March is Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) Awareness Month
Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) occurs when a blood clot forms in one or more of the deep veins in your body, usually in your legs, causing partial or complete blockage of circulation. DVT can cause leg pain or swelling, but may occur without any symptoms. Blood clots can be caused by anything that prevents your blood from circulating normally or clotting properly.
DVT affects up to 600,000 Americans each year, leading to between 60,000-100,000 yearly deaths due to complications. Yet, most Americans have little or no awareness of DVT.
At Evansville Regional Vein Center, we focus on vein care and the treatment of vein disease. We strive to bring awareness of vein disease and the risks of not seeking treatment for the disease to the Tri-State area.
If you are experiencing any symptoms of vein disease such as leg pain, tiredness, heaviness, itching, burning, numbness, and/or restless leg syndrome, please do not wait any longer to schedule your consultation and receive the treatment you need. Seeking vein treatment early can prevent blood clotting, venous ulcers of the ankles and DVT.