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.
- itchy legs
-varicose veins may or may not be visible
-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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