What is DVT?

What-Is-DVT?

Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) 

Pain or swelling in the legs or arms can significantly change your lifestyle. If your leg or arm pain is coupled with a pre-existing medical condition that affects blood clotting, if you are overweight or smoke, if you had a recent fracture in your pelvis, hips or lower extremities – you might be at risk for Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT). This illness occurs when a blood clot forms deep in the body and partially or completely blocks blood flow through the vein.

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Celebrating 15 Years Of Service in the Kansas City Area

Dr. Bruce Fearon, MD is a Diplomate of the American Board of Venous & Lymphatic Medicine and is Board Certified in Family Practice. In 2005, Dr. Fearon had over 12 years of providing excellent healthcare as a primary care physician, and had a dream of creating his own one-of-a-kind vein treatment center to treat patients in the Kansas City metro area.

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Restless Legs Syndrome

Willis-Ekbom disease, more commonly known as restless legs syndrome, is a condition that causes an uncontrollable urge to move one’s legs. Typically, an uncomfortable sensation will cause this need to move and it happens most often in the evening while you’re sitting or lying down. It’s estimated that 7-10% of the US population suffers from restless legs syndrome. While restless legs syndrome typically has no cure, there is one treatable cause that tends to get overlooked: varicose veins.

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Varicose Veins and Pregnancy

Pregnancy is an exciting time of life but it can also come with interesting side effects. As pregnancy progresses, some women may start to notice blue and purple veins becoming more visible in their legs. Varicose veins are a pretty common occurrence to happen during pregnancy. But why do they occur and are they dangerous? Let’s find out more about varicose veins and pregnancy.

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High Heels and Varicose Veins

‘Tis the season of parties and occasions to dress up. Your favorite cocktail dress goes great with a nice pair of pumps, but there’s a rumor that high heels cause varicose veins. Is it true?

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What are Veins?

Veins are the blood vessels that carry deoxygenated blood from parts of our body back to the heart. Since your heart is essential to your body functioning, it would seem veins are of equal importance. Let’s dive into what veins are, what they do and how they function.

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The Benefits of Compression Stockings

Compression socks, or stockings, are a stretchy type of elastic hosiery that are snug fitting to gently squeeze your leg. The compression helps improve your blood flow which can lessen pain, keep your legs from getting tired and achy, ease swelling in feet and ankles, and can help prevent and treat vein diseases such as varicose veins and deep vein thrombosis.

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Stress Management Tips for Better Vein Health

Stress can come from anywhere, and no one is immune. Everyone experiences a little bit of stress every day, whether it’s from something big like work or something small like a speeding ticket. All that stress can have a serious effect on your health, particularly your veins. Check out these stress management tips to help you regulate your stress and stay healthier, longer.

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5 Exercises to Help Prevent Varicose Veins

5 Exercises to Prevent Varicose Veins

One of the key factors in the development of varicose veins is an inactive lifestyle. Not getting enough exercise slows circulation and allows blood to pool in the lower limbs. Incorporating a little more activity into your lifestyle is a great way to combat varicose veins.

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DVT Awareness Month: Recognize Deep Vein Thrombosis

Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) impacts an astonishing number of people each year. While the exact number of cases is unknown, the CDC estimates that around 900,000 people experience symptoms of DVT every year. Patients develop DVT when a blood clot, called a thrombus, forms in a large vein, usually in the leg. This can lead to partial or completely blocked circulation and can be dangerous for some. Different issues can cause DVT; it’s important to recognize the symptoms and are familiar with risk factors to see if DVT could be an issue in your life.
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