Varicose Ulcers
September 23, 2020
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If you have longstanding edema or fluid retention in the legs and ankles you are at increased risk for cellulitis and ulceration. Pregnancy can lead to Varicose veins also. 


-swollen legs

- itchy legs

-varicose veins may or may not be visible

-tired legs 

-purple or rusty colored patches or discolorations 

-drainage from legs


Prevention of venous ulcers:

-Avoid standing in one place or sitting in one place for long periods of time


-wear well fitting compressions stockings

-elevate your feet whenever possible (heels above your hip) 

-avoid weight gain

- do not smoke

If you are experiencing any of these symptoms or think that you may have varicose veins please come into see us. 

An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of Cure!


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