Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Treatment is individual

Just as every person is unique, so should every health treatment plan be.

If you decide to pursue vein treatment, be clear about what you want. Do you want to wear shorts or skirts again? Do you want your legs to feel good even after standing on your feet all day? Or are you happy to control your venous reflux with compression therapy?

Whatever your desired outcome, make sure you work with a doctor who will listen to you and help you achieve your goals. Of course, we recommend vein care from vein specialist certified by the American Board of Venous and Lymphatic Medicine (ABVLM).

Vein therapies today are performed by a variety of providers; some may lack adequate training or oversight, and some treat cosmetic concerns without taking the overall health and venous health of the patient into account.

Without a full understanding of both vein health and pathology, wrong treatment options can cause more damage to the venous system – and decrease your quality of life. When treated by a certified phlebologist committed to your overall health, you should receive professional medical care you deserve. 

If you’re wondering if you have symptoms of venous disease, click here to learn more about it.

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Know Thrombosis: Blood clot awareness campaign returns

On October 13th it will once again be World Thrombosis Day, an opportunity for the general public and health professionals to learn about venous thromboembolism, or VTE. (October 13th is also the birthday of Rudolf Virchow, the German physician who pioneered the pathophysiology of thrombosis.)

We’ve talked a lot about DVT (deep vein thrombosis), PE (pulmonary embolism) and VTE, but it’s always helpful to learn more. For example, did you know that VTE is the leading cause of preventable hospital death, ahead of infection and pneumonia?

Take a look at the infographic below, and seek out more resources at the World Thrombosis Day site – including questions to ask your healthcare professional, risk factors for VTE, and your rights as a patient with regard to VTE.