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November 2017

23 Nov

Risks of Deep Vein Thrombosis

Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) is a hard to detect medical condition that can result in severe and even potentially life-threatening health problem. But, before we delve into what these risks are it will be helpful to gain some understanding of the human circulatory system (the cardiovascular or vascular system), about blood clots, and finally about Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) itself. Circulatory System: Heart, blood, and blood vessels (arteries, veins, & capillaries) -- these make up the cardiovascular system which permits blood to transport nutrients, oxygen and white blood cells (among other things) from the heart to the cells in tissues and organs. Thereafter, oxygen-depleted blood is carried away from these cells back to the heart. This process is important for several critical...
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23 Nov

Benefits of Endovenous Laser Treatment

What is Endovenous Laser Treatment? Endovenous laser treatment, also known as EVLT, is a popular method of treatment for varicose veins. Varicose veins are those purple-blue veins that bulge as they overfill with blood and cause swelling in the legs. EVLT eliminates varicose veins from the body. Here’s how: a needle is inserted into the varicose vein via ultrasound guidance. And through the needle, a thin laser fiber is passed. Laser energy is shot into the vein, collapsing the vein and rerouting blood through healthy veins nearby. Why Should you Treat Varicose Veins? A mild case of varicose veins involves swelling of the calf and ankles, bulging purple-blue veins and a feeling of heaviness due to the pooling of blood in the vein....
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