Cine actress Lakshmi Manchu and CMD of KIMS Group of Hospitals Dr. B in the walk organized on Necklace Road. Bhaskar Rao attended.
Speaking on the occasion, Dr. Narendranath Meda, HOD and Senior Consultant Vascular & Endovascular Surgeon, KIMS Hospital, and Foot Care Specialist, spoke on the occasion: “Acute Venous Thromboembolism (VTE), including Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT), and
(PE) is the most common preventable cause of in-hospital death, and a source of substantial long-term morbidity. Due to sedentary lifestyle and unhealthy habits among the general population, the cases of DVT are also increasing in the general population.
Refers to a blood clot or thrombus that forms in one or more veins inside a person’s body. It usually develops in the feet. It blocks the blood circulation. The clot may break off and travel through the bloodstream, and thus be fatal.
“Some of the symptoms are swelling, pain, discoloration and abnormally warm skin in the affected area. In most DVT cases, these symptoms are not noticed, treatment is delayed and it leads to death. Most accurate diagnosis of DVT Diagnosis is made along with D dimer evaluation. Venous ultrasound and venography. People with prior DVT, stroke, pregnancy, obesity, undergoing major surgery, people over the age of 65, and traveling or on prolonged periods such as bed rest Those who remain confined have a higher risk of deep-vein thrombosis. Others,” said the doctor.
Men or Women: Who is at Risk for Deep Vein Thrombosis?
Lakshmi Manchu said that women are more likely to get DVT. Specifically, estrogen hormonal therapy and hormonal birth control can increase a person’s chances of developing DVT. From puberty to menopause, women are at highest risk of venous thromboembolism. Even years after menopause, women are more likely to have VTE and DVT. Pregnant women and women taking birth control pills are at risk of DVT.
“I suggest women be more vigilant. Walk a mile a day, and that can greatly reduce the risk. Women walk more for daily household chores. DVT,” she said.
Symptoms of Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
“Swelling in one leg, pain, warmth of the affected area, redness, hard sensation in the vein are some of the symptoms of DVT. It can occur not only in the legs but also in the hands, abdomen and other areas. Some shortness of breath and chest People who are over the age of 60, obese, smokers, and people who have had cancer, heart attacks, and varicose veins are more likely to develop DVT. People traveling more than 3 hours by car, train, or flight are also at risk. This can happen even when doing none of these. Daily walking, elevating the affected leg while sitting, two or three weeks It is always good to use anticoagulants to avoid flight travel. The better,” said Dr. Bollineni Bhaskar Rao.