Leg Vein Health

Deep vein thrombosis

Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is a potentially life-threatening condition that occurs when a blood clot forms in a deep vein, often in the leg. Learn more about how DVT can result in a potentially fatal pulmonary embolism and the condition known as venous thromboembolism.

Leg pain signals deadly blood clot

Many people are dying of dangerous blood clots that can masquerade as simple leg pain, according to a new campaign urging patients and doctors to recognise the emergency in time.

Cabin air linked to DVT

Low cabin air pressure and poor oxygenation enhance the risk of deep-vein thrombosis (DVT), a study says.

Travelling increases thrombosis risk

Travelling long distances in cars and planes could put you at risk for deep vein thrombosis – potentially deadly blood clots in the deep veins of the lower legs and thighs.

DVT a danger during travel

Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) - blood clots in the leg - is a serious condition. People with DVT are given blood thinners to prevent a fatal pulmonary embolism.

Computer bofs run DVT risk

People who spend long hours sitting in front of a computer screen risk developing life-threatening blood clots, medical researchers warn.

In-flight fitness

Movement and simple exercises can help prevent the discomfort and may thwart more serious problems, such as deep-vein thrombosis when you're on a plane.

Danger lurking in your veins

Staying put during those long-haul flights may be more than just uncomfortable it may have ill effects on your health, and could even kill you.

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Dr. Riaz Motara is a specialist physician and cardiologist. He has an interest in preventative cardiology. He runs Veinsculpt, the first and only comprehensive vein clinic in South Africa, using endo-venous laser ablation as the treatment of choice.He also operates the only Women's Heart Clinic in South Africa.

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