Although blood clots are not uncommon (as many as 900,000 people develop blood clots in the United States every year), they often aren’t treated in time because they go undiagnosed. According to the National Blood Clot Alliance, the lack of early diagnosis of clots (which are easily treated) is responsible for approximately one in three of those who do eventually get diagnosed, to die.
The video you are about to watch below, does a concise job of describing the dangers of blood clots; they become seriously harmful to the body, if they are formed in a place they aren’t supposed to, because they decrease blood flow which can eventually be fatal. The doctor in the following footage is an interventional cardiologist, who says that the most common place outside of the heart, where there may be artery blockage, is the legs.
Blood clots in the legs are known as deep vein thrombosis (DVT); Dr. Attar will discuss the SYMPTOMS, DIAGNOSIS and TREATMENT of BLOOD CLOTS IN THE LEGS. Swelling, tenderness, a certain kind of episodic cramping and skin color discoloration are some of the warnings he will discuss. He goes on to discuss in greater detail what to look out for, the importance of getting to a doctor in time to diagnosis and enable the treatment necessary. The information you will hear can prevent a serious threat to your health, that can ultimately be fatal.