Homeopathic_doctor_chandigarh_Phlebothrombosis“Thrombo” means clot, and “phlebitis” means swelling.
Inflammation of the vein due to blood clot is known as Thrombophlebitis; it is usually seen in extremities especially on one leg. It can occur majorly due trauma, accident or circulatory system defect. It is presented as swelling, irritation and even hard to touch where there is blocked vein in leg.

In most of the cases the shallow leg veins begins to resolve by themselves in week or two, in very rare cases it leads to infection and tissue damage from the loss of healthy circulation.

Classification of Thrombophlebitis/Phlebitis

• Deep vein thrombosis: It affects deeper veins and larger veins. A red, engorged, cordlike vein, associated with localized swelling, pain or tenderness.

• Superficial thrombophlebitis: It affects veins that are near the skin surface. There is generalized swelling, warmth and redness in the affected part, distension of superficial veins, cyanosis of toes and limbs it can some be associate d with fever and chills.

Age/Sex prevalence of Thrombophlebitis/Phlebitis

Thrombophlebitis is more common before age of 30 years. Both genders are equally affected.

Races affected by Thrombophlebitis/Phlebitis

No particular group is known get affected by thrombophlebitis, people of all races are equally affected.

Causes of Thrombophlebitis/Phlebitis

• Family history
• Hormone therapy
• Protein C or S deficiency
• Smoking
• Alcoholism
• Enforced stasis
• Pregnancy
• Hemorrhoids
• Migratory thrombophlebitis
• Local trauma
• Taking contraceptive pills
• Similar prior episodes
• Varicose veins
• An Injury to vein
• Obese
• Older than 60 years
• Prolonged traveling

Thrombophlebitis/Phlebitis Signs and Symptoms

• Inflammation on affected body parts
• Pain in affected body parts
• Redness of skin
• Part tender and warm to touch
• Flexing causes pain
• Swollen foot, especially only one side

Investigations of Thrombophlebitis/Phlebitis

• Complete case history
• Clinical examination
• Blood coagulation study
• Doppler ultrasound
• Venography
• X-ray
• Ultrasound
• CT or MRI scans

Treatment of Thrombophlebitis/Phlebitis

• Analgesics
• Antibiotics
• Anticoagulants
• Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs
• Thrombolytics to dissolve an existing clot
• Support stockings
• Bed rest and elevation of limbs
• Surgery

Prognosis of Thrombophlebitis/Phlebitis

Prognosis of thrombophlebitis is good and it responds well after prompt treatment.

Complications of Thrombophlebitis/Phlebitis

• Deep vein thrombosis
• Pulmonary embolism
• Chronic pain
• Swelling in legs
• Heart attack
• Stroke
• Skin discoloration
• Blocked veins

Differential diagnosis of Thrombophlebitis/Phlebitis

• Cellulitis
• Deep vein thromnosis
• Lymphangitis
• Neuritis
• Baker cyst
• Chronic venous insufficiency
• Hematoma
• Varicosities
• Septic thrombophlenitis

Diet/management of Thrombophlebitis/Phlebitis

• Yoga and meditation for better living
• Wear lose and comfortable cloths
• Manage weight if overweight
• Quite smoking
• Avoid alcohol
• Use hot application on affected parts several times a day
• Routine change of intravenous lines helps in preventing thrombophlebitis
• Avoid long car or air travelling or stretch in between  while travelling
• Drink plenty of liquids
• Walk regularly for 30 mints
• Elevate legs
• Eat a well balance diet
• Add food rich in vitamin K to diet

Homeopathic treatment for Thrombophlebitis/Phlebitis

Aseculus hippocastanum:
• Vein disturbances  with developments of varicose veins and hemorrhoids
• Bone swollen and painful
• Hemorrhoids with constipation and lumbar pain

Arnica Montana:
• Phlebitis from trauma
• Bruising and bruised feeling
• Helps in dissolving blood clots

• Acute phlebitis
• Sudden onset of inflammation with redness
• Patient sensitive to motion

Bothrops lanciolatus:
• Muscular tissue filled with black blood
• Numbness, swollen veins
• Gangrene and gangrenous ulcer
• Swelling and heaviness
• Helps dissolving blood clots

Hamamelis virginiana:
• Painful thrombophlebitis, worse on movement
• Varicose veins and dark blue coloring
• Tendency to recurring inflammation
• Vein fragility; body feels as if beaten up

• Acute thrombophlebitis with typical inflammatory signs
• Pain sensitivity with intolerance to warmth
• Stronger inflammation with bluish skin
• Indicated remedy for dissolving blood clots
•  Good for problems that are left sided

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