Venous Disease / Deep Vein Thrombosis Treatments
Venous disease and blood clotting issues can have severe repercussions and are associated with a wide range of conditions that may be life-threatening. With precise diagnostics, collaborative treatment plans and state-of-the-art equipment, Pima Vascular can help you identify the underlying problem and provide the best treatment options.
With prompt treatment and aftercare, patients can expect favorable prognoses from therapies that treat venous conditions. Talk to your doctor about options and treatments for you, including minimally invasive procedures found at Pima Vascular.
Blood clotting issues can bring on a host of serious complications and medical conditions, including severe tissue damage, organ failure, stroke and even death. Symptoms of blood clots vary based on their location and sometimes there are no symptoms at all. Signs and symptoms may include pain, swelling, redness and tenderness. Your lungs, organs and limbs can also be affected by blood clots. Be sure to see your doctor anytime you have a concern about blood clotting.
Deep Vein Thrombosis
Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) should not be ignored as clots can break free and travel through your blood stream causing serious and immediate danger. When clots settle near the lungs you can be at risk of a pulmonary embolism. Practitioners may ask a series of questions and perform tests to identify if patients are at risk of DVT. Those who work in sedentary jobs or spend a significant amount of time sitting may be at a higher risk of DVT than those that maintain a more active lifestyle.
Superficial Venous Phlebitis
Clots that appear close to the surface of the skin are often indicative of superficial venous phlebitis. Due to the location of the clots, there is less chance of clots traveling to the lungs and risking pulmonary embolism than with other venous disorders. While this is not a necessarily life-threatening condition, these blood clots can cause severe pain and discomfort.
Chronic Venous Insufficiency
Those struggling with chronic issues may have a venous insufficiency which can involve leg-swelling, pain, pooling of blood and painful ulcers on the surface of the skin. Chronic venous insufficiency may also cause difficulty and discomfort due to increased pressure on the legs when walking or engaging in your daily lifestyle. An additional symptom of this insufficiency is a discoloration and reddening of the legs.
Venous stasis ulcers are often located on the bottom half of the leg, typically inside the calf, and are painful sores that will not heal. They can cause issues with mobility as well as hinder normal routines and activities. Venous stasis ulcers pose additional complications for patients diagnosed with co-occurring conditions, such as diabetes, which may put them at a higher risk for infection.