What are venous leg ulcers

What are venous leg ulcers

A venous leg ulcer is one of the most common types of wound in the leg. These tend to persist and donot heal until the underlying venous disease is managed by one way or the other. This ulcer discolours the affected area and the skin around the ulcer becomes hardened. The open lesion may also produce a discharge with foul smell. People over the age of 65, have more chances of developing venous leg ulcer. If venous leg ulcers are left untreated, it can develop into more severe issues. The most common reason for venous ulcers is untreated varicose veins....

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Getting rid of varicose veins treatments that work

Getting rid of varicose veins treatments that work

Varicose veins refer to enlarged, swollen and twisted veins that occur when the valves in veins allow blood to flow in the wrong direction or pooling of blood in the leg. The varicose veins appear bulging and blue or purple on the surface of the skin. This disease is very disturbing – mentally and physically for the patient and often, patients are desperate to get rid of the varicose veins. Here in this article, we will discuss- Different types of varicose veins treatments Tips for recovering post-surgery. What kind of precautions should be taken after the surgery? It is essential...

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Deep vein thrombosis and post thrombotic syndrome

Deep vein thrombosis and post thrombotic syndrome

Most of the common people are not aware of deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and post thrombotic syndrome(PTS). Let alone the general public, Many health care providers are also not aware of their implications and their treatment. Although this is a very common problem, many patients keep on living with them due to lack of guidance regarding their treatment. In this article, you’ll get to know all the details regarding- Deep vein thrombosis – its causes, symptoms, preventive measures and treatment options. Post-Thrombotic Syndrome – its causes, symptoms, preventive measures and treatment options. Table of Contents Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)What is...

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Compression Therapy an often ignored but important treatment modality

Compression Therapy an often ignored but important treatment modality

There are numerous ways to treat Venous disorders. One of the most common among them is Compression Therapy. Many of you may not be aware of what compression therapy is? What are the benefits of compression therapy? In this article, you will get to know all that pertains to compression therapy. Table of Contents About Compression Therapy?Important practical points for patients when choosing compression treatmentWhat is chronic venous disease?Symptoms of Chronic Venous DiseaseRisk factors of chronic venous diseaseBenefits of compression therapyIndications for compression therapyCompression therapy types Compression bandagesTypes of compression bandagesCompression hosiery Anti-embolism Stockings / TED stockings (Thromboembolic deterrant)How does...

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Valves and their importance Treatment of varicose veins

Valves and their importance Treatment of varicose veins

Veins play an essential role in the body. Veins carry blood from the legs to the heart. Valves in veins are a flap-like structure that regulates and maintains the direction of the blood flow throughout the body. The valves’ main job is to keep the blood moving in the correct path that is towards the heart and stop the blood from flowing in the opposite direction. Table of Contents Damaged veins valves How do I know that my valves are damaged?Signs & symptoms:What is the treatment?Non-Surgical Treatment Venaseal Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA) Sclerotherapy Endovenous Laser Treatment (EVLT)AngioplastySuperficial Venous SurgeryHow to manage varicose...

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When to worry about varicose veins?

When to worry about varicose veins?

Varicose veins are not such a life-threatening or dangerous issue, but if it is left as such without any treatment, further, it could lead to more severe conditions. A mild variation of varicose veins is not a thing to worry about. Usually, varicose veins don’t show any symptoms at first, but if the symptoms are shown, that means it’s time to visit a doctor. Most patients with varicose veins have seen appearing bulging veins on the legs. They haven’t experienced any symptoms, while few patients with varicose veins experience unusual discomfort and other symptoms. So such patients remain in a...

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Why do my legs feel heavy and tired?

Why do my legs feel heavy and tired?

Overview Feeling heavy and tired legs after walking a lot or after a workout is expected and is normal. However, if your legs are feeling heavy, stuffed, tired, hard to lift, or drag for no apparent reason, it could be a sign of some issue related to your veins. The feeling of heaviness and tired legs can be due to a variety of conditions. So, firstly we need to identify the common signs & symptoms, and then secondly, we need to find the underlying causes. Table of Contents Common signs & symptoms Possible causes Signs and symptoms  Risk factorsSigns and...

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5 signs that it’s time to treat your varicose veins

5 signs that it’s time to treat your varicose veins

Varicose veins are quite a common problem. Varicose veins can develop at any age. Most commonly, people consider varicose veins as a cosmetic issue but, it could be more than this. A long term varicose veins or untreated varicose can lead to severe medical conditions, and sometimes, untreated veins can be life-threatening. Varicose veins can occur in any part of the body, but most often it occurs in the legs or thighs veins. Studies say that 50% of Americans and 7% of India’s youth suffer from varicose veins, most of which are women. Women are more prone to have this...

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How do I know I need to see a vascular surgeon

How do I know I need to see a vascular surgeon

Many people are out there who don’t know what vascular surgeons are and what they do? So, let’s start with the introduction first. Table of Contents What is a Vascular Surgeon?How do I know I need to see a vascular surgeon?Indications not to ignore:Common Vascular DiseasesPeripheral arterial disease / GangreneSigns and SymptomsDiabetic footSigns and symptomsVaricose veins / spider veinsSigns & Symptoms Venous leg ulcerSigns & Symptoms Deep Veins Thrombosis (DVT)Signs & Symptoms AV Fistula and permcath (dialysis related operations)Mesenteric ischemiaSigns and symptomsAneurysmSigns & Symptoms Carotid artery diseaseSigns and symptomsPulmonary Embolisms Signs & Symptoms Pelvic Congestion Syndrome (PCS)Signs & Symptoms Is...

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Why are varicose veins dangerous

Why are varicose veins dangerous

Varicose veins is a very common vascular disease but many people are not aware of this. So, Want to know why are varicose veins dangerous and how to cure it? Varicose vein is a disease related to blood vessels which carry blood back from the leg to the heart. It can occur on any vein of the body but mostly occur in the veins of the legs and thighs. It is common in both males and females but women are more prone to this disease as compared to men. It may run in families. Table of Contents Symptoms of varicose...

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