Each year 350,000 people are diagnosed with Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT). The majority of those diagnosed are not even aware they had an issue. In 2003, more than 70 public health organizations gathered in Washington D.C. to discuss the prevention of blood clots. They then formed the Coalition to Prevent Deep Vein Thrombosis and marked March as an annual month to improve the understanding, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of this venous issue and support research to improve the quality of life for patients suffering from blood clots.
Deep Vein Thrombosis happens when a blood clot forms in the veins deep inside the leg muscles typically. If undiagnosed, the thrombosis may eventually block off the entire vein and threaten the health of the leg; or a piece of the blockage (called an embolism) may break off and travel to the lung and become a pulmonary embolism which can lead to chest pain, difficulty breathing, or even death.
Symptoms of DVT like pain and swelling or recurring leg cramps can resemble those of varicose veins and can be caused by a number of factors like heredity, cancer, oral contraceptives, pregnancy, immobility, trauma, or smoking. Blood clots, however, may have no physically noticeable symptoms. This fact was so important that during 2015, we submitted an abstract and presented it at the American College of Phlebology annual medical convention. Our experience and research
In order to obtain a diagnosis, you could go to a hospital, an ultrasound clinic, or consult a Board Certified Venous & Lymphatic Doctor like Dr. Rivard or Dr. Susan Kanehann at Illinois Vein Specialists. The practice opened in 2009 and has a staff of a dozen— physicians, medical technicians, ultrasound specialists, nurses, and administrative personnel, backed by
Don't suffer needlessly, if you or a loved one has varicose veins, seek the attention of a certified vein specialist today.
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At Illinois Vein Specialists, we care just as much about the medicine and the specialized practice of Phlebology as we do our patients. We focus only on treating varicose and spider veins and successfully treated patients from many towns including Buffalo Grove, Cary, Elgin, Algonquin, Palatine, Vernon Hills, Crystal Lake, Hoffman Estates, Lake Zurich, Fox River Grove, Mundelein, Grayslake, Wauconda, Chicago, and all areas of Barrington, Illinois.
We understand that when you choose a doctor you want to go to someone you know, like and trust, and honestly so do we. We know that patients come to us most often from satisfied patient referrals, but we encourage you to do your own research and ask around. In the end no matter where you live or who you decide to have treat your varicose or spider veins find someone who focuses only on diagnosing and treating varicose and spider veins -- find a Board Certified Vein Specialist.