Take Varicose Veins Seriously
Every so often, varicose veins are perceived as a cosmetic concern. Majority of our clients are women who want to reduce or diminish the appearance of unsightly veins that are stopping them from baring their shapely legs and calves. Yet it turns out that these curly blue eyesores could actually lead to very serious health problems. What are these conditions we’re talking about? Let’s find out below.
Deep Vein Thrombosis
You probably know by now that varicose veins occur due to blood pooling within the veins due to valves that do not seem to function well. Apart from blood, blood clots could actually be trapped within the veins, particularly in the pelvic and leg area. This condition is referred to as Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT). DVT becomes life-threatening when a blood clot dislodges itself from a vein and makes its way to the lungs, heart, and other vital organs. Stroke, heart attack, breathing problems, and other medical emergencies are the common consequences of a dislodged blood clot.
The main characteristics of DVT include chronic leg pain, redness, swelling, and skin that feels warm to the touch. Do you or someone you know experience the aforementioned symptoms on a regular basis? We urge you to visit any one of our clinics so we can get you tested for DVT!
Varicose Vein Treatments in Sioux Falls, SD
The Physicians Vein Clinic employs advanced technologies in the diagnosis and treatment of vein problems, complemented with compassionate patient care which results to positive outcomes. Schedule an initial consultation with us by calling 855-691-6346! We look forward to helping you!