Varicose Veins Linked to Deep Vein Thrombosis

March is Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) Awareness Month, a public health initiative aimed at raising awareness of this commonly occurring medical condition and its potentially fatal complication, pulmonary embolism.  According to the American Heart Association, up to 2 million Americans are affected annually by DVT, yet 74 percent have little or no awareness of DVT. […]

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Lowering Your Risk For Deep Vein Thrombosis

Northern Illinois Vein Clinic varicose vein venous disorder specialists

Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is a condition where a blood clot (thrombus) forms in a deep vein, often in the lower leg. DVT can also occur in the thigh, the pelvis, and sometimes, the arm. If the clot travels through the bloodstream, it can lodge itself in the lungs, inhibiting blood flow. This is known […]

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The Best Ways to Prevent Deep Vein Thrombosis

March is national Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) Awareness Month. It’s especially important during this special month to take the time to learn about what deep vein thrombosis is and what it could mean in your life. There are many habits that can easily affect whether or not you may develop this potentially fatal condition. Take […]

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