Deep Venous Thrombosis Treatment
Deep venous thrombosis treatment is a curative measure for the common problem known Deep vein thrombosis or deep venous thrombosis abbreviated DVT. DVT is a condition where a blot clot forms n a deep vein, predominantly on the legs and precisely on the thigh or the calf of the leg. Deep venous thrombosis can cause a partial or a complete blockage of blood flow resulting in chronic pain and the leg swelling thus restricting your movements. DVT can result to much more devastating effects, in the event that the clot breaks loose and find it way to any organ in the body, and the result can be fatal. Clots can cause serious health issues such as cardiac arrest, if the clot finds its way to the heart, or stroke if finds it way to one of the narrow capillaries in the brain, and pulmonary embolism should it find its way to the lungs. All these are resultant risks associated with deep vein thrombosis.
Deep Venous Thrombosis Treatment by Observation of Symptoms of DVT
Deep Vein Thrombosis rarely exhibits noticeable symptoms but as it advances, some of these symptoms begin to manifest, the most common symptoms are:-
- Swelling on one or both legs
- Pain or tenderness in one or both legs, usually after a while of walking or standing
- Visible surface veins
- Easy leg fatigue
- Warmth on the skin of the affected leg
- Discoloration of skin on the affected leg
Should you experience one or more of these symptoms, it is very important that you seek medical attentions before it gets any worse. However, the condition can be corrected quickly if detected earlier thus avoiding further risk.
Diagnosis of DVT
DVT shares symptoms with many other conditions. For effective deep venous thrombosis treatment procedure, your Physician will have to ask you about your background, medical history as well as perform a physical exam to ascertain if it is DVT. This will guide his/her to administer a more effective and DVT treatment. The diagnosis can be done through the following tests, duplex ultrasonic test, venography and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) all which are non-intrusive and accurate in diagnosing DVT.
Deep Venous Thrombosis Treatment of DVT
After the physician has ascertained that the conditions indeed deep venous thrombosis, depending on your health, the nature and the stage of the condition, and the risks associated with the condition, he/she will be ready to administer and effective treatment to correct the situation. Al the possible DVT treatments that can be administered are as follows:-
- Blood thinner for DVT: also called anticoagulants, the most common blood thinners heparin and warfarin; they help prevent clots from growing and breaking off, it also prevents new clots formation. Even though this is an effective treatment, warfarin and heparin are known to interact with other medication and it is important to inform your physician of any other medication that you are on.
- DVT and Catheter-Directed Thrombolysis: this treatment is highly recommended in the event that; one has a large clot, if the risk of pulmonary embolism is high or if DVT is in your arm. Catheter directed thrombolysis can quickly break up a clot, restoring the normal blood flow on the vein, this process is done in a hospital and it carries a higher risk of bleeding complications and stroke.
- Vena cava filter, a small devices temporally inserted in veins to trap clots and prevent them from reaching other organ.
- Venous thrombectomy, a very rare surgical procedure used to correct the clot problem in cases of severe DVT.
Deep venous Thrombosis treatment procedures are effective enough to correct the clot problems, thus saving your life.
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