Deep vein thrombosis, or DVT, occurs when a blood clot forms in one or more of the deep veins in your body, typically in one of your legs. In this video, Dr. Rick Ikesaka talks about the signs and symptoms of DVT, how to reduce your risk, the role that compression stockings can play and treatment options, such as the use of blood thinners.
Learn the answers to the following questions:
- 1:40 - What are the signs and symptoms of deep vein thrombosis?
- 3:50 - What are some of the causes or risk factors for developing DVT?
- 8:00 - How is DVT diagnosed?
- 12:18 - How can you prevent or reduce your risk of developing DVT?
- 16:40 - What are preventative strategies for long trips by car or plane?
- 18:49 - How is DVT treated?