New York health this month focuses on developing awareness of Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) risk factors. The New York Vein Treatment Center is running a campaign on the condition that impacts between 300,000 and 600,000 Americans, clotting blood in the veins of the lower extremities. As part of its campaign to enhance New York health vis-à-vis preventing DVT, the Center will be using social media methods such as its Facebook and Twitter pages.
Leading vein doctor at the center, Dr. Lev Khitin pointed out that immobility is one of the main risk factors for the development of DVT. Thus it is important to keep moving to “encourage proper circulation” and thus reduce the risk. While varicose veins are common in both men and women, the latter are more prone to them, especially after pregnancies. There are however, many different treatment options available as well as minimally invasive surgery that lead to excellent results.
Increasing awareness of any kind of condition, illness or disease is the way forward in enhancing health for everyone. The fact that the New York Vein Treatment Center is engaging in this campaign during October could potentially improve New York health.