Blood Clots Can Happen at Any Age

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Health depends on your state of being, not your biological age. Vein issues, though more common ages 50 and above, can also happen in younger people, especially athletes who are at higher risk due to extended travel, possible dehydration, body trauma and resulting immobilization, and the possibility of fractures or surgery.

Blood clots happen most often in the deep veins of the lower leg. This is known as Deep Vein Thrombosis or DVT. Blockages are dangerous not only due to the lack of circulation they cause which can, in time, lead to cell death and necrosis, they also pose a serious danger of breaking free and flowing up towards the heart, brain or lungs. This can result in a heart attack, stroke or pulmonary embolism.

The symptoms of a blood clot are not always readily evident. If you experience unexplained leg or arm pain, swelling or numbness, warm areas, or red patches in your skin you may have a blockage. In extreme cases the area being cordoned off will start to get cold and turn a grayish blue. Time is of the essence. It is important to seek professional medical treatment right away.

It is vital to overall health if you feel you may have a vein issue to get it checked as soon as possible by a vein specialist. Take the first step and schedule a Vein Screening here at West Florida Vein Center.  We can determine the best remedy to your issue & the earlier you catch and treat any type of venous issue, the better the ultimate results will be.

For a proper diagnosis, please call our office and schedule an appointment with Dr. Mark Zuzga.

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