Can leg ulcers cause other health problems?
Aside from being painful and a cosmetic issue, leg ulcers can lead to other, more serious heath conditions including:
Varicose veins are caused when the valves in our veins weaken and allow blood to flow backwards and pool, creating high pressure and making them enlarge. Subsequently, they are often blue or purple in colour and can be lumpy, twisted or bulging in appearance. Varicose veins can cause heavy and restless legs and feet, as well as pain, itching and dry skin. Click here for more information about this condition and how we can help.