Venous Stasis Ulcers

Venous Stasis Ulcers or Varicose ulcers are caused when the venous valves malfunction and cause an increase in pressure in the veins. This condition generally occurs in the lower leg. The veins carry deoxygenated blood from the body back to the heart. The veins operate at a minimum pressure and any kind of malfunction in the pressure results in blood entering the subcutaneous tissue which in turn leads to edema. The final outcome of this condition is the formation of venous stasis ulcers and in some cases the necrosis of the skin and the underlying tissue. Treatment of this condition includes covering existing ulcers with dressings and using anti-septic solutions to stop any kind of infection from affecting it. At Shop Wound Care, we have a wide range of products from top selling brands such as Medline, Smith & Nephew, Dumex/Derma, etc. that help in treating as well as preventing venous stasis ulcers.

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Symptoms of Venous Stasis Ulcers

  • At the beginning of the condition, the skin might begin to scale and become a bit flaky. 

  • Slowly the skin loses its color and turns red and yellowish in color. 

  • As and when the tissue gets even more damaged the skin becomes purplish in color and begins tearing. 

  • The ulcer will now be seen ripely on the skin. 

  • Pain and inflammation are common with venous stasis ulcers.

Risk Factors associated with Varicose Ulcers

  • Diabetes 
  • Pregnancy 
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis
  • Obesity 
  • Congestive Heart Diseases
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease