Diseases that lead to ulcers
Foot ulcers are a health problem that causes discomfort to the patient and may be due to the inability to exercise daily work tasks. The ulcers can be a shallow red nozzle that affects the surface of the skin. The foot ulcers also can be very deep extending across the entire thickness of the skin may reach the tendons and bones. And other deep structures.
According to a webmed report, people with diabetes and patients with poor blood circulation are more likely to develop ulcers, it may be difficult to treat foot ulcers in people with these conditions.
If an ulcer injury occurs and is not immediately treated, it may develop into:
Abscess, spread of skin infection and underlying fat, cellulitis, osteomyelitis, gangrene, a region of dead and damaged body tissue due to poor blood flow.
Among people with diabetes, most acute foot infections may involve amputation of the foot or one of the toes.
Foot ulcers are especially common in people who have one or more of the following health problems:
Peripheral neuropathy: this is nerve damage in the feet or lower legs, diabetes is the most common cause of peripheral neuropathy, when nerves in the feet are damaged, they can no longer warn of pain or discomfort, when this happens, tight shoes can provoke ulcers of the foot .
People with peripheral neuropathy may not be able to feel when they mess up something sharp or when they have annoying pebbles in their shoes, they can get their feet hurt and never know it, unless they routinely examine their feet for injury.
Many elderly and diabetics with vision problems also can’t see their feet well enough to have them scanned for problems.
Circulatory problems: Any disease that reduces blood circulation in the feet can cause foot ulcers. Less blood reaches the feet, which deprives the cells of oxygen. This makes the skin more vulnerable to infection, and slows the foot’s ability to heal.
Weak blood circulation in the arteries of the leg called peripheral artery disease, as it causes pain in the leg or buttocks while walking, caused by atherosclerosis This is a disease in which fatty deposits of cholesterol accumulate inside the arteries.
Distortions in the bones or muscles of the feet: Any condition deformation of the normal anatomy of the foot can lead to foot ulcers, this is especially true if the foot is forced to wear shoes that do not match the shape of the changing foot, examples of which are claw feet and feet with fractures, and cases of inflammation Acute joints.
More than any other group, diabetics have a particularly high risk of developing ulcers, because long-term complications of diabetes often include neuropathy and circulatory problems, without prompt and appropriate treatment, foot ulcers may require hospitalization. Or, it may lead to deep inflammation or gangrene and amputation.
In addition to diabetes, other medical conditions that increase the risk of foot ulcers include:
Arteriosclerosis: This condition involves poor blood circulation in the legs.
Raynaud’s phenomenon: This condition causes sudden episodes of reduced blood flow to the fingers and toes, where the toes turn white as blood flow decreases, they turn blue and red again as the blood circulation returns to normal.
This news is taken from: the seventh day
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