What is Calf Vein Thrombosis?

by | Apr 30, 2021 | Blog

Calf Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) happens when a blood clot forms in one or more of the deep veins in your body, usually in your legs. DVT can have severe consequences because blood clots in your veins can break loose and travel to your lungs through your bloodstream, causing a pulmonary embolism.

Signs or Symptoms of DVT can include:

  • Swelling in the affected leg
  • Pin, cramping, or soreness
  • Skin discoloration
  • A feeling of warmth in the affected area
  • Varicose veins
  • Leg ulcers

Risk Factors

Many factors can increase the risk of developing DVT. These include:

  • Age: Although DVT can occur at any age, being older than 6O increases your risk of DVT.
  • Remaining seated for prolonged periods: Muscle contraction usually helps blood flow. When your legs remain still for long periods, your calf muscles don’t contract.
  • Prolonged bed rest: Blood clots can occur in your calves if you don’t move for long periods.
  • Injury or surgery: Recent injury or surgery can increase the risk of blood clots.
  • Family history of DVT: if someone in your family has suffered from DVT or PE, you are at greater risk of developing DVT.
  • Overweight: Being overweight can increase the pressure in the veins in your legs.

How to Prevent DVT

  • Stay a healthy weight
  • Do exercise, stay active
  • Drink plenty of fluid to avoid dehydration
  • Do not smoke
  • Do not sit still for long periods

Visit the Center for Advanced Vein Care

At the Center for Advanced Vein Care, we provide comprehensive care to prevent, diagnose, and treat all types of vein diseases.

If you believe you are suffering from Calf Deep Vein Thrombosis, get in touch with our vein clinic. At the Center for Advanced Vein Care, we design treatment plans that help have a healthier heir life, feel better, and reduce the risks of developing severe complications. Our experienced vein specialists will evaluate your condition and prescribe the best treatment method for you. Give us a call or fill our online form to get an appointment with one of our specialists.

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