Arterial disease of the leg. What causes it?
Circulatory problems of arterial origin in the legs situated in the vessels of circulation going from the heart to the extremities, on the contrary, from those of venous origin that we have seen up until now, which refer to the blood that return to the heart.
Arterial disease manifest itself generally with the appearance of the symptom of ¨heavy legs;¨a pain that is produced in the muscles of the calf, after having walked a certain distance.
One of the disorders of arterial origin is arteriosclerosis, which affects only the extremities and present some first fleeting and scarce symptoms.
Other leg disorders that generate deformity of them are the orthopedic problems of the feet which can be responsible for poor circulation in the lower extremities. The essential
Therapy to avoid great ills is that of putting on some insoles whenever they might be necessary, or rather an adequate treatment, diagnosed by a specialist.
Other conditions that affect the feet and which can have repercussions on an irregular support with the subsequent deformity of the legs is arthritis (affliction that causes the toes of the feet to become frequently swollen and the feet to be sweaty and hot. In these cases, it is fitting to rest and to apply heat in the sore part, as well as to perform light exercise. Other condition that affects feet, is la gout but those who suffer from it are principally those men who have a tendency to eat and drink too much. The result of gout is uric acid which is deposited in the feet.
The so-called nodular conditions of the legs are a group of vascular afflictions that form hard, compact and red nodules. Among them, and located in the calfs of both legs, appears the so-called indurate erythema de Bazin, which almost always presents in young women and in the winter and is manifest with the appearance of reddish, tense and painful nodules.
Another affliction that belong to this group is nodular vasculitis, where the nodules are deep and more inflamed and usually appears in older women.
With the arrival of cold weather the chilbains.or perniosis are frequent, with strong pains, occurring in some of the cases. Fortunately, with the arrival of summer, these symptoms disappear.
Another pathology is phlebitis, produced mainly by some problems in the slowing of the circulation of blood as a consequence of bed rest, being sick or post-operatively. But this is neither rare that it presents in healthy people, who walking through the street, or performing some sport exercise, suddenly notice, an intense pain as if something had pierced the calf.
Last of all, we should not forget. that within this large group of disorders of the legs, are lymphatic problems, which can stem from elephantiasis (excessively thick legs) or in a lipedema, an excess of symmetric fat in both of the legs.
These problems usually have an esthetic surgical solution, as well as adequate treatment to resolve their causes.
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