Deep Venous Disease

Deep Venous Disease occurs when blood clots form in the deep veins of the body, most commonly in the legs.

Deep Venous Disease, also known as deep vein thrombosis (DVT), is a condition characterized by the formation of blood clots in deep veins, typically in the legs. Understanding this condition is crucial for maintaining vascular health and preventing serious complications.

What is Deep Venous Disease?

Deep Venous Disease occurs when blood clots form in the deep veins of the body, most commonly in the legs. These clots can partially or completely block blood flow, leading to various symptoms and potentially life-threatening complications if left untreated.

Why Does Deep Venous Disease Occur?

Deep Venous Disease can be triggered by various factors, including:

  • Prolonged immobility, such as long flights or bed rest
  • Injury or trauma to the veins
  • Surgery, particularly orthopedic or abdominal procedures
  • Hormonal birth control or hormone replacement therapy
  • Pregnancy or childbirth
  • Cancer and its treatments
  • Obesity
  • Smoking
  • Genetic predisposition to blood clotting disorders

How Can I Help Prevent Deep Venous Disease?

Preventing Deep Venous Disease involves adopting healthy lifestyle habits and taking proactive measures, such as:

  • Staying active with regular exercise
  • Avoiding prolonged periods of immobility, especially during long flights or car trips
  • Maintaining a healthy weight
  • Avoiding smoking and excessive alcohol consumption
  • Managing underlying medical conditions, such as high blood pressure or diabetes
  • Using compression stockings, particularly during long periods of sitting or standing
  • Discussing the risks of hormonal birth control or hormone replacement therapy with your healthcare provider

How Can I Treat Deep Venous Disease?

Treatment for Deep Venous Disease aims to prevent the formation of new blood clots, reduce the size of existing clots, and alleviate symptoms. Treatment options may include:

  • Anticoagulant medications (blood thinners) to prevent further clotting
  • Thrombolytic therapy to dissolve existing clots quickly
  • Compression therapy with stockings or wraps to improve blood flow
  • Vascular procedures, such as Microphlebectomy or vein stenting, in severe cases
  • Lifestyle modifications, including dietary changes and exercise programs
  • Regular follow-up appointments with your healthcare provider to monitor progress and adjust treatment as needed

Deep Venous Disease is a serious condition that requires prompt diagnosis and appropriate treatment to prevent complications. By understanding the causes, prevention strategies, and available treatment options, you can take control of your vascular health and reduce your risk of developing DVT. If you have concerns about Deep Venous Disease or are experiencing symptoms, call us at 561-210-9495 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Panchal for personalized guidance and expert care.

Actual Before & Afters

On the left hand side you can see the occluded vein with no blood flow. The right side shows the blood flow after a vein stent is placed​.

May-Thurner syndrome is when the Iliac artery compresses the lilac Vein. The first half of this video demonstrates the use of Intravascular Ultrasound (IVUS), which shows a compressed iliac Vein. The second half of the video demonstrates improved blood flow with placement of a Vein Stent in the Iliac Vein.

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