Thrombosis

Thrombosis

If a clot blocks a blood vessel, this can be dangerous: If the thrombus detaches, it can make its way into the lungs, for example, where it can cause a pulmonary embolism. Find out which symptoms should cause you to suspect thrombosis and how you can effectively prevent a blood clot.

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Thrombosis – what is it?

The term "thrombosis" comes from the Greek and means "coagulation of the blood". When thrombosis occurs, a blood clot (= thrombus) attaches itself to the inside of the vessel wall. This can lead to partial or complete occlusion of the vessel, for example in a deep leg vein. See a doctor right away if you experience any of the following symptoms: Pain, swelling and tightness in the leg as well as red-bluish discolouration of the skin are all signs of possible deep vein thrombosis.

What should you do in the case of leg vein thrombosis? 

Thrombosis in the leg

In general, the risk of developing leg vein thrombosis increases with age, in smokers, in people who are overweight and people who are immobile, as well as after surgeries, during pregnancy and in the puerperium. If you experience any of the mentioned symptoms, contact a doctor as soon as possible. Deep vein thrombosis requires medical attention. But how do you recognize leg vein thrombosis, and which therapeutic measures are effective for treating?

What should you do in the case of leg vein thrombosis?
Medical compression stockings, thrombosis prevention, and stockings for travel

Medical compression stockings, thrombosis prevention, and stockings for travel

Depending on the risk factor and the patient’s individual needs (or the needs of people with healthy veins), medi offers various options for thrombosis prevention and follow-up treatment with compression stockings: when travelling, in hospitals, for vascular patients and for pregnant women. Find out here.

Medical compression stockings