Posted on Apr 18, 2008 | Comments 0
Are you aware of the complications involved in deep vein thrombosis (DVT)?
It has been estimated that almost 200,000 people are facing death every year due to these complications of DVT blood clots.
So, it becomes very essential for every one to be aware with these complications, in order to avoid unexpected death.
Deep vein thrombosis is a very serious condition that can cause severe and permanent damage to your leg.
Whenever there is a formation of an air bubble or blood clot or any piece of fat in your blood vessels, then the flow of blood through the veins gets stuck and if this blockage of blood vessel is due to a blood clot raised from your leg or arms, then it is referred as deep vein thrombosis.
Factors which can increase the risk of DVT blood clots:
There are certain factors which can increase the risk of developing blood clots in your veins. Some of these factors include:
- Any individual older than 60 years of age is at increased risk of developing these kinds of blood clots in their veins.
- If you are in stationary or inactive state for long time such as flying in an airplane or taking a long drive in a car, blood clots can develop in your veins. Recovering in bed after any major surgery can increase the risk of deep vein thrombosis.
- An inherited condition that can lead to increased clotting of blood can develop deep vein thrombosis.
There are two main complications involved in deep vein thrombosis, which are quite potent to cause a life threatening problem for you. The two complications are:
Pulmonary embolism: If you have a deep vein thrombosis, a portion of the blood clot breaks off and travels through the veins into your blood stream.
This traveling of blood clot is referred as embolism and when this clot reaches the heart, it blocks the arteries and restricts the blood flow. This wedging of veins is referred as pulmonary embolism, which can cause unexpected and sudden death in affected persons.
Post-thrombotic syndrome: If the DVT is developed in your thighs, then you are said to be at increased risk of developing post-thrombotic syndrome.
These are the complications involved in deep vein thrombosis. Try to discuss with your doctor more about this disorder of veins and know more about your risks of developing this disorder and follow necessary precautionary steps to avoid complications.
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