Deep Vein Thrombosis Treatment(DVT) in Denver, CO
At MIPS, our highly trained interventional radiologists have many years of experience providing patients facing a DVT with the most advanced procedures to treat blood clots. Our facility in Highlands Ranch is equipped with the necessary tools and staff to provide the best care in Colorado.
Learn more about DVT and your treatment options and schedule your consultation today.
What is Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)?
DVT is a blood clot that can form in either the deep veins of the legs or the veins of the upper extremities. Each year, 600,000 Americans are diagnosed with DVT, but there are ways to prevent becoming part of that statistic.
What are the Symptoms of DVT?
According to Cleveland Clinic about 30% of people with DVT don’t show symptoms. However, other people experience symptoms such as:
- Swelling in either one leg or both legs
- Red/Discolored skin in the leg affected with DVT
- Surface veins that are visible
- Leg fatigue and heaviness
How can You Prevent DVT?
To ensure that you are able to prevent DVT, take the following steps:
- Exercise regularly and remain active
- Avoid smoking. Smoking can cause the blood vessels to tighten and can restrict the blood flow, causing blood clots.
- Check your blood pressure regularly. If it’s high, take the necessary steps to lower it.
- Finding alternatives for birth control pills and hormone-replacement therapy can help reduce the risk of clotting
- If you’re sitting in one spot, such as an airplane, for more than four hours, walk around or do leg stretches from time to time. It’s also important to stay well hydrated and avoid alcohol consumption.
What are Treatment Options for Deep Vein Thrombosis?
There are many ways to treat DVT. The most common forms of treatment include blood thinners and and Catheter-Directed Thrombolysis. If your DVT has caused surface veins, there are vein treatment options such as Injection Sclerotherapy, a procedure in which a fine needle is used to shrink the veins.
Schedule a DVT Treatment Consultation in Denver, CO
If you still have questions regarding treatment for DVT, we encourage you to schedule an appointment with MIPS Center today by calling (303) 805-7477. You may also request an appointment online using our secure form.