Who May Get Venous Ulcers?

Venous ulcers affect 1% of the population. A variety of medical problems and lifestyle factors have been linked to their development.

These include:
Increasing age
Previous deep venous thrombosis (DVT) (a blood clot in the deep veins)
Lower limb fracture, surgery or injury
High blood pressure
Standing upright for long periods
Multiple previous pregnancies
Varicose veins.

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