Venous Stasis Ulcers: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment
In this blog, we explore venous stasis ulcers, also known as venous leg ulcers, which are a common and painful medical condition affecting a significant number of individuals worldwide. Chronic venous insufficiency (CVI) is a major cause of these ulcers, accounting for approximately 70% of cases among individuals aged 18–64. These ulcers are often associated with venous disease.
How Do I Know If My Leg Sore Is a Leg Ulcer?
Leg ulcers are open wounds that heal slowly and are often accompanied by pain. Symptoms of these ulcers can include redness, swelling, discharge, an unpleasant odor, a crusty surface, and alterations in the skin's appearance. Neglecting to address an untreated leg ulcer can lead to significant health risks. Learn more.
What to Expect if You Have Chronic Venous Insufficiency
If left untreated, this common condition can progress to deep venous thrombosis, or DVT, and venous ulcers. A venous ulcer is a wound on the leg or ankle caused by damaged veins. Keep reading to learn how to improve your leg health using CEAP classification and early treatment. Read on to learn what CEAP stands for and how to use it to learn more about your vein condition.
Blossoming Bumps and Varicose Veins: A Guide to Pregnancy and Vein Health
Pregnancy is a joyous time filled with exhilarating expectations. However, not all aspects are joyful. Unpleasant side effects of varicose veins often distract from the delight of pregnancy and cause unnecessary discomfort and embarrassment.
What are the Main Causes of Swelling in a Single Leg?
Have you noticed that one of your legs is swollen but not the other? People wonder when to be concerned about lower extremity leg swelling (edema). Many vein diseases provoke swelling, so it is difficult to diagnose without the help of a medical professional. Some of these problems are mild; others are medical emergencies.
Top Four Causes of Leg Ulcers
Leg ulcers can be excruciating and debilitating. But understanding these four common causes can help you get the treatment you need.
What is Venous Eczema? Let a Vein Doctor Explain
Twenty percent of people over age 70 suffer from venous eczema, also known as stasis dermatitis or gravitational eczema. In the article a vein expert, Dr. Mohamed T. Hassan from Center for Vein Restoration explains what exactly the condition is, and what can be done to treat it.
Why You Need an Ultrasound Before Undergoing Venous Insufficiency Treatment
Venous insufficiency is treatable, but your doctor will likely order an ultrasound first. Here’s what you can expect.
What Does the Start of a Venous Ulcer Look Like?
Knowing how to identify the signs of a venous ulcer in its earliest stages gives you the best chance of a speedy cure.