An Annual Public Health Initiative
March is DVT Awareness Month, a public health initiative aimed at raising awareness about this commonly occurring medical condition, as well as its potentially fatal complication––pulmonary embolism.
Here are some important facts you should know about DVT and other vein disorders:
- Up to 2,000,000 Americans are affected annually by DVT; which most people know it by its common name: blood clots.
- Approximately 250 Americans die daily from DVT and blood clots.
- DVT typically occurs in your legs; it can cause a partial or complete circulation blockage.
- If a doctor determines that you have deep vein clots, it can save your life; then you can be treated with blood thinners to prevent veins from clotting.
- Deep vein clots can often lead to long-term leg problems; including ulcerations, skin damage, and ankle or leg swelling.
- Clots often occur during periods of inactivity; that’s why airlines and your doctors recommend that you walk in the aisles during long plane rides.
- Are you bothered by any visible signs of vein disease? These include bulging varicose veins, unsightly spider veins, open leg sores and bleeding.
To schedule an evaluation to determine if you have varicose veins, or to discuss your leg pain, call Calcagno & Rossi Vein Treatment Center today at 1-800-VEIN-DOC (1-800-834-6362). Or request your appointment online.