Varicose veins can have a variety of undesirable side effects. In some cases, they can lead to ulcers in the skin surrounding the veins. If you have recently discovered any changes in the color or texture of your skin, then you might be experiencing venous ulcers.
CAUSES AND SYMPTOMS
Venous ulcers are an uncommon, but serious consequence of untreated varicose veins. The greater pressure in your veins begins to limit blood flow to the surrounding, causing them to slowly die. If left unattended, an open wound can develop at the site of the affected vein.
While most patients with varicose veins are not likely to develop ulcers, some people with varicose veins or another form of chronic venous insufficiency are at a higher risk. Some established risk factors include obesity, old age, pregnancy, smoking, a prior injury in the leg such as a torn muscle or broken bone, a history of blood clots, and a family history of chronic venous insufficiency.
Treatment For Pressure
Dr. Bacha treats varicose veins of the legs with minimally invasive endovenous laser therapy (EVLT). Moreover, during this quick in-office procedure, he destroys problematic veins using ultrasound guidance, a catheter, and a laser fiber.
Treatment For Ulcers
Dr. Bacha usually recommends compression therapy along with sterile rile dressing if we are dealing with venous stasis. At Lexington Vein Institute, we use a combination of the newest technology to identify the root causes of venous stasis ulcers. Our technology includes the use of laser treatment, Sclerotherapy, and Varithena. In addition, Dr. Bacha might recommend taking antibiotics if the ulcers are infected. In most circumstances, venous leg ulcers heal within a week of restoring normal venous pressure and closure of incompetent veins that surround the ulcer.
Dr. Bacha has helped several patients in the Lexington and surrounding area to heal wounds that have been difficult to treat.
LEG ULCERS SPECIALIST IN LEXINGTON, KY
Sores on your legs that don’t seem to heal on their own may need intervention from a trained phlebologist like Fadi Bacha, MD. A trusted vein specialist, Dr. Bacha in fact can quicken your recovery at Lexington Vein Institute in Lexington, Kentucky. In addition, Dr. Bacha offers endovenous laser therapy (EVLT) to destroy bad leg veins and help ulcers heal.