Blue legs (cyanosis)

Cyanosis of the lower extremities occurs in many patients. This symptom can be associated with a number of pathological conditions, but some of them need to be discussed in more detail.

Contents:

  1. Blue feet, what is the reason?
  2. Blue feet, where to go?
  3. Why do we see blue legs with varicose veins?
  4. How to treat blue legs with varicose veins?
  5. Frequently asked questions from patients about blue feet

Blue feet, what is the reason?

 

Very often, blue legs can be observed in patients with decompensated heart disease. This is a very alarming symptom, signaling the lack of functional capacity of the right heart. Also, blue legs can be observed with pathology of the venous system, varicose veins.

Blue feet, where to go?

 

Firstly, an urgent need to be examined for cardiac pathology. Delaying a visit to a cardiologist can cost your life. Secondly, it is necessary to visit a vein specialist, phlebologist. The doctor will conduct a study of the venous system and prescribe appropriate treatment.

Why do we see blue legs with varicose veins?

 

With varicose veins, normal blood flow in the veins of the lower extremities is disrupted. This is due to reflux of venous blood, its reverse flow. The tiny valves inside the veins that control blood flow are damaged and blood flows down to the distal lower extremities. In normally functioning veins, such movement is impossible. Due to venous discharge, venous pressure rises and we see blue legs.

Blue legs with dilated vascular "stars"

Blue legs with dilated vascular "stars"

How to treat blue legs with varicose veins?

 

Potential treatments for the underlying venous disorder causing cyanosis of the skin include various techniques for removing varicose veins. These are classic operations for the operative removal of venous vessels (phlebectomy and stripping), as well as modern interventions. The latter require expensive equipment and certain skills from a specialist. This is the reason that modern techniques are mostly used in private medical practice. The public health sector continues to operate on patients the old-fashioned way, with hospitalization and anesthesia. Modern endovascular interventions do not require serious anesthesia, sensitive restrictions for patients. This is possible by minimizing trauma and, as a consequence, reducing rehabilitation. Today, the leading endovascular technology is laser endovenous obliteration. This procedure allows you to normalize blood flow in the veins of the lower extremities and achieve recovery. Blue legs for patients are a thing of the past, as heaviness, swelling and pain disappear into oblivion.

Frequently asked questions from patients about blue feet

 

Are there blue legs with varicose veins?

Yes, varicose veins are often manifested by such a symptom as blue legs. This is due to the expansion of the superficial venous network in the lower extremities, which leads to a discoloration of the skin.

How to understand that blue legs are the result of varicose veins?

In order to understand the true cause of the blue legs, it is necessary to consult a good phlebologist and do a duplex ultrasound scan of the venous vessels of the lower extremities.

Is it possible to avoid such a complication of varicose veins as blue legs?

Such a symptom of varicose veins as blue legs can be easily avoided by contacting a good phlebology center in a timely manner. Here a qualified doctor, phlebologist, will conduct the necessary research and prescribe adequate treatment. After that, you will forever forget what blue legs are.

Is it realistic to heal blue feet?

It is not difficult to cure blue legs if this symptom is associated with manifestations of varicose veins. It is enough to contact a competent phlebologist and follow his recommendations.

Blue legs, is this a symptom of varicose veins?

Blue discoloration of the skin of the lower extremities is a symptom of various diseases. In most cases, these are diseases of the heart or venous system. Quite often, a symptom of blue legs is a manifestation of varicose veins of the lower extremities.