Deep Vein Thrombosis DVT

Dr. Ramesh Bhardwaj D.H.M.S  •  Dr. Puja Bhadel Bhardwaj  M.D.


Deep vein thrombosis usually abbreviated as DVT is the formation of a blood clot (thrombus) in a deep vein. 

Deep vein thrombosis commonly affects the leg veins or the deep veins of the pelvis. They also can occur in other parts of the body.

The most serious complication of a DVT is that the clot in a deep vein can break off and travel through the bloodstream. The loose clot is called an embolus. When the clot travels to the lungs and blocks blood flow, the condition is called pulmonary embolism (PE). PE is a very serious condition. It can damage the lungs and other organs in the body and cause death. 

Risks for DVT include:
Cigarette smoking
Age factor
Pregnancy and postnatal period
Medications such as estrogen and birth control pills
Recent surgery (especially hip, knee, or female reproductive organ surgery)
Sitting for a long time, such as on a long plane or car trip

Changes in skin color (redness) in one leg
Increased warmth in one leg
Leg pain in one leg
Leg tenderness in one leg
Swelling of one leg

The following tests may be done:
Doppler ultrasound of limb
D-dimer blood test
Plethysmography of the legs
X-rays to show veins in the legs (venography) 

The medical treatment is heparin, which stops blood clots from forming. This type of medicine is called an anticoagulant (also known as a blood thinner). If heparin is given continuously through a vein (IV), you must stay in the hospital and also have lots of complications.

Surgery may involve:
Placement of a filter in the body`s largest vein to prevent blood clots from traveling to the lungs
Removal of a large blood clot from the vein or injection of clot-busting medicines

Homoeopathic remedy
Which may help to prevent blood clotting (including clots caused by DVT)
The medicine acts by reducing blood clotting and is a naturally effective blood thinner.
It improves blood circulation.