Causes and Risk Factors of Venous Ulcers
Venous ulcers, the most severe form of venous insufficiency, involve both the deep and superficial vein systems, including perforator veins. Severe ulceration results from the inability of the legs’ blood vessels to force blood upwards to the heart (venous reflux) and high pressure in the legs’ veins (venous hypertension), resulting in changes in the microcirculation of the skin.
Possible risk factors for venous ulcers can include:
- A family history of varicose veins
- Sedentary occupations
- A sustained history of blood clotting
At The Vein Clinic, our caring and expertly trained professionals provide every method available for the treatment and closure of venous ulcers. We proudly serve the communities in and surrounding Salt Lake County and Utah County, UT.