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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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31 Oct

Interventional Radiology

Interventional Radiology Interventional radiology (IR), also known as vascular and interventional radiology (VIR) or surgical radiology, is a sub-specialty about radiology giving work to minimally obtrusive image-guided diagnosis and treatment of diseases in every organ system. By tackling the force of propelled imaging (ultrasound, X-rays, feline scans, MRI filters other different inventive methods), interventional radiologists might view inside your body and treat intricate conditions, even cardiovascular malady and cancer, less invasively and with unprecedented precision. The field of Endovascular surgery emerged from Interventional radiology techniques to treat the diseases that is endovascular (inside veins) and has turned into an other option to vascular surgery for a few conditions, for example, abdominal aortic aneurysm and peripheral artery disease.The basic techniques include the presentation...
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31 Oct

Treatment for Varicose Veins

Varicose veins is a condition developed because of a disease known as Venous Insufficiency. Valves in our body help carry blood to the heart, against gravity. Should this function fail, the blood flows downwards and accumulates in the veins. This results in increased pressure and causes the veins to bulge and become swollen. People most at risk of suffering from varicose veins are pregnant women, elderly people and those suffering from obesity. A visible sign of varicose veins is of the bulging veins that have turned bluish purple in color. People suffering from Varicose veins also feel a heaviness in their legs, along with swelling and severe pains. The symptoms of varicose veins can be managed by following a few useful...
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19 Sep

Leg Ulcers and Varicose Veins

Varicose veins
Varicose veins is a condition developed because of a disease known as Venous Insufficiency. Valves in our body help carry blood to the heart, against gravity. Should this function fail, the blood flows downwards, and accumulates in the veins. This results in increased pressure and causes the veins to bulge and become swollen. This condition occurs often when the blood pools up around the legs, leading to a visibly swollen vein in the calf or thigh. One of the main problems faced by people suffering from venous insufficiency is venous ulcers. When the skin surrounding the areas affected by varicose veins come into contact with external objects, it breaks down. When this skin breaks down, it reveals the flesh underneath. These...
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19 Sep

Risks Associated with Varicose Veins

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When the function of the veins to carry blood upwards towards the heart fails, the blood begins to pool in the veins in the legs, causing them to enlarge and become varicose. People most at risk of suffering from varicose veins are pregnant women, elderly people and those suffering from obesity. A visible sign of varicose veins is the bulging veins that have turned bluish purple in color. People suffering from Varicose veins also feel a heaviness in their legs, along with swelling and severe pains. Varicose Veins, although appears to be relatively harmless, must not be left untreated as it may lead to severe repercussions in the worst-case scenario. As time goes by, and the veins are left untreated, some...
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