The Best Way To Treat Deep Vein Thrombosis

Deep vein thrombosis or DVT could start showing itself with sudden pain in the calf or thigh muscles. One calf may be an inch more swollen than the other. DVT treatment from a doctor should be sought immediately if you find swollen veins along with pain in a limb. In this condition, a blood clot otherwise known as a thrombus is formed in a deep vein. This condition commonly affects the leg veins, like the popliteal, femoral or the deep veins in the pelvic region. This condition can be fatal if the clot comes loose and enters the blood flow. It can travel to the heart or lungs and lodge itself there resulting in immediate death of the patient.

This is the reason that deep vein thrombosis should be treated as soon as it is discovered. DVT treatment includes oral consumption of anti-coagulants like Warfarin. This drug causes the blood to become thin and the clots to dissolve. There are some surgical methods to deal with this condition. These methods are partially intrusive. A catheter is inserted into the vein and the blood clot is removed. However, compression stockings are an integral part of the treatment and prevention of DVT all over the world.

Obesity, smoking, periods of lengthy inactivity, and pregnancy etc. are associated with the cause of deep vein thrombosis. However, wearing support stockings which provide a certain amount of compression to the limbs are known to prevent this condition.

Compression stockings used for DVT treatment once this condition manifests provide a higher degree of compression than support stockings. These stockings are made to provide graduated compression along the length of the leg. The compression is the maximum at the ankles and decreases gradually up the leg. This prevents the blood from pooling in the lower limbs and helps the blood flow towards the heart. These stockings also absorb excess moisture from the skin. They are made of lycra fibres wound around the base cotton fibres. The lycra fibres do not contact the skin, and therefore, prevent irritation. This makes these stockings suitable for even sensitive skin types.