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Can stress cause venous stasis ulcers to worsen?
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Dr. Scott Bolhack
Wound care
5 doctors agree
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Scott Bolhack
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Dr. Craig Schwartz
Phlebology
3 doctors agree
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Craig Schwartz
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