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Everything You Need to Know about Deep Vein Thrombosis

Nearly one million people in the United States are affected by deep vein thrombosis (DVT). DVT is the formation of a blood clot in a deep vein within the body. This usually occurs in the lower leg or thigh and can be life threatening, as the clot can break off, moving through the bloodstream to eventually block the blood flow in an artery in the lungs. When this occurs, the condition is known as a pulmonary embolism.

Although a person with DVT may have no symptoms at all, others may experience issues such as cramping in the calf, swelling, pain, tenderness in the extremities, or redness of the skin. Therefore, it’s vital to contact a vein specialist doctor immediately if any of these symptoms appear.

A varicose vein specialist can use advanced duplex ultrasound technology to diagnose deep vein thrombosis. This non-invasive diagnostic technique takes less than 15 minutes and can be completed in the physician’s office.

Some of the risk factors for developing DVT include venous insufficiency in the lower extremities, obesity, varicose veins, and family history among others. Therefore, treating varicose veins and spider veins before more serious complications can occur is advisable.

Two highly advanced treatment options are offered today. Sclerotherapy for varicose veins offers safe and effective treatment using VARITHENA™, an FDA-approved sclerosant, to eliminate problem veins with pinpoint accuracy.

Another treatment, known as endovenous laser ablation, is a minimally invasive, FDA-approved procedure which produces immediate results in most patients, and requires little to no recuperation time. These vein treatments require no anesthesia, can be done in the doctor’s office, and are minimally invasive and virtually pain-free, with little to no recovery time.

If you would like more information on deep vein thrombosis or the best treatment for your varicose vein or spider vein removal, please contact the vein specialists at the Goldman Vein Institute today at one of our three convenient locations:

Jupiter 561-625-9853, Wellington 561-790-4550, or West Palm Beach 561-429-8236,

or visit us at www.goldmanveininstitute.com.

At the Goldman Vein Institute, our mission is to provide our patients with comprehensive care for varicose veins, spider veins, and other conditions caused by venous insufficiency. Our highly-qualified and experienced, board-certified vein specialists, Dr. Goldman and Dr. Varghese-Goldman, combine their extensive knowledge and experience, with the latest innovations in vein treatments.

With our offices in Jupiter, Wellington, and West Palm Beach Florida, the Goldman Vein Institute serves patients from Stuart, Hobe Sound, Tequesta, Jupiter, Palm Beach Gardens, North Palm Beach, West Palm Beach, Loxahatchee, Royal Palm Beach, Wellington, Hialeah, Sunny Isles, Bay Harbor, Bal Harbour, Miami Beach, Aventura, Surfside, Hallandale, and Hollywood, and we welcome patients across South Florida to visit our state-of-the-art vein centers, where we provide the latest in vein treatment technology.

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