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Diabetic Foot Ulcers and Wounds in Dallas, TX

Vanguard Vascular & Vein treats diabetic foot ulcers and wounds for the residents of Garland, Rowlett, and the Greater Dallas area.

Diabetic ulcers and venous leg wounds are caused from improper leg circulation. When the veins in your legs cannot properly move the blood to and from the heart, fluid builds up in the vein and eventually leaks into surrounding tissue. Over time, this can lead to ulcers. Diabetic ulcers typically appear on the feet and legs—requiring immediate attention.

WHAT CAUSES DIABETIC FOOT ULCERS AND WOUNDS?

Poor circulation in the legs is the main cause of these ulcers and wounds. Having diabetes immediately predisposes you to having circulatory problems that can lead to these types of leg and foot wounds.

AM I AT RISK FOR DIABETIC FOOT ULCERS AND WOUNDS?

The most common risk factor for these ulcers is diabetes, of course. However, there are other risk factors too, such as :

  • Deep vein thrombosis
  • Obesity
  • Smoking
  • Lack of physical activity
  • Regularly standing for long periods of time

HOW CAN I PREVENT DIABETIC FOOT ULCERS AND WOUNDS?

Certain risk factors can’t be avoided. However, losing weight, quitting smoking and getting regular physical activity can go a long way towards prevention of these ulcers. Your doctor may have suggestions to help prevent symptoms from worsening.

HOW IS PERIPHERAL ARTERY DISEASE TREATED?

Besides avoiding the risk factors mentioned above by quitting smoking, lowering blood pressure, lowering cholesterol and being physically active. Surgery or procedure options include: bypass surgery or angioplasty.

If you have diabetes and want to avoid these ulcers and wounds, Vanguard Vascular & Vein can help. For more information, or to schedule an appointment with one of our vascular surgeons http://www.thevanguardway.com/about-us/meet-the-doctors-in-dallas-tx/ in our Garland or Rowlett, Texas office, call Vanguard Vascular & Vein at (972) 487-1818.

Vanguard Vascular & Vein is a leading vascular care provider serving Garland, Rowlett, and the Greater Dallas area. Our patients rely on us for individualized care and a holistic approach that addresses all of their vascular care needs. We are the first practice in the area, and one of only five in the country, to receive Registered Physician in Vascular Interpretation (RPVI) accreditation. The accreditation assures our patients that the care they receive meets the highest professional standards for vascular ultrasound interpretation. To learn more about the Vanguard Way, please visit our About Us http://www.thevanguardway.com/about-us/ page.

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