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Dr. Scott Bolhack
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Leg Ulcers (Overview)

Leg ulcers is a common term for when blood pools in the superficial veins of the legs leading to compression and inflammation of the skin. This damage to the skin causes the skin to breakdown and hence a wound or ulcer occurs.


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Does anyone know the best way to treat leg ulcers?

Does anyone know the best way to treat leg ulcers?

Yes: Prevention is always best! accurate diagnosis is critical. Venous stasis -post phlebitic syndrome is cause of a large number. Cure is possible but management and stabilizing is most common. Vascular surgeons are the usual specialists. ...Read more

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Dr. Scott Bolhack
96 doctors shared insights

Leg Ulcers (Overview)

Leg ulcers is a common term for when blood pools in the superficial veins of the legs leading to compression and inflammation of the skin. This damage to the skin causes the skin to breakdown and hence a wound or ulcer occurs.


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What are the symptoms of leg ulcers?

What are the symptoms of leg ulcers?

Open wound: When you have an leg ulcer there is a breakdown of the skin and an open wound forms. This could be painful, draining and even infected. If you have any concerns you should see a vascular specialist for further evaluation. ...Read more

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I am looking for a specialist who knows anything about gravitational leg ulcers and how to treat them or cure them?

I am looking for a specialist who knows anything about gravitational leg ulcers and how to treat them or cure them?

Wound Clinic: Look for a wound clinic where these type of ulcers are treated routinely. Wound clinics are typically multispecialty and you can get the input of doctors from different specialties on your particular case. Ask you local hospital for help in finding one. ...Read more

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Living with Ulcerative Colitis (Checklist)

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Any advice welcome treating leg ulcers with manuka honey?

Leg ulcers: Manuka honey is just one of 4000+ products that are available to treat wounds. No one product is the end all in wound care. It can be effective in certain wounds when other products have not worked or when a wound stalls in the healing process. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for leg ulcers?

What is the best treatment for leg ulcers?

Depends on type: Leg ulcers may be caused by arterial disease or they are often caused by chronic venous insufficiency which is a problem that causes to much pressure to be in the veins near the skin. These ulcers are generally on the ankle mostly on the inside of the leg. The skin is ofter brown in that area. A venous specialist can diagnose and treat this condition. Our cure rate with venous ulcers is 97%. ...Read more

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Managing Restless Leg Syndrome (Checklist)

See a vein specialist
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Check cholesterol medications
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Have a venous ultrasound to check for reflux
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What are good treatments for leg ulcers?

What are good treatments for leg ulcers?

See vein specialist: Leg ulcers are often caused by chronic venous insufficiency which is a problem that causes to much pressure to be in the veins near the skin. A venous specialist can diagnose and treat this condition. Our cure rate with venous ulcers is 97%. ...Read more

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Ulceration (Definition)

An ulcer is a discontinuity or a break in a bodily membrane that impedes the organ of which that membrane is a part from continuing its normal functions. Ulcers are further classified by their location, for example; ...Read more


Dr. Scott Bolhack
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Ulcer (Definition)

Ulcer is the medical term for erosion of a normal barrier (the lining on top) exposing the surface that is normally beneath this barrier. Ulcers can occurs at sites like the skin, the ...Read more