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Today I would like to talk about something that is often overlooked by many people, but which is of great importance.

Are you sure you are capable of recognizing the symptoms of Deep Vein Thrombosis?

Do you know what is the syndrome of Deep Vein Thrombosis? The syndrome of DVT occurs when for some reason our blood clot in our veins, forming a clot.

This clot blocks the normal flow of blood and one of the most dangerous complications of this disease occurs when the clot breaks away from the wall of the veins and begins to flow in our blood. This clot may eventually block major arteries and cause a pulmonary embolism. As we all know the pulmonary embolism can lead to death, therefore we really have to be careful and pay attention to all signs that our body sends us.

For example: if you notice that lately your arm, leg or foot are swelling for NO REASON and you are having some pain like a tore muscle or cramp, you should really pay attention to it and monitor it.

You might want to go and see your doctor if in addition to the swelling of your arm (or leg, ankle or foot) a red spot appears accompanied by pain and fever. If day passes and the redness increases and changes color into a darker red almost purple color then go IMMEDIATELY to the Emergency Room.

The process from the swelling to the color change takes approximately one or two weeks, and people with Dvt often arrive to Emergency Rooms really struggling to walk (if it is in their leg/foot). Usually the treatment for DVT consists in stomach injection of heparin and it can last few months.

Another reason to go IMMEDIATELY TO THE EMERGENCY ROOM is if you show symptoms of pulmonary embolism, which as I mentioned before, is a potentially fatal complication of Deep Vein Thrombosis.

Among the symptoms of Pulmonary embolism are:

  • Sudden and unexplained shortness of breath,
  • Pain or discomfort in the chest that worsens when taking a deep breath or when coughing,
  • Vertigo, dizziness, or fainting,
  • Anxiety or nervousness.

I hope I made my point clear that we need to listen to our body and never underestimate its signals. These symptoms, if taken care of in the beginning can take us to an early diagnosis which could save our life!

This is all for now, I hope you find this article interesting and informative…who knows, perhaps it helped to save someone’s’ life!


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