Deep Vein Thrombosis

Our registered nurses can help with the care and management of DVT.

Deep Vein Thrombosis

Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) is a medical condition marked by the formation of blood clots, commonly in the deep veins of the legs. These clots can impede proper blood flow, posing serious health risks. DVT is not only painful but can lead to severe complications if left untreated.

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  • Throbbing pain in one leg (rarely in both legs), typically in the calf or thigh, when walking or standing up.

  • Swelling in one leg (rarely in both legs).

  • The skin around the painful area feels warm to the touch.

  • Red or darkened skin around the painful area.

  • Swollen veins that are hard or sore when touched.

Accurate diagnosis is crucial for effective treatment. Physicians utilize various diagnostic tools, including:

Understanding the risk factors is essential for both prevention and early detection. Common contributors to DVT include:

  • Immobility – Extended periods of inactivity, such as bed rest or long flights, can increase the risk of blood clots.

  • Surgery or Trauma – Certain surgeries and traumatic injuries can elevate the risk of DVT.

  • Medical Conditions – Conditions like cancer, obesity, and inflammatory disorders can predispose people to DVT.

  • Genetic Factors – Some patients may have an inherited predisposition to blood clotting disorders.

  • Age and Gender – DVT becomes more prevalent with age, and women are more likely to have blood clots than men, especially during pregnancy and postpartum.

Yes, proactive measures can significantly reduce the risk of DVT. Some preventive strategies include:

  • Regular Exercise – Physical activity promotes healthy blood flow, reducing the risk of clot formation.
  • Stay Hydrated – Proper hydration helps maintain blood viscosity and prevents clot formation.
  • Avoid Prolonged Immobility – If sitting for extended periods, take breaks to stretch and move around.
  • Quit Smoking – Smoking increases the risk of DVT and other cardiovascular conditions.
  • Follow Medication Plans – For patients with medical conditions that predispose them to DVT, it is crucial to adhere to a prescribed medication plan.

Professional involvement in a medical treatment cost depends on your health requirements and medical insurance particularities. However, a skilled nurse will always be prepared to address the needs of a DVT patient. So please feel free to call us about any inquiry or information regarding the home care of an ill patient.

Skilled home nursing plays a pivotal role in the comprehensive care of DVT patients. Home nursing professionals provide personalized care, medication education and adherence, and assist with activities that promote recovery and prevent complications.

We have the resources and experience to provide the best quality of care for the patient and the family. Our multidisciplinary team of nurses can also assist with and support any treatment process.

For more information on how Signature Health Services can help with your healthcare needs, please call 1 (800) 277-8291 (option 1) or email

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