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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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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What Is Causing My Swollen Legs?

Have you noticed uncomfortable swelling in your legs and ankles? While there are daily activities that can lead to swollen legs, vein disease is one of the most common culprits. You can also get swollen legs from injuries or other medical problems. The best way to determine what’s causing your swollen legs is to consult the specialists at Summit Skin & Vein Care. [Read more…]

5 Ways You Can Benefit from Sclerotherapy

Are your varicose veins or spider veins causing you to avoid wearing your favorite outfit? Vein disease shouldn’t take away your self-confidence. If you’re looking for a way to diminish the appearance of varicose veins or spider veins, consider sclerotherapy. This non-invasive procedure has many benefits and may help you regain your confidence!  [Read more…]

Manage Your Stress for Better Vein Health

You’ve probably heard that stress can put a serious strain on your health. Did you know that chronic stress can affect your veins? The more you manage your stress, the better chance you have of managing your vein health.  [Read more…]

Connecting Vein Disease and Restless Leg Syndrome

There is a strong similarity between Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS) symptoms and vein disease symptoms. Both illnesses can have a serious impact on your life. Seeking treatment for vein disease can also help with many of the causes of Restless Leg Syndrome and help improve your health.

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