Varicose Veins Increase Risk of DVT

dvt varicose veinsVaricose veins are known to be linked to an increased risk of developing DVT (Deep Vein Thrombosis).

Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is a medical condition in which a blood clot forms in a deep vein. It is also known as venous thrombosis. DVT usually occurs in the legs which is why there is a link to varicose veins, as the blood flow is already impaired in varicose veins.

Anybody suffering from Varicose Veins is therefore advised to be aware of and more alert for the signs of DVT, which is potentially fatal.

Symptoms of DVT

  • pain, swelling and tenderness in one of your legs (usually the lower leg/calf area)
  • heavy ache feeling
  • warm/red skin in the area of the clot

Pulmonary Embolism

If left untreated, about 1 in 10 will develop pulmonary embolism, which is where the clot breaks off into the bloodstream and blocks one of the vessels in the lungs, causing breathlessness and chest pain.

Varicose Vein Treatment

Cosmedics Skin Clinics offer private EVLA (endovenous laser ablation) laser varicose vein removal at their London vein treatment centre with a renowned vascular surgeon with prices starting at £1,650 per leg (1 vein).

They also offer foam sclerotherapy and micro surgery in order to provide a tailor-made service with the most appropriate treatment for each individual.

For more information or to book a consultation, please complete the form on this web page or call 020 7386 0464.

 

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