Today we will try to comprehensively consider these issues and talk about this unpleasant pathology in an accessible language.
Trophic ulcer - what is it?
If varicose veins, venous pathologies and other similar diseases are not treated or treated incorrectly, then complications can be earned, one of which is a trophic ulcer. Even a small scratch, injury or insect bite can be enough to severely damage the skin. Due to stagnation of blood, improper blood supply and insufficient nutrition of this area, the damage does not heal, but progresses, deepens. From a slight itching and edema, a trophic ulcer can gradually reach damage to the bone and joint, leading to amputation, and even to tissue degeneration and the development of cancer. Of course, the process of treating trophic ulcers should not be postponed, and the approach to treatment itself should be comprehensive and professional.
Most often, trophic ulcers occur on the legs, or rather, on the legs and feet. The dead tissue of the damaged area is exfoliated, rejected, necrosis progresses, and the wound looks more and more frightening. Moreover, trophic pathology is not a disease, but just a symptom of other, more serious diseases. Thinned skin, lacking oxygen and nutrients carried by the blood, loses its ability to quickly recover and heal damage. Therefore, first of all, they look for reasons, and only then - methods of correction. According to statistics, trophic ulcers appear in about 20% of patients with varicose veins.