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What Causes Blood Clots in Legs?

By August 1, 2023December 15th, 2023Vascular

Blood Clots and Vascular Disease

Blood clots are clumps of blood that have gone from liquid to solid or partially solid. They form when the different components of the blood — platelets, cells and proteins — stick onto each other. Clotting blood can be helpful in areas of the body where a person has a cut or scratch, and it helps stop the blood from continuously coming out. However, when blood clots develop inside blood vessels, this can spell trouble. They can be painful and can be life threatening if left untreated by a medical professional or specialist. Certain factors make people more likely to have blood clots in their legs. To learn if vascular issues put you at a higher risk, keep reading below. 

What are some examples of vascular issues? 

  • Carotid artery disease. 
  • Peripheral artery disease. 
  • Varicose veins. 
  • Atherosclerosis. 

Are you more likely to get blood clots in your legs if you have a vascular issue? 

This question is more complicated than it might seem. The answer is yes and no. Some vascular conditions are more likely to cause blood clots in the legs, like slow blood flow to the legs. Other vascular issues are more likely to indicate that you could have a higher risk of developing blood clots in the legs but aren’t necessarily the cause of them. 

Contact United Vein & Vascular Centers for your vein condition 

You don’t have to continue worrying about symptoms of vein conditions that are making your life more difficult. Our vein specialists at United Vein & Vascular Centers are here to help you. Each of our team members understands the uncertainty and discomfort that vein problems can lead to, and that’s why they’re committed to helping you better understand your condition, your symptoms and the options you can use to address them.  

Our specialists can also help you find the most effective treatment option for your vein condition and include it in a comprehensive treatment plan that’s designed to:  

  • Reduce your symptoms. 
  • Improve your ability to walk and perform other normal daily tasks.  
  • Increase your overall quality of life.  

Contact us today to learn more about your vein condition and the ways it can be treated or to set up an initial appointment.