Deep vein thrombosis, or DVT, is a frightening condition. It is a problem that occurs when blood clots arise in your body. Deep vein thrombosis occurs in the legs most often. It takes place in the veins that are hidden deep inside.
Often, it is like a silent bomb, ticking away inside of you without any noticeable symptoms. It may happen after you have had an accident or injury.
If you are not active or sit for long periods of time, at home or your job, you may be prone to this condition. There are certain conditions that may cause deep vein thrombosis to develop in your body.
Ultrasound technology can pinpoint deep vein thrombosis, which helps us at Beach Cities Vein and Laser Center to effectively treat your condition before there are complications.
What Can Result from Deep Vein Thrombosis?
While many people do not even know that deep vein thrombosis is taking place inside their bodies, there may be symptoms. You may have intense cramping that sets in and affects your calf.
Swelling of one leg or both is another indicator that you may have deep vein thrombosis. It is essential that you seek medical treatment. Ultrasound can be used to identify the source of the problem.
How Ultrasound Technology Can Help You
Ultrasound provides doctors with an invaluable tool for diagnosing deep vein thrombosis.
It is not invasive and will not cause any discomfort on your part as the ultrasound device passes over key points in your body to get a picture of what is going on inside of you.
Energy waves that are based on sound bounce off your internal organs and the tissues of your body to create images on the ultrasound monitor. Any abnormalities can be identified.
If we determine that you have deep vein thrombosis, a treatment plan can be created to help you. We will be able to recommend the appropriate method. You can improve your condition by becoming active, avoiding smoking, and maintaining your ideal weight.
Talk to Us About an Ultrasound for DVT Today
If you are at risk for DVT or you are experiencing symptoms that may indicate that you have deep vein thrombosis, contact Beach Cities Vein and Laser Center today.
You can make an appointment for an ultrasound to give you peace of mind and move forward with any necessary treatments.
Our office is located in the El Segundo, CA area. Get started today.