Deep vein conditions are a group of medical conditions that can affect your deep veins — the larger veins located deep within the muscles. Untreated, deep vein conditions can lead to serious health problems.
Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) – DVT is a condition where a blood clot forms in a deep vein, most commonly in the legs.
Pulmonary Embolism (PE) – PE occurs when a blood clot from DVT breaks loose and travels to the lungs, causing a blockage in the pulmonary artery.
Varicose Veins - Varicose veins are enlarged, twisted veins that appear near the surface of the skin, commonly in the legs. (Spider veins, or telangiectasias, are small, dilated blood vessels that appear near the surface of your skin — especially on the legs. They are not deep vein conditions but can be unsightly and undesirable.)
Chronic Venous Insufficiency (CVI) – CVI is a condition where the veins in the legs have trouble returning blood to the heart effectively.
It's essential to seek medical advice from a vascular specialist if you experience any of these deep vein conditions or have risk factors that may predispose you to them. Early diagnosis and appropriate management can prevent complications and improve your outcomes.