In appropriate or malfunctioning of the venous valves is the major cause of Venous Ulcer. These tend to occur on the legs are a kind of slightly protruding growths. Symptoms include pain swelling in the legs, which is accompanied with lot of itching on that leg, rashes, hardened skin around the ulcer and other similar symptoms that make walking and sitting troublesome.
HOW IS VENOUS ULCER DIAGNOSED?
A general physician would examine the ulcer and do a tissue test if needed to rule out some other risks.
HOW IS VENOUS ULCER TREATED?
Treatment options for venous ulcers include conservative management, mechanical treatment, medications, and surgical options (Table 2).1,2,7,10,19,22–44 In general, the goals of treatment are to reduce edema, improve ulcer healing, and prevent recurrence. Although numerous treatment methods are available, they have variable effectiveness and limited data to support their use.
DID YOU KNOW?
Being overweight and obese leads to poor circulation, which remains to be a primary cause of this problem.