Housecall has Dr. Garry Ruben, M.D. Vascular Surgeon from Silver Spring, MD.
Dr. Ruben discusses Blood Vessels, specifically Arteries and Veins. Deep Vein Thrombosis or DVT, Varicose Veins, and Leg Artery Disease are some of the issues Dr. Ruben details with Housecall host Dr. David Doman. For further information with Dr. Ruben call 301.681.3900.
Deep vein thrombosis, or DVT, is a blood clot that forms in a vein deep in the body. Most deep vein clots occur in the lower leg or thigh. If the vein swells, the condition is called thrombophlebitis. A deep vein thrombosis can break loose and cause a serious problem in the lung, called a pulmonary embolism.
Varicose veins are swollen, twisted veins that lie just under the skin and usually occur in the legs. Overview. Varicose veins are a common condition caused by weak or damaged vein walls and valves. Varicose veins may form whenever blood pressure increases inside your veins.
Peripheral artery disease (also called peripheral arterial disease) is a common circulatory problem in which narrowed arteries reduce blood flow to your limbs. When you develop peripheral artery disease (PAD), your extremities — usually your legs — don’t receive enough blood flow to keep up with demand.
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