If you have an ulcer on your leg which has not healed for more than 3 months despite a variety of wound care regimens, it might be time to consider a thorough venous evaluation.
Just finished performing endovenous closure on a 50 yr old woman who has suffered for 10 years or more with nonhealing right anterior and medial leg ulcers. She had suffered trauma to her right leg years before and has orthopedic surgery to repair the broken bones.
Weight loss does not resolve venous insufficiency, or leaky veins, but treating those veins can relieve leg pain, fatigue, and swelling, which in turn can help patients lose weight.
Venous insufficiency, or leaky veins, is often the underlying cause of many seemingly unrelated symptoms. A thorough evaluation by a qualified vein specialist utilizing modern ultrasound techniques can expose that hidden culprit.