Venous ulcerations, also known as venous skin ulcers, are a type of sore that appears on your lower extremities—most often the legs. These ulcers usually occur due to weakened blood circulation, like in those who have varicose veins or risk factors for varicose veins. The problem with venous ulcerations is that they take a long time to heal—sometimes lasting years. With such a long healing process, you’re more at risk for developing more serious complications. To avoid this, it’s important to get venous ulcerations treated and cured.
On January 19, Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson’s father passed away. In an Instagram post following his death, Dwayne shared a long video to thank his fans for the support and explain what had happened. His dad had been under the weather and battling a cold. During his fight, he experienced deep vein thrombosis. Deep vein thrombosis is a blood clot usually isolated in the lower extremities. While deep vein thrombosis itself isn’t fatal, if the clot breaks free it leads to pulmonary embolisms, which are extremely dangerous. Unfortunately, Dwayne’s father was not able to get his deep vein thrombosis treated prior to suffering from a pulmonary embolism. He passed away very quickly from a heart attack due to a clotted lung.
Contrary to what you might think, varicose veins aren’t gender specific. Men can, and do, experience varicose veins. In fact, as many as 56% of men suffer from varicose veins.1 The risk of developing them increase as you get older, but varicose veins can occur at any age. Rather than thinking that it’s a woman’s, it’s time that men start to understand the importance of identifying and treating varicose veins.
Many people who experience varicose veins are uncomfortable simply because of how they look. However, there’s more to varicose veins than meets the eye. Depending on the severity of your varicose veins, they can actually be very dangerous to your health. Untreated varicose veins can cause a number of problems ranging from a minor annoyance to a potentially fatal incident.
Despite the movements for body positivity and self-love, being overweight is still dangerous to your health. Over time, your risks for diseases and chronic illnesses increase, including the development of varicose veins. Varicose veins develop when the lining and valves of veins are weakened over time. This can happen to anyone, but the more weight you carry, the more at risk you are and the more severe your symptoms may be.