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Varicose Veins increase the risk of DVT by 5 times!

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Varicose veins are NOT just a cosmetic issue. New research shows that people suffering from varicose veins are 5 times more likely to develop a DVT (deep vein thrombosis) which can result in amputation or even death and 2 times more likely to develop a pulmonary embolism which can also be fatal. With so many minimally invasive, non surgical vein treatments available there is no reason to risk your health.

As quoted in the article;

 

  • Varicose veins increase the risk of deep vein thrombosis (DVT) by five times
  • DVT is a clot in the legs, which can lead to amputation or even death 
  • Varicose veins make people twice as likely to develop a pulmonary embolism
  • This is a clot that travels to the lung and can be life-threatening
  • Varicose veins double peripheral artery disease’s risk, which reduces blood flow

Read the full article here more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-5441023/Varicose-veins-warning-sign-deadly-blood-clots.html#ixzz5AAGf11Ce