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What is Deep Vein Thrombosis, and What Are the Treatments?

Posted by Johnson Memorial Health on Jun 21, 2018 2:02:13 PM

Vein diseases of any kind can be very scary. After all, the circulatory system runs constantly and requires unhindered operation to run smoothly! Deep vein thrombosis may be the most serious type of vein disease; it can significantly disrupt the basic functions of the circulatory system, sometimes resulting in a life-threatening pulmonary embolism and even death.

Since it is so serious, it’s understandable to have lots of questions about deep vein thrombosis, also known as DVT. Here’s what you need to know about DVT and how it should be treated.

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Types and Signs of Vein Disease

Posted by Johnson Memorial Health on Jun 18, 2018 1:30:21 PM

Vein disease is a common occurrence. It is relatively easy to treat and, when managed with careful treatment, it is usually not a life-threatening condition. With proper treatment, your quality of life can easily be restored. Without proper medical care however, vein diseases can become life-threatening, which is why treatment is so important.

Venous diseases show up in two ways: clotting and blockages (thrombosis) and improper blood return (insufficiency). In a normal circulatory system, veins bring oxygen-depleted blood back to the lungs for reoxygenation. When vein diseases occur, it becomes more challenging to get oxygen back into the blood system as a whole.

Vein diseases must be recognized and treated in a timely manner to prevent deeper issues from developing. Here are the types of vein diseases and the warning signs for each.

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3 Ways to Control Leg Swelling From Vein Disease

Posted by Johnson Memorial Health on Jun 1, 2018 4:22:28 PM

Those varicose veins in your legs are not only unattractive, they can be an indicator of a more serious health issue. And if you have swelling around protruding leg veins, you need to see a physician.

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Topics: Vein Disease