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March is DVT Awareness Month

You may have heard about Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT), which is the formation of a blood clot in a deep vein.

A Public Health Initiative.
But you may not know that March is DVT Awareness Month. This public health initiative is aimed at raising awareness about this commonly occurring medical condition and its potentially fatal complication––pulmonary embolism.

Below are some important facts you should know about DVT and other vein disorders:

  • Up to 2,000,000 Americans are affected annually by DVT (more commonly called blood clots.)
  • Approximately 250 people in the U.S. die daily from DVT and blood clots.
  • DVT is most common in your legs; it can cause a partial or complete blockage of your circulation.
  • A doctor determining that you have DVT can save your life; you can then be treated with blood thinners to prevent veins from clotting.
  • Deep vein clots can commonly lead to long-term leg problems; including ulcerations, skin damage and leg or ankle swelling.
  • Clots can often occur during periods of inactivity; that’s why it’s recommended that you walk in the aisles during long airplane rides.
  • Do you have any visible signs of vein disease? These can include bulging varicose veins, unsightly spider veins, open leg sores and bleeding.

To schedule an evaluation to determine if you have DVT, or to discuss your leg pain with an MVP board-certified surgeon, contact us today.

Please call Maryland Vein Professionals at 877-303-8346 (VEIN) or book online at MVPBookNow.com.

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