How Vein Treatments Can Help Heal Your Venous Ulcer
Venous leg ulcers are the most common type of ulcer and are a symptom of progressing Chronic Venous Insufficiency (CVI). CVI involves failing or weakened valves in vein walls. Venous Insufficiency is a progressive condition and, if left untreated, can lead to a number of complications including varicose veins, skin thickening or discoloration, restless legs, aching pain and more. Venous ulcers are difficult to heal as long as the underlying diseased veins remain.
Why Do Venous Ulcers Occur?
When blood can no longer flow upward through the legs properly due to CVI, there is stress and damage to the tissue of the leg. Excess blood and fluid cause the skin to give way resulting in a venous ulcer. The first telling sign of a risk for a venous leg ulcer is discoloration of the skin. This discoloration will usually appear on the lower leg near the ankle. The affected skin will appear dark maroon or purple, and the skin may become dry, thick or itchy. This makes the skin more prone to lacerations and wounds that can developed into venous ulcers.
The Risk Factors of Venous Ulcers
The risk factors associated with Chronic Venous Insufficiency and resulting venous ulcers include: age, history of blood clots or deep vein thrombosis(DVT), occupations that require standing or sitting for long periods of time, a sedentary lifestyle, high blood pressure, pregnancy, hormonal and increasing age or immobility.Also, previous surgery to the leg, such as a hip replacement or knee replacement, which can prevent you from moving about can be a fator. You can reduce the aches, pain and severity of CVI symptoms by elevating your legs when possible and with the use of compression stockings. However, symptoms will gradually worsen until the underlying venous issue is addressed. Even with intense wound care, patients will often experience reoccurring ulcerations due to the poor circulation. Once the inefficient veins are eliminated, healthy circulation resumes and symptoms will begin to heal.
What You Can Do To
It’s recommended that if you have any of the signs or symptoms of CVI or a forming venous ulcer that you seek a specialist’s opinion. By seeking treatment, you can stop your ulcer from progressing or prevent one from occurring. A physician will also be able to treat possible infection as well as clean and dress the wound.
Alpha Vein Clinic is one of the most reputable vein clinics in Las Vegas. Our physician, Dr. Sassan Kaveh has many years of experience in the diagnosis and successful treatment of venous leg ulcers, venous insufficiency and other related conditions. He has successfully treated many patients with the latest minimally invasive in-office procedures. Alpha Vein Clinic offers the Radio Frequency Ablation and ClariVein procedures at our conveniently located office. Most medical insurance plans recognize CVI as a progressive disease and cover all or part of the cost of treatment. You don’t have to live with your painful venous ulcer. Contact our caring staff at 702-430- 7661 to schedule an evaluation of your symptoms and get on your way to healing and better leg vein health!
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