Atherosclerosis-induced leg ulcers are common in elderly people but are rare in young females. They may occur in one or both legs and are associated with other risk factors such as diabetes and high blood pressure. Supportive investigations may include color Doppler ultrasound. The exact cause of the ulcers cannot be determined at this time. Symptoms of Atherosclerosis-induced leg pain may include burning and numbness, but the condition can also be caused by a hereditary disease.
The development of an ulcer in a woman is usually a result of atherosclerosis. Patients may develop atherosclerosis or another vascular disease resulting from atherosclerosis. Symptoms of the disease may include heaviness upon standing, pain, and swelling. The presence of a purple border may signal the onset of an underlying vasculitis problem. In severe cases, patients may have a connective tissue disorder. An autoimmune disorder called pemphigoid can cause venous ulcers.
The most common risk factor for venous ulcers in women is a vascular condition. The condition is often comorbid with avascular disease or a venous thrombosis. Surgical procedures may also cause a venous thrombose. Atherosclerosis-induced leg ulcers are often related to prolonged bed rest.
The underlying cause of this condition is unknown. There are many causes of venous disease, including varicose veins. Atherosclerosis-induced leg ulcers may be due to a comorbid condition. For example, pregnancy or repeated spontaneous abortions may be the cause. Other genetic conditions may also lead to venous thrombosis. The patient should undergo a complete physical examination and assessment of circulation.
During an examination, an individual should be evaluated for a variety of comorbid conditions. Inflammation of the venous system is the most common cause of deep vein thrombosis. Inflammation and aderosclerosis are the main causes of lower extremity ulcers. These patients describe a heaviness or discomfort when they stand.
In a complete physical examination, the patient should be evaluated for any comorbid conditions. In addition to venous thrombosis, the ulcers may be due to arterial occlusion. If arterial thrombosis is present, a blood test will be performed to rule out the presence of venous thrombosis. If no risk factor is identified, a blood test will be needed to confirm the diagnosis.
While Atherosclerosis-induced leg ulcers are a very common cause of limb ischemia, they are often not related to an individual’s risk for atherosclerosis. They often occur in females and are painless. Occasionally, the ulcers can also be malignant. In addition, they may be painful and exhibit low-progressive growth.