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DVT in Urdu

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Summary about DVT in English

A DVT or deep vein thrombosis occurs when a blood clot forms deep within a vein. The majority of deep vein clots form in the lower leg or thigh. This condition is known as thrombophlebitis when the vein swells. A deep vein thrombosis can rupture and produce a dangerous lung condition known as a pulmonary embolism.

DVT Facts and Figures

The findings of research published in the Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association state that Asian countries, including Pakistan, have a significant DVT prevalence and mortality rate. DVT is common in older adults as cases in people more than 45 years old are increasing. Listed below are some of the DVT facts and figures:

Prevalence of DVT Worldwideapproximately 1 per 1000 adults annually
Common inOlder Adults 
At-Risk GenderMales
Average Age for Diagnosis45 years 
Problems related to DVTPulmonary embolism (PE), chronic venous insufficiency, post-thrombotic syndrome
Specialists Who Treat DVTHematologists


Symptoms of DVT

DVT symptoms and signs may include:

  • Swelling in one leg or rarely in both legs
  • Pain in the leg that starts in from the calf
  • cramping or soreness in the leg
  • Redness or discolored leg skin
  • Feeling warmth in the leg

Causes of DVT

A blood clot can be caused by anything that hinders your blood from flowing or clotting normally. The most common causes of DVT include:

  • Damage to the vein due to surgery or trauma
  • Inflammation due to injury or infection

Preventive Measures of DVT

Deep vein thrombosis preventative measures include the following:

  • Do not sit still: If you've undergone surgery or have been on bed rest for any reason, try to do some walking. Also, avoid crossing your legs, which can restrict blood flow. And if you're driving a long distance, take a break every hour and walk around.
  • Quit smoking: Smoking increases your risk of DVT.
  • Exercise and maintain a healthy weight: Obesity increases the risk of DVT. Blood clots can be prevented with regular exercise, which is especially essential for those who sit a lot or travel a lot.

DVT Treatment

The treatment for DVT includes:

  • Blood thinners
  • Clot buster drugs
  • Compression stockings