“While seeking treatment for my varicose veins, my vein specialist also found a DVT blood clot in my leg. Thank goodness I decided to seek help from the experts in vein care. It changed my life.”
When Tony came to see us, he was concerned about his varicose veins, leg swelling, pain, and discomfort. During his evaluation, we also discovered Deep Vein Thrombosis — a DVT blood clot — in one of his legs. If Tony had waited much longer, the clot may have come loose and traveled to his lungs, causing a potentially life threatening Pulmonary Embolism (PE).
Tony Talks About the Discovery of His DVT Blood Clot
For Over 20 Years, Tony Has Been On His Feet
Tony has worked in several high-risk careers for developing venous disease. As a military veteran, a restaurant manager, and a teacher, he has been on his feet working all day, every day, for decades. The work took a toll on his veins and legs, leading to varicose veins, leg swelling, and a DVT blood clot.
Standing All Day is Bad For Your Health
You’ve likely heard that “sitting is the new smoking,” which is true. But standing all day long is not good for your health either. Standing all day, without taking precautions, puts an additional strain on your legs and veins. The vein walls can weaken as they struggle against gravity to move blood flow back up to your heart. Over time, the blood pools, causing:
- bulging, enlarged veins
- pain, heaviness, and fatigue
For Tony, decades of hard work in three high-risk jobs for leg health, increased his likelihood of varicose veins and DVT.
If you are a teacher, coach, restaurant worker, or in the military, take note!