Venous Ulcers are wounds that occur as a result of improper functioning of venous valves, mostly of the legs. Some of the common signs of Venous Ulcer include leg swelling, itching, leg pain and shallow sore with a red base.
HOW IS VENOUS ULCER DIAGNOSED?
The health care provider will look for signs of infection, such as:
• Redness, increased warmth, or swelling around the wound
• Extra drainage
• Fever or chills
• Increased pain
HOW IS VENOUS ULCER TREATED?
As an initial stage of treatment compression therapy and pentoxifylline are given. Surgery includes:
1. Skin Grafting and artificial skin
3. Foam Sclerotherapy
DID YOU KNOW?
Being overweight and obese leads to poor circulation, which remains to be a primary cause of this problem.