Deep Vein Thrombosis
Deep vein thrombosis is a condition that causes a blood clot, also known as a thrombus, to develop within a deep vein. Although this condition is highly treatable, it can cause serious complications if not managed right away. For example, a blood clot can become loose and lodge in the lungs, causing a pulmonary embolism. To prevent such a complication, patients should seek treatment for this condition. This may include blood thinners, clotbusters, vena cava filters, and compression stockings.