Many people are familiar with the term “deep vein thrombosis” (DVT) but don’t realize the full implications of the condition. Since DVT occurs when a blood clot forms in at least one of the deep veins in the body, it is a serious health issue that should always be treated immediately.
What Are the Signs of DVT?
Like many serious conditions, DVT can actually occur without any symptoms at all. Symptoms that do occur usually include swelling, warmth, and pain in the affected leg. The pain might resemble a cramping or soreness in the calf region. Unfortunately, the blood clot that forms from DVT can potentially lead to a pulmonary embolism, which is far easier to recognize with symptoms like unexplained shortness of breath, chest pain, rapid pulse, and dizziness. As soon as you experience any of these symptoms, it’s time to seek medical attention. Read More