Skin Changes


 

Your Dry Skin Changes May be a Sign of Vein Disease

Dry, discolored, itchy skin in your lower leg? You may have advanced vein disease. These changes may or may not be associated with bulging veins but are often associated with swelling and achiness later in the day.

Dry, thickened skin and color changes in the lower leg are a sign of vein disease and are often proceeded by:

Fullness & aching later in the day
Tiredness and early fatigue in the lower legs as the day progresses
Swelling later in the day - may be subtle

Get Evaluated for Vein Disease

Dry skin in the lower leg and ankle, especially with brownish discoloration is a sign of vein disease. This will continue to progress if not treated.

Skin color changes, from pink to brown, with tissue damage, dryness and discoloration are a result of venous disease.

Results of Vein Disease

In addition to dry skin and skin discoloration, advanced vein disease can cause prominent spider patterns to form at your ankles and feet.

Other signs and symptoms of vein disease include:

Lower leg and ankle swelling (edema)
Spider veins in the legs
Bleeding from ruptured small veins in the skin around the ankle area with overlying dry brittle skin
Skin sensitivity prone to rashes
Brittle skin prone to cracks and bleeding
Leg ulcers with prolonged healing and pain. These may occur spontaneously or after skin trauma.

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Your Cure for Dry Skin Changes

Prevention can be as simple as lifestyle changes that help delay the progression of your dry skin changes in the lower leg and ankle:

Moisturize your dry skin two times a day
Exfoliate dead skin to promote new skin cell production
Elevate your legs whenever possible
Wear compression socks or stockings at work or when you are standing or sitting for long periods
See a specialist for evaluation of dramatic skin changes

Cure My Dry Skin

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Problem putting on compression? There are many devices and tools to help you put on compression socks and stockings.

Your Cure for Dry Skin Changes

Prevention can be as simple as lifestyle changes that help delay the progression of your dry skin changes in the lower leg and ankle:

Moisturize your dry skin two times a day
Exfoliate dead skin to promote new skin cell production
Elevate your legs whenever possible
Wear compression socks or stockings at work or when you are standing or sitting for long periods
See a specialist for evaluation of dramatic skin changes

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VIDEO: How to put on compression socks & stockings

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