Address Deep Vein Thrombosis & Thrombophlebitis with Compression Therapy in Goldsboro, NC
Blood clots may seem like a mystery condition sometimes — but receiving treatment for vein issues can be an easy way to good vein health. You may develop blood clots through a variety of vein conditions. Two of the most common vein diseases that we see at Wayne Health Vascular & Vein Center include the following in Goldsboro, NC:
- Thrombophlebitis. This is a condition that results in poor circulation, particularly when a blood clot has significantly slowed blood flow in your leg. The affected vein then becomes irritated, potentially leading to infection or even tissue damage. Blood clots can also break away from the vein they originated in and reach the lungs, which can be potentially fatal. Thrombophlebitis can be caused by varicose veins.
- Deep vein thrombosis. Also known as DVT, this is in reference to a blood clot that forms within your deep leg veins. This can also break loose and travel to your lungs, which can be fatal.
If you are diagnosed with either vein condition at Wayne Vascular & Vein, Dr. Albrecht may recommend compression therapy as part of your vein treatment plan. In addition, newly diagnosed DVT may require treatment with blood thinner medication and, in some situations, a blood clot dissolving catheter procedure called thrombolysis.
How Compression Therapy at Wayne Vascular & Vein Works
Compression therapy generally refers to compression stockings. Our Goldsboro compression stockings are typically recommended to patients with vein diseases, such as varicose veins, to help regulate blood flow. Compression stockings are able to do this by gently squeezing your legs, which guides veins through healthy blood flow patterns.
At Wayne Vascular & Vein, we will walk you through the sizing process to ensure that you have the right fit — that is, one that is tight but not overly so. In the event that your vein disorder is not made better by compression therapy in Goldsboro, you may be a candidate for other vein treatments, such as sclerotherapy or a phlebectomy.
For non-invasive vein treatments you can trust, come to Wayne Vascular & Vein in Goldsboro. To learn more about how compression therapy works or if it’s the right option for you, visit our contact page or schedule an appointment with Dr. Albrecht by calling 919-587-3333.
Wayne Health Vascular & Vein Center offers several ways you can improve unsightly veins, including compression therapy, for patients in Goldsboro, NC and beyond.