Vein Specialist in Mobile, AL, Treats Deep Vein Thrombosis
Our vein specialist in Mobile, AL, at O’Gorman Vein & Vascular treats deep vein thrombosis, which is also known as DVT. This condition is caused when pooled blood forms in the vein instead of circulating through the heart as it should. When veins are damaged, the blood stays pooled in the vein instead of returning to the heart as it should. The stationary blood eventually congeals and forms a blood clot (thrombosis).
Blood clots can cause significant pain and swelling in your leg as they prevent blood flow, but they are an even bigger problem if they move out and travel to an artery. A blood clot that moves to an artery (an embolism) can cause a heart attack if it travels to the heart—or a stroke if it travels to the brain. It can also be fatal if it goes to the lungs (a pulmonary embolism). We can prevent these outcomes with our thrombosis treatment. Symptoms in the legs include pain, swelling, hotness, and redness. A number of conditions associated with getting DVT include:
- Bone fractures
- Sitting for a long time, like on an airplane
- Birth control pills or hormone replacement therapy
- Family history of DVT
Also, some patients get a chronic condition caused by venous insufficiencies. We also provide a procedure for this condition with our lymphedema treatment in Mobile, AL. If you’ve suffered from leg pain, swelling, shortness of breath, or neurological changes, call our office to schedule a consultation with our doctor. Deep vein thrombosis treatment from O’Gorman Vein and Vascular is one of the best ways to prevent serious health problems while keeping you in circulation.
Contact us for more information on our deep vein thrombosis treatment. We provide treatment to patients for varicose veins in Mobile, AL, as well as other treatments that are related to venous issues.