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Understanding Venous Leg Ulcers

Posted: May 15 in Blog by

Venous leg ulcers are a type of skin ulcer that causes a shallow wound to develop on the skin of the legs. These wounds are slow to heal and will often return if not treated properly. If you develop a venous leg ulcer then you will probably experience symptoms such as: [Read more]

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The Hidden Dangers of Crossing Your Legs

Posted: Mar 10 in Blog by

It’s pretty common (especially for women) to be told that you should cross your legs when sitting down. It is generally considered to be more polite and refined, but if you have varicose veins or have had deep vein thrombosis, sitting with your legs crossed could be more of a problem to you than simply appearing impolite. [Read more]

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Blood Clots in the Calves

Posted: Sep 13 in Blog by

Deep vein thrombosis, or DVT, is a potentially life-threatening condition in which blood clots reside in the veins in the calves. These blood clots can break off and make their way to the lungs, causing a pulmonary embolism. A pulmonary embolism can cause difficulty in breathing, and is often a life-threatening situation. Risk factors for […]

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Leg pain and blood clots

Posted: Aug 24 in Blog by

Pain in the legs can be a sign of blood clots, and blood clots can be deadly. At least 350,000 Americans develop blood clots in their legs each year, and 100,000 die from them. Blood clots may occur after you experience a broken bone, during pregnancy, as a result of a fall, or due to […]

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The Basics of a Deep Venous Thrombosis

Posted: Aug 22 in Blog by

One of the more serious forms of venous disease that we treat in our office is called a deep venous thrombosis (DVT) or, in layman’s terms, a “blood clot.” The formation of a DVT can be precipitated by numerous factors, including long periods of immobilization (ex. a long flight or after a major surgery), smoking, […]

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