Could You Have DVT? Find Out
Between 60,000 to 100,000 people die every year of a deadly medical condition known as deep vein thrombosis.
Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is a blood clot that forms and lodges deep in a vein, typically inside the calf or thigh muscle. These clots can break off and make their way through the bloodstream to the lungs, which results in a pulmonary embolism. For anyone with even the most limited medical knowledge, these frightening buzzwords should sound the alarm.
Considering that sudden death is the first symptom for 25 percent of the people who suffer from pulmonary embolisms linked to DVT, there definitely is cause for alarm.