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A Vein Treatment Center in New Jersey Explains What Wikipedia Can’t Tell You about Swollen Legs and Ankles

vein treatment center in New Jersey The free-access, user-maintained Internet encyclopedia called Wikipedia is a remarkable success story and a valuable tool. Despite the fact that it is non-profit and has no paid editors, it now contains over 35 million articles and makes them available worldwide in 288 different languages, and these articles have a reputation for being “mostly accurate.”  So what does our vein treatment center in New Jersey think about it being a source for medical articles?

Well you can imagine that, as a result, many people have gotten into the habit of using Wikipedia to look up medical conditions to find out more about them. As a “first stop” before moving on to more reputable sources of information, such as a vein treatment center in New Jersey, this can be useful. But in this article we will try to present reasons why you shouldn’t rely on Wikipedia (or any other online medical resource) completely, because they don’t give you the whole story.

As an example, try looking up “swollen legs & ankles” on Wikipedia

What you’ll find is some information on the subject that is accurate but not complete. The article on this subject, for example, will suggest that most cases of swollen legs and ankles are caused by water retention, and happens when fluid leaks from capillaries into surrounding tissue. What the article fails to address is what causes this water retention. It also recommends taking diuretic medications, which is dangerously misleading, because it ignores many other possible reasons for water retention, some of them serious.

This article also ignores the most common cause of these symptoms

If you had asked a real New Jersey vascular doctor such as Dr. John Chuback about swollen legs & ankles, what he would tell you is that a high percentage of cases are caused by a vein disease called chronic venous insufficiency, or CVI. This is the most common cause of varicose veins, but it is also one of the most common causes of swollen legs and ankles. Taking diuretics to reduce the swelling not only doesn’t work if you have CVI, it can make the condition worse, because it might provide some temporary relief while allowing the vein disease to get worse.

So if you have swollen legs and ankles, contact a real NJ vein expert

Don’t risk your overall health by relying on a useful but limited crowd-sourced Internet encyclopedia. Take your questions about swollen legs and ankles to professionals who have studied their causes and treatments for many years by just picking up your phone and giving us a call at 201-693-4847 or go online to schedule.

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A New Jersey Vein Expert Lists Questions You Should Ask Your Doctor About Vein Disease

New Jersey vein expertSo you’ve decided to see a New Jersey vein expert about symptoms you suspect might be signs of vein disease. Congratulations…that’s a wise decision. During your first visit, your doctor will probably ask you a number of questions to help him assess your venous health. For example, he may ask you about symptoms you may be experiencing, about your health history, and because vein disease is hereditary, about your family’s health history as well. He will also perform a number of tests, and will then present his findings to you. At that point, however, there are a number of questions that you should ask.

“Are my symptoms due to vein disease, or not?”

Because determining the answer to this question is probably the reason you’re seeing a New Jersey vein expert in the first place, this is the first question you should ask. If you have noticed visible symptoms such as varicose veins or spider veins, chances are the answer will be “Yes.” But if the symptoms that worried you were more subtle, such as weakness in your legs or swelling in your lower extremities, there could be many other possible causes. This is your opportunity to find out for sure, and to ask follow-up questions based on the answer.

“If I don’t have vein disease currently, can you help me prevent it?”

An important thing to remember is that if your New Jersey vascular doctor finds that you don’t have vein disease currently, that doesn’t mean that you’re “off the hook.” He may find, for example, that you have risk factors that give you a higher-than-normal likelihood of developing vein disease in the future. Some of these risk factors you can’t change – your age, your gender, and whether vein disease runs in your family. But other risk factors – smoking, being overweight, how much exercise you get, and how much time you spend sitting – are within your control. You can lower your overall risk by doing something about them.

“If I do have vein disease, what are my treatment options?”

This is probably the most important question you should ask, because there may be many different treatment options available to you. For example, if you have varicose veins, your options can range from conservative treatment (changes to diet, exercise, and lifestyle) to more aggressive treatments that eliminate the swollen veins permanently. Your doctor will present the options that are best for your condition, and help you decide which to choose.

This is your opportunity to ask additional follow-up questions such as “How long will this type of treatment take?” or “Will it provide only a temporary solution or a permanent one?” or “Will the procedure be painful?” And of course you should ask the most important question, “How long will it be before I see results?”

Finally, you should ask, “What happens if I decide to delay treatment?”

From our point of view as top vein doctors in Bergen County, this is one of the most important questions a patient should ask. You may be tempted to decide not to pursue any of the treatment options presented to you, and that is your right, but at the same time you should know what the consequences of that decision will be. Left untreated, vein disease doesn’t magically go away or “get better on its own” – it gets worse. You should know how much worse it can get.

Whatever your questions, Dr. John Chuback is there to answer them for you

At Chuback Medical Group, our focus is on patient education, and making sure that we answer all questions our patients have for us. So don’t be shy about asking – pick up your telephone and give us a call at 201-693-4847 or go online and make an appointment to come in and ask our New Jersey vein expert any questions you might have.

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A Top Vein Doctor in Bergen County Talks about Leg Discoloration, and Why You Should Seek Treatment for It

top vein doctor in Bergen CountyIf you have experienced red or reddish-brown discoloration on your legs or ankles, there are many possible causes, ranging from injury to sunburn to eczema. But if the discoloration has lasted for more than a week and is accompanied by swelling in the affected limbs, there is a good chance that it’s a sign of vein disease. As noted by top vein doctor in Bergen County, Dr. Chuback, tThe redness is often the result of a condition called chronic venous insufficiency or CVI, the same vein disease that causes varicose veins.

Why would a vein disease cause skin discoloration?

CVI occurs when the tiny valves that control blood flow through your veins become damaged and no longer function properly. Instead of opening to allow blood to flow through and then closing immediately afterwards, they remain open, allowing blood to flow “backwards” and pool in the veins. This is what causes the veins to swell and become varicose, but it also causes a fluid buildup that irritates the skin above the affected veins and results in inflammation.

Seeking prompt vein disease treatment in New Jersey can eliminate these diseased veins and return your legs to their normal health and beauty, but if the CVI is left untreated, the skin inflammation can escalate and result in dry and itchy skin that is extremely fragile and prone to injury. Just bumping your leg on a chair can result in cuts and open wounds that turn into leg ulcers. These wounds often don’t respond to normal treatment and resist healing, leaving them prone to more serious infection.

What do New Jersey vascular doctors do to treat this condition?

If the CVI is minor and has not resulted in large numbers of varicose veins or leg ulcers, the most likely first option is conservative treatment involving compression stockings, exercise, and lifestyle changes. If the CVI has already caused many varicose veins and they have begun to cause side effects such as chronic swelling in the legs and ankles, varicose vein removal is often more appropriate. This gets rid of the varicose veins permanently, but also removes the cause of the redness and skin discoloration. Fortunately, modern vein removal is fast, easy, painless, and can be performed in your local vein treatment center in New Jersey by a top vein doctor in Bergen County – no hospitals, no deep incisions, minimal recovery time.

So if you are concerned about the appearance of your legs, give us a call at 201-693-4847 or go online and schedule an initial consultation with a top vein doctor in Bergen County. In about an hour we can tell you whether the skin discoloration is due to vein disease, and if so, explain the various treatment options to you.

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A New Jersey Vein Expert Explains the Two Main Categories of Vein Disease

New Jersey vein expert To understand the kinds of disease, we asked New Jersey vein expert, Dr. Chuback what can affect your veins?  Here is what to know about how your veins and how they work when they’re healthy. First, arteries have internal muscles to pump blood, but your veins don’t, so they have to rely on the contraction of nearby muscles to provide the “pumping” action that routes deoxygenated blood and waste materials to the heart and lungs for renewal. Second, the thing that keeps blood flowing in the right direction is a series of tiny valves in each vein that open when the muscles that surround them compress the veins and then close again immediately afterwards to stop blood from flowing backwards, away from the heart.

What can interfere with your veins working properly?

According to our New Jersey vein expert, there are two medical conditions that can interfere with the healthy flow of blood through your veins. The first is called insufficiency, in which the venous valves become “leaky” as the result of disease or injury and fail to close, allowing blood to flow back into the veins and collect there. The second condition that can affect veins is called thrombosis, in which blood clots or thrombi form along the inner walls of the veins. Blood clots restrict blood flow because they narrow the veins, and thus can damage your overall circulation. But thrombosis can be far more dangerous, because often the blood clots don’t stay where they originally formed. Instead they break loose and travel to other locations in the body, where they can cause serious and sometimes fatal damage.

The most common type of vein disease is insufficiency

Chronic venous insufficiency, or CVI, is the most common form of vein disease. It causes blood to pool in the affected veins, which become swollen and discolored as they take on the bluish-purple color of deoxygenated blood. The resulting varicose veins are not only unattractive, they are often accompanied by symptoms such as painfully swollen legs and ankles and chronic tiredness. Left untreated, varicose veins can cause changes in skin color and texture, leg ulcers that refuse to heal, and an increased susceptibility to more serious conditions like obesity, diabetes, stroke, and heart disease.

Thrombosis is not as common, but is much more dangerous

The most common form of thrombosis, the second type of vein disease, is deep vein thrombosis (DVT), so called because the blood clots form in the large, deep veins of the leg. These veins are so far from the surface of the skin that visible symptoms of DVT rarely appear, with the result that most people who have DVT don’t know that they have it. This is extremely dangerous, because if the blood clots travel to your lungs they can cause a pulmonary embolism. These complications of DVT kill over 300,000 Americans every year.

How do you know if you have (or are at risk for) CVI and DVT?

Because surface symptoms do not always appear, the only sure way to know if you have either of these conditions is to call a top vein doctor in Bergen County to schedule a venous health screening. These screenings are fast, painless, and non-invasive, and can detect both types of vein disease. If your New Jersey vein expert detects signs of CVI or DVT they can treat them equally painlessly, and if they find that you don’t have vein disease yet but are at high risk for it, they can help you prevent it. So call Dr. John Chuback today at 201-693-4847  or go online to start the process of keeping your veins healthy.

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A Vein Treatment Center in New Jersey Reveals How Vein Doctors Can Help You Avoid Future Health Problems

vein treatment center in New JerseyIf his years as a top vein doctor in Bergen County have taught Dr. John Chuback anything, it’s that most people really don’t understand the relationship between their vein health and their overall health. Several times a month, Dr. Chuback meets new patients at his vein treatment center in New Jersey who have put off seeing a New Jersey vascular doctor about their varicose veins for months or even years because they don’t think that they’re a “real” disease. They mistakenly think that the swollen and discolored veins that cover their legs are “merely a cosmetic issue,” and that they can safely ignore and pretend that it doesn’t exist by wearing long pants and dark stockings.

These patients often come in to our vein treatment center in New Jersey and complain about painfully swollen legs and ankles, chronic tiredness in their legs, and skin that has turned brown and leathery and is so susceptible to injury that their legs are often covered with open sores that will not heal. Somehow, these patients don’t think that these symptoms are related to their varicose veins, and are often shocked when Dr. Chuback explains to them that not only are their varicose veins a dangerous form of vein disease, ALL of these other symptoms they complain about are caused by that vein disease.

If your circulation is poor, your health is poor

The most common cause of varicose veins is a condition called chronic venous insufficiency, or CVI. If you have CVI, the tiny, one-way valves that open to allow blood to be pumped back to your heart and lungs become “leaky” and fail to close properly. As a result, blood “leaks” back into the veins and pools there, causing them to swell and take on the bluish-purple color of deoxygenated blood. The visible results of CVI are the ugly, swollen varicose veins themselves, but the deeper and more dangerous results are internal, as these diseased veins begin to impair your whole circulatory system. That is what causes the swelling, the weakness in your legs, and the skin changes.

More important, poor circulation cripples your immune system

On a deeper level, the damage that CVI is doing to your circulation is having even worse effects on your overall health because it weakens your immune system and makes you more likely to develop even more serious diseases. CVI makes you more likely to become obese, and much more likely to develop chronic inactivity, which kills more people worldwide every year than smoking. CVI increases your risk of heart disease, stroke, and diabetes, and can even cause mental problems, as you become depressed about the way you look.

So how can treating your vein disease prevent future health problems?

Eliminating your visible varicose veins with modern, minimally-invasive procedures such as sclerotherapy or endovenous laser treatment (EVLT) also eliminates the vein disease that causes them. This improves the overall functioning of your circulatory and immune systems, and reduces your risk of developing more serious diseases. Treatment at one of the best vein treatment centers in New Jersey even increases your heart health, because if we help you to lose weight, get more exercise, and stop smoking as part of your vein disease treatment, we are also lowering your risk factors for heart disease as well.

So think of vein disease treatment as a long-term investment in your health

Yes, our experts art our vein treatment center in New Jersey can help you get rid of those ugly varicose veins. But at the same time, we really can help to improve your overall health, and help you to say healthy longer. And what’s not to like about that? So give us a call at 201-693-4847 or go online to allow the experts at Chuback Medical Group to get started improving your health.

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A New Jersey Vascular Doctor Presents 3 Ways That Vein Treatment Can Improve Your Marriage or Relationship

New Jersey vascular doctor As a New Jersey vascular doctor, I know how alone varicose veins can make you feel, as if you have a very personal problem that affects no one else. Every morning, you are the one who has to look at the bulging, discolored veins on your legs, and you are the one who has to hide them by wearing long pants or dark stockings. It’s normal to think, “Who else could possibly be as affected by this as I am?”

Your romantic partner, that’s who. Your partner is as affected as you are by your vein disease, because he or she cares about you and wants you to be happy. Your partner wants you to be healthy, and if you have developed side effects such as painfully swollen legs and ankles and chronic tiredness, he or she cannot help but worry about you. In short, if your varicose veins are causing you emotional distress, your partner cannot help but share it.

Three ways that vein disease treatment in NJ can rescue your love life

First, seeing a New Jersey vascular doctor like me, Dr. John Chuback can enable you to permanently eliminate your varicose veins. Imagine how much being able to wear short skirts or a bathing suit again would improve your self-image and your sense of self-worth. And of course, feeling better about yourself, you’ll be more able to feel better about being with your partner.

Second, NJ vein experts can help you eliminate those side effects I mentioned earlier – feeling constantly weak and tired, and being unable to stand or walk for long periods of time. When the varicose veins go away, these symptoms go away, too. Many of our patients have reported that having their varicose veins removed suddenly made them feel “20 years younger,” and that they had the energy again to go dancing, play sports, and do dozens of other things they hadn’t done for years because they didn’t have the energy. Your partner is going to appreciate that, too – having someone to be active with again.

Third, vein disease doesn’t just impair your circulation; it also harms your immune system. If you have varicose veins, you are more likely to become obese, and your risk for serious conditions like heart disease, diabetes, and stroke increases. When the top vein doctors in Bergen County eliminate your vein disease, they also greatly reduce your chances of getting these diseases. Again, imagine how much better your partner will feel as he or she sees your overall health improving.

The next step towards improving your appearance, your health, and your love life is up to you

And fortunately, it’s a pretty easy step. Just pick up your telephone and call a New Jersey vascular doctor at 201-693-4847 or go online and make an appointment for a venous health screening. These screenings are painless and non-invasive, and in about an hour we can tell you how long it will take to eliminate your varicose veins forever. And won’t that be something to look forward to…something that you and your partner can celebrate over a glass of champagne?

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A New Jersey Vascular Doctor Presents Several Surprising Things That Could Happen To You If You Have Swollen Legs and Ankles

New Jersey vascular doctor Other than visible varicose veins and spider veins, the most common symptom our New Jersey vascular doctor hears about from patients at our vein treatment center are chronically swollen legs and ankles. The swelling is called edema, and it is caused by the underlying vein disease that causes the swollen veins impairing the body’s ability to reabsorb fluids.

This chronic swelling is so common because it’s the third of six stages of a vein disease called chronic venous insufficiency, or CVI. If you have CVI, it means that the tiny valves that control blood flow through your veins have become “leaky” and are allowing blood to flow “backwards” back into your veins. This causes the first two stages of the disease – first, that the diseased veins become visible on the surface of the skin, and second, that you start to feel tiredness or achiness in the affected limbs. The third stage is swelling.

As New Jersey vein experts, we tell patients who have experienced these first three stages of CVI that it’s time to seek treatment. Unfortunately, many patients ignore this medical advice, think “Hey, the swelling and the tiredness isn’t so bad…I can live with this,” and go away, hoping things will get better on their own, or just won’t get worse. Bad idea. In this article, we’ll tell you why.

Here’s what’s going to happen to you if you fail to seek treatment from a New Jersey vascular doctor

First, the three previously-mentioned disease stages are going to get worse, not better. That is, the swollen varicose veins will become bigger and more visible, the achiness and tiredness will increase, and the swelling will get worse.

But in the fourth stage of the disease, your skin starts to change, both in color and texture. The skin covering the diseased veins becomes reddish-brown or white, taking on a leathery texture that becomes more brittle, and thus more prone to injury. In the fifth stage of CVI, scratches and minor abrasions to this brittle skin are at increased risk for developing into ulcers. In the sixth stage, you develop leg ulcers that become resistant to treatment and have prolonged healing times.

That sounds bad — what can I do to prevent this?

Follow your doctors’ advice – seek treatment. If we catch the CVI early enough, modern vein disease treatment in New Jersey can often start with conservative forms of treatment such as diet, exercise, and the use of compression stockings. If the disease has progressed to later stages, eliminating it may require more aggressive treatments that involve removing the diseased veins entirely. But treatment CAN eliminate both the unsightliness and the swelling of CVI – quickly, easily, and painlessly. Putting off treatment will only cause the symptoms to get worse. So give our New Jersey vascular doctor a call at 201-693-4847 or go online and schedule an appointment…and make the right decision.

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Getting To Know a Top Vein Doctor in Bergen County, Dr. John Chuback

top vein doctor in Bergen CountyIf you’ve been trying to find a good vein doctor, you realize that few things are quite as frustrating as having a specialized medical problem and not knowing how to find the proper specialist to deal with it. Fortunately for New Jersey residents looking for one of the best New Jersey vascular doctors to treat their varicose veins, spider veins, or other venous problems, finding a top vein doctor in Bergen County is pretty simple, because one doctor stands out from the crowd.

One of the best vein doctors in New Jersey was born and raised here

Dr. John Chuback, founder and director of Chuback Medical Group, was raised right here in Bergen County, and graduated from the Dwight Engelwood School. He earned his medical degree from New Jersey Medical School at UMDNJ in Newark, and then completed a five year General Surgical Residency at Monmouth Medical Center. During this period he also received intensive surgical training at Beth Israel Hospital in Newark, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in Manhattan, and Hahnemann University Hospital in Philadelphia, followed by fellowships at The University of Rochester Medical Center and the internationally renowned Strong Memorial Hospital in New York.

Dr. Chuback holds board certifications in General Surgery, Cardiovascular Surgery and Phlebology. He is on staff at Valley Hospital in Ridgewood, and is a Fellow of The American College of Surgeons, The American College of Chest Physicians, The American College of Cardiology, and The International College of Surgeons. He is also a member of the Society for Vascular Surgery and the Society of Thoracic Surgeons.

Dr. Chuback’s experience as a NJ vein expert is even more impressive

He was one of the first formally trained surgeons in NJ to pioneer the use of minimally-invasive, laser-based techniques to treat varicose veins and other vein diseases. These modern treatment options avoid the need for hospitals, general anesthesia, and the deep incisions required by more invasive surgical methods. They also have the advantage of allowing patients to be treated in the comfort of Dr. Chuback’s own office and then, because the treatments are so gentle, walk out and return to their everyday lives the same day. No long recovery periods are required, because there is nothing to recover from.

Good doctors treat vein disease; great ones teach other doctors how to treat vein disease

Dr. Chuback lectures to medical and surgical professionals (and to the general public) on cutting-edge approaches to vein treatment. He has written numerous scholarly articles in the medical literature, and has the distinction of being one of only 16 nationally recognized Preceptors selected by the American College of Phlebology to train other physicians in the modern management of vein problems.

So if you are tired of trying to “live with” your vein problems and are looking for a top vein doctor in Bergen County, look no further. Pick up your phone and call Chuback Medical Group at 201-693-4847 or go online to schedule an initial consultation. You couldn’t be in better hands.

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A New Jersey Vascular Doctor Answers the Question: “Do Spider Vein Treatments Work for Veins in the Arms?”

New Jersey vascular doctorVaricose veins occur mainly on the legs and can become quite large and ropy. Spider veins, on the other hand, are formed from smaller veins and capillaries near the surface of the skin, and can appear in more places – on the legs, ankles, thighs, neck, face, and arms. These discolored veins often appear in a web-like pattern – which is why they’re called “spider” veins says New Jersey vascular doctor, John Chuback, MD– and can appear on the surface of the skin as either blue (the color of deoxygenated blood) or red.

These differences aside, spider veins and varicose veins share a number of causes and risk factors – age, gender, and having a family history of vein disease – but spider veins can also be triggered by overexposure to the sun, by hormonal changes, by injury and trauma, or by CVI (chronic venous insufficiency), the same disorder that causes varicose veins. Unlike varicose veins, however, which can cause many painful or even disabling side effects, spider veins are viewed by physicians as primarily a cosmetic problem.

Spider veins can be treated and removed by your New Jersey vascular doctor wherever they occur on the body

Wherever they appear, the best spider vein treatment in New Jersey that we specialize in at Chuback Medical Group is equally effective, painless, and safe. A variety of vein treatments can be used to permanently remove spider veins, but the one we use most often is a minimally-invasive procedure called sclerotherapy. This is an outpatient procedure that can be performed in our offices, and takes only about an hour, depending on the size of the area being treated and the number of individual veins being removed. If you have a large number of spider veins and want them all removed, multiple sessions may be needed.

So how does sclerotherapy work to remove my spider veins?

During the procedure, you relax in a comfortable chair or on a table while your New Jersey vascular doctor inserts a tiny needle (smaller than the one used to give you a flu shot) directly into the veins. The process is so painless that most patients don’t even ask for a local anesthetic. The doctor then injects a substance that causes the walls of the vein to collapse and, within a few days, close completely. Over the next couple of weeks, the now-closed veins dissolve and are absorbed into the surrounding tissue, while blood flow is automatically rerouted to healthier veins.

So if this procedure is so easy and painless, why don’t more people do it?

Why indeed. That’s the purpose of this article, to let people know how quickly and easily they can eliminate their spider veins forever and no longer be bothered by them. If you want to find out more about this procedure or one of the top plastic surgery centers in Bergen County, give us a call at 201-693-4847 or go online to get the process started.

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A New Jersey Vascular Doctor Discusses Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) and the Compression Therapy Used to Treat It

When most people hear the term “vein disease,” they think of varicose veins, which, after all, have very visible symptoms. But there is another much more serious and dangerous form of vein disease that has few, if any, visible symptoms. It affects an estimated 900,000 people every year, of whom 100,000 to 300,000 die, often without every knowing they had the disease. The deaths are caused not by DVT itself — which manifests as blood clots forming in the large veins of the leg — but from what happens when those clots travel to the lungs or the brain. There they cause pulmonary embolism or stroke, something a New Jersey vascular doctor knows all to much about…

What New Jersey residents need to know about DVT

The first thing you should know is that except in rare cases, if you have DVT you probably won’t know it unless you have a venous health screening from a New Jersey vascular doctor. For example, here at our New Jersey vein treatment center, we would have to use venous ultrasonography to determine whether blood clots had begun to form in your legs. The bad news is that if we find evidence of blood clots, you have a DVT. But the good news is twofold – first, the tests themselves are fast, non-invasive, and painless, and second, if we do find that you have a DVT, we can easily treat it so that it doesn’t become dangerous.

So how do you treat DVT if you find it?

The answer to this question depends on where they are located and how large they are. If they are below the knee, in many cases we can treat the condition with simple observation, compression therapy and serial venous ultrasounds. The gradient compression stockings we use reduce calf pain and swelling and lower the risk of both leg ulcers and post-thrombotic syndrome, which can cause pain, discoloration, and skin scaling on the affected leg. These compression stockings should be fitted and prescribed professionally. Your New Jersey vascular doctor may also prescribe lifestyle changes such as brisk walking and spending some time each day with your legs elevated.  Serial ultrasounds will ensure that the thrombus is improving and not propagating proximally where it can become dangerous.

If the blood clots are large enough or in a location that creates the possibility of them moving to the lungs or brain, then anticoagulation therapy be needed usually for a 3 month period of time or until the thrombus resolves.

But we’re getting ahead of ourselves – your first step to protect yourself from DVT should be to pick up your phone and schedule a venous health screening, to see whether you have it or are at high risk of developing it. The whole process takes only about an hour, but can literally save your life. Call 201-693-4847 today or go online to schedule your appointment now.

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