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Stasis Ulcer.
My question is this: What causes a stasis ulcer to form and how can you prevent them from occurring repeatedly?
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Hi there! Stasis  ulcers are seen in areas where there is sluggish blood supply and decreased venous return .They are usually seen below the knee ,mostly  found on the inner part of the leg, just above the ankle. Venous ulcers are usually irregularly shaped, red in color covered with yellow fibrous tissue. If the ulcer is infected there may be green or yellow discharge. Overweight people, people with varicose veins, history of blood clots in superficial or deep veins of the legs, or even with history of any minor trauma to the leg are at risk of developing venous or stasis ulcers. Treatment involves procedures to reduce leg swelling, special wound dressing, medication for dermatitis or any infection if present, compression to prevent ulcer recurrence and pentoxiphylline to aid healing. Controlling risk factors can prevent recurrence. Losing weight if you are overweight, quit smoking, control your blood cholesterol and blood sugar if high and a controlled blood pressure can help.
Take care and good luck!
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