There are three types of veins in the human body: superficial, subdermal and deep. The deep veins are usually double veins that are located near the arteries, as if accompanying them. Deep vein diseases are very dangerous because in 80% of cases they have no symptoms and can lead to dangerous consequences or even death. Primarily these diseases include varicosity and obstruction of deep veins of the legs.
In 90% of cases this pathology is formed in deep vessels of lower leg. The formation of blood clots can be the result of disturbances of the blood flow or blood coagulability. 13 special substances and enzymes are responsible for the blood coagulation, each of them having an antagonistic anticoagulation substance. It insures healthy, normal blood clotting. Various pathological phenomena and disturbances can cause malfunction of the anticoagulation system:
- Hormonal failures
- Infectious diseases
Blood clots can also form as the result of violation of blood flow caused by vascular pathology of the lower limbs, injuries and operations:
- Congenital and acquired abnormalities of the lower limb veins: first of all, it is varicosity and disturbances of vascular valves performance.
- Surgical interventions and injuries are dangerous because they can damage a vessel and cause the coagulant thromboplastin to get into blood stream, causing the formation of blood clots.
The following categories of people are in the risk group:
- Obese patients
- People over 40-45
- Professional athletes
- People standing at work or having a "sitting" office work.
In 80% of cases thrombosis is unnoticed, especially at the first stages of the disease development. However, if blood clots cause blockage of the veins, patients usually note the following symptoms:
- Heaviness and feeling of expansion
- Edema, swelling
- Glossy or cyanotic skin tone
- The affected limb feels colder than the healthy one
Additional symptom in thrombophlebitis (inflammation of veins) can be the fever up to 39 degrees. In the absence of treatment the blood clot can eventually break free and cause thromboembolism: a life-threatening condition. It happens in 5-15% of cases.
GermanMedicalGroup is an aggregator company that unites more than 150 clinics, hospitals and medical centers in Germany and other European countries. The wide choice of clinics allows GermanMedicalGroup to offer the fullest range of medical services.
The company offers patients suffering from deep vascular diseases of the lower limbs professional treatment in clinics specializing in phlebology and vascular surgery.
Pforzheim Phlebology Center
Pforzheim Phlebology Center has been working in the field of angiology for more than 20 years. During this time thousands of procedures and operations were carried out in the angiology center, including treatment of deep vessels of the lower limbs. The chief physician of the clinic, Dr. Thomas Weiler is one of the leading experts in the field of phlebology and vascular surgery in Germany. The center utilizes innovative trends in vascular treatment, including the Celon and VNUS systems, allowing to treat many vascular diseases in one visit. More Info...
Freiburg Venous Center
Freiburg Venous Center is a top-level phlebology clinic operating since 1981. The center was founded by Michael Hartman MD, phlebologist and plastic surgeon. The venous center is providing a full range of interventions for ambulatory and inpatient treatment of vascular diseases.
Capio Clinic was founded by Dr. Norbert Fringsom, who has been working in the field of phlebology and vascular surgery for 30 years. Dr. Frings is among the top 100 doctors in Germany and is the owner of the Rheinland-Pfalz medal for his contribution to the development of phlebology. Capio Clinic has an excellent reputation among clients: 85% of new patients come to the clinic on the advice of their relatives or friends. More Info...
GermanMedicalGroup organizes the treatment of deep veins of the lower limbs in Germany without intermediaries: you will not need to overpay for medical services. Thanks to close cooperation with Europe's leading institutions, we will organize your treatment quickly and without any bureaucratic maze. GermanMedicalGroup supports patients at all stages of treatment: we will help you with medical visa application, arrange transfer and provide with interpreter services.