Information about the Effects & Risks of Smoking:

Gangrene and Ulcers in Legs and Feet - An Overview

Gangrene and Ulcers from SmokingPeople who smoke have 16 times more chances of suffering from peripheral vascular disease (a condition which results in the blockage of blood vessels in your feet or legs). If you suffer from this condition, quitting smoking immediately is very important.

If you suffer from arterial leg ulcers, one of the first thing that you would need to do is to quit smoking. These ulcers are essentially caused because of poor blood circulation, and while there are other factors that can lead to this condition, smoking definitely has a role to play as well.

If you ignore these early signs and still carry on smoking, there are chances that your leg could develop gangrene. Clubbed with other factors, you also face increased risks of developing atherosclerosis. If you continue smoking even after you’ve been operated upon for peripheral vascular disease, there is an increased chance of a relapse, and this could also lead to an amputation.