One of the typical signs of superficial venous insufficiency is a brownish-black discoloration, otherwise known as pigmentation, of the ankles of the affected person. Only venous insufficiency causes this type of pigmentation. Under high pressure, not only does water leak into the surrounding tissue causing swelling, or edema, but also red blood cells sometimes escape through overstretched walls of the affected veins. They quickly become entrapped and destroyed in the tissues surrounding such veins, releasing hemoglobin, the degradation of which frees up the iron. Oxygenated molecules of iron give the skin this typical and characteristic for venous insufficiency, brownish-black pigmentation.
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