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About Leg Ulcers
Leg ulcers are a common symptom of circulatory problems such as venous insufficiency and arterial disease. These ulcers vary based on the underlying condition and are classified as either venous or arterial. The following guide will help you understand what a leg ulcer is and the differences between these two types.
What are leg ulcers?
A leg ulcer is a patch of skin where the tissue underneath is exposed because the outer layers of skin are gone. Essentially, the skin breaks and allows bacteria and germs to enter the body. Leg ulcers can be either acute or chronic, with the chronic kind lasting more than 4 weeks and often arising from a more complex cause than the acute kind.
Arterial vs. Venous Leg Ulcers
The majority of leg ulcers — about 80 percent — are venous ulcers. About 15 percent are arterial and the rest are caused by a wide variety of other conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis or diabetes. The two types typically have somewhat different causes. Venous ulcers, for example, are often associated with Deep Vein Thrombosis (blood clots), varicose veins, high blood pressure, multiple pregnancies, surgeries, fractures or injuries to the leg, excess weight, age, clotting problems, circulatory issues, and being immobile for extended periods. Arterial ulcers are typically associated with high blood pressure, diabetes, smoking, kidney failure, heart or vascular disease, clotting and circulatory problems, and collagen-vascular disorders.
Symptoms of Venous Leg Ulcers
- Dry and discolored skin, especially around the ankle area
- Infected skin, displaying an open lesion or bacteria growth, caused possibly by chronic venous insufficiency (CVI)
- Varicose veins or spider veins in the areas of infected skin
- Inflammation: causing leg pain, leg swelling, and leg fatigue
Symptoms of Arterial Ulcers
Is leg ulcer treatment covered by insurance?
Venous Ulcer Doctor in Las Vegas
Dr. Sassan Kaveh is a recognized Las Vegas venous ulcer doctor with over 22 years of experience in the field. Dr. Kaveh is specialized in internal medicine practice with certification in endovascular radio frequency ablation.
If you’re looking for venous ulcer treatment in Las Vegas we welcome you to our clinic to learn more. Our goal is to make you feel comfortable in making the right choice about your treatment, and also the doctor who is performing that treatment.
Please contact us today for more information or call 702-233-6661.
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