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Venous problems attack the veins in your legs, causing pain and swelling. Some venous problems can cause serious complications. For example, a blood clot in your leg (DVT) can break free, become lodged in a lung artery, and cause a pulmonary embolism.
The three most common venous conditions are:
Dignity Health North State doctors are skilled in treating many cardiovascular disorders, including venous problems. Find a Doctor today to learn about advanced venous problem treatment in Northern California.
Your treatment will depend on the type and severity of your condition, and can range from lifestyle changes to surgery.
If you’ve been diagnosed with DVT, you may require urgent treatment to prevent dangerous complications. Treatment of DVT includes medication (intravenous or oral) to dissolve the clot or surgically implanted mesh filter to “catch” blood clots before they can enter the heart
Common treatments for chronic venous insufficiency include:
Varicose vein treatments aim to improve their appearance, and include:
Your Dignity Health North State doctor will create a personalized care plan based on your overall health, the state of your condition, and your personal preferences. Discuss with your doctor the risks, benefits, and goals of the available treatments before making a decision. Be sure to ask what steps you can take to avoid complications.
Some venous conditions can arise in people who are otherwise healthy and have no known risk factors. Regardless, you can take steps to lower your risk for venous problems and complications by:
The medical experts at Dignity Health North State are committed to helping you achieve optimal health and well-being. Learn more about our cardiovascular treatments in Northern California.
Dignity Health North State offers advanced diagnostic procedures and therapies, including treatment for venous problems, in Mt. Shasta, Red Bluff, and Redding, CA.