What is the Cause?
It all goes back to circulation. Venous ulcerations begin when there is an increase in the blood pressure of your lower legs. The added pressure in your leg veins is caused from blood collecting in your smaller veins. This can come from a blood clot, varicose veins, or damaged vein valves. Gravity causes the blood to flow back down your legs and creates pools of blood that add pressure. The pressure can be enough to make fluid ooze out of the veins that are right beneath your skin. This creates swelling and thickening then ultimately causes damage to your skin. On the surface, the damaged skin can then break down and an ulcer is formed.
What about Treatment?
When it comes to venous ulcerations, there isn’t a one treatment fits all approach. Your treatment is going to be specific and based on the issues within your legs. Sometimes the ulcer can be healed with a bit of rest mixed with good washing, clean dressings and keeping your leg elevated for a few 30-minute intervals each day. A compression bandage might even be added to increase the healing. Sometimes the treatment can be more extensive. For instance, if faulty vein valves are the cause of your ulcers, then you will need to have your veins treated. In extreme cases, detailed imaging might need to be done in order to create a detailed map of the circulatory system in your legs.
Advanced Vein Therapy
We understand veins at Advanced Vein Therapy. Our goal is to provide you with compassionate, professional care. We provide a variety of treatments that can help with venous leg ulcerations and varicose veins. Left untreated, venous diseases can bring pain, reduce your activity level, and can hamper your lifestyle. With the help of Advanced Vein Therapy and modern vein disease treatments, you can beat vein disease.