic aspects of many children’s lives, and many experts believe that this is having a pretty devastating effect on their health. Childhood obesity rates are on the rise, children are spending less time outside playing with friends and technology is replacing the basics of childhood interaction that most adults look back on so fondly. [Read more]

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Quit Smoking for DVT Prevention

Posted: Jan 02 in Blog by

You’ve heard it time and time again, but it’s a point that bears repeating: smoking is a dangerous habit. If you’re a smoker, quitting is one of the best things you can do for your health—there is incontrovertible evidence that smoking can lead to a number of dangerous health problems, and not just those that concern your lungs. In addition to lung cancer and emphysema, smoking may increase your risk of developing deep vein thrombosis (DVT) in Atlanta or Marietta. [Read more]

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New Blood Thinner Helps against DVT

Posted: Dec 15 in Blog by

Deep vein thrombosis or DVT is a common condition marked by the development of blood clots deep within the veins of the legs. The blood clots may develop due to a genetic predisposition or from a wide array of lifestyle factors, such as sedentary habits or a career line in which you sit or stand for prolonged periods of time. In Atlanta DVT is a common condition, and it is important that those with the condition take extra steps to prevent the occurrence of a blood clot or pulmonary embolism, a potentially fatal condition in which blood clots leave the extremities and enter the lungs. [Read more]

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