Venous Stasis Dermatitis: Common Causes

August 2, 2023
By United Vein & Vascular Centers®

Stages of Venous Stasis Dermatitis

Venous stasis dermatitis is a condition involving the inflammation of the skin, and it results from chronic venous insufficiency. Venous stasis dermatitis happens when the veins in your legs can’t move blood around the body sufficiently, causing a buildup of pressure. When there is enough pressure, blood can leak out of the veins and end up in the skin. This condition is most commonly experienced in women and those who are older than 50. 

What are some of the symptoms of venous stasis dermatitis? 

  • Swelling in the legs and ankles. 
  • Itchiness around the affected area and dry skin. 
  • Discoloration of the skin. 

What are some of the most likely causes of venous stasis? 

  • Varicose veins.
  • Deep vein thrombosis. 
  • Obesity.
  • Congestive heart failure. 
  • High blood pressure. 

These are just a few of the possible causes, but there are several others worth speaking to a specialist about. The most common trend for those with venous stasis dermatitis is that they suffer from poor circulation and experience circulatory issues. Thankfully, venous stasis dermatitis can be effectively managed with the guidance of an experienced vascular specialist. Your quality of life can significantly improve and you can live more comfortably. 

Contact United Vein & Vascular Centers for venous stasis dermatitis treatment 

You don’t have to continue worrying about symptoms of vein conditions that are making your life more difficult. Our vein specialists at United Vein & Vascular Centers are here to help you. Each of our team members understands the uncertainty and discomfort that vein problems can lead to, and that’s why they’re committed to helping you better understand your condition, your symptoms and the options you can use to address them.  

Our specialists can also help you find the most effective treatment option for your vein condition and include it in a comprehensive treatment plan that’s designed to:  

  • Reduce your symptoms. 
  • Improve your ability to walk and perform other normal daily tasks.  
  • Increase your overall quality of life.  

Contact us today to learn more about your vein condition and the ways it can be treated or to set up an initial appointment. 

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