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can stress cause venous stasis ulcers to worsen?

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Dr. Scott Bolhack
34 years experience Wound care
Stress Veins: Not specifically. Stress is never a helpful thing--we do not recommend stress to help cure our patients no matter what the disease may be. Venous stasis ulcers will worsen if the underlying pathology, increased pressure of the veins, is not addressed nor treated appropriately. Other causes of worsening ulcers can include an infectious etiology also.
Answered on Sep 7, 2016
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Dr. Craig Schwartz
33 years experience Phlebology
No: Obviously, stress is never a good thing for the body as a whole, and can certainly make the healing process or recovery more difficult in any illness or injury, but in and of itself, it does not worsen stasis ulcers. These are specifically related to abnormal venous flow and the build up of venous pressure in the limbs.
Answered on Nov 27, 2017
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Dr. John Landi
46 years experience Phlebology
Stress/venous ulcer: There is no relationship between stress and venous ulcers. Stress is related to duodenal ulcers.
Answered on Nov 7, 2018

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