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19 Sep

Leg Ulcers and Varicose Veins

Varicose veins
Varicose veins is a condition developed because of a disease known as Venous Insufficiency. Valves in our body help carry blood to the heart, against gravity. Should this function fail, the blood flows downwards, and accumulates in the veins. This results in increased pressure and causes the veins to bulge and become swollen. This condition occurs often when the blood pools up around the legs, leading to a visibly swollen vein in the calf or thigh. One of the main problems faced by people suffering from venous insufficiency is venous ulcers. When the skin surrounding the areas affected by varicose veins come into contact with external objects, it breaks down. When this skin breaks down, it reveals the flesh underneath. These...
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19 Sep

Risks Associated with Varicose Veins

varicose veins
When the function of the veins to carry blood upwards towards the heart fails, the blood begins to pool in the veins in the legs, causing them to enlarge and become varicose. People most at risk of suffering from varicose veins are pregnant women, elderly people and those suffering from obesity. A visible sign of varicose veins is the bulging veins that have turned bluish purple in color. People suffering from Varicose veins also feel a heaviness in their legs, along with swelling and severe pains. Varicose Veins, although appears to be relatively harmless, must not be left untreated as it may lead to severe repercussions in the worst-case scenario. As time goes by, and the veins are left untreated, some...
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