Deep vein thrombosis

Description of Deep vein thrombosis

Definition of Deep vein thrombosis
Deep vein thrombosis, or DVT, is a blood clot that forms in a vein deep in the body. Most deep vein clots occur in the lower leg or thigh. If the vein swells, the condition is called thrombophlebitis. A DVT can break loose and cause a serious problem in the lung, called a pulmonary embolism.
Causes and Risk Factors of Deep vein thrombosis
Sitting still for a long time can make you more likely to get a DVT. Some medicines and disorders that increase your risk for blood clots can also lead to DVTs.
Signs and Symptoms of Deep vein thrombosis
Common symptoms are:
1. Warmth and tenderness over the vein
2. Pain or swelling in the part of the body affected
3. Skin redness
Treatment of Deep vein thrombosis
Treatment includes:
1. Medicines to ease pain and inflammation
2. Medicines break up clots
3. Medicines keep new clots from forming
4. Keeping the affected area raised
5. Applying moist heat
6. Drink plenty of liquids
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Last updated on:
01 Nov 2021 | 04:56 PM (IST)
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