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Skin, Arteries and Blood Vessels

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Arteries are blood vessels that take your blood from your heart to other parts of your body.

This page gives you an overview of our work for patients with a problem with their skin and blood vessels.

You can get more information by clicking the menu on the left.

What we do

The departments within this section deal with issues concerning skin, tissue viability and blood vessels. 

Our dermatology department helps patients who are experiencing problems with acute and chronic skin disease, skin cancers, urticaria and allergies within both a hospital setting and community clinics.

Tissue viability provides treatment for pressure ulcers can vary, depending on the grade of the ulcer. Treatment options may include regularly changing your position, or using special mattresses and dressings to relieve pressure or protect the skin. 

Vasculitis is when the immune system attacks healthy blood vessels, causing them to become swollen and narrow. This may be triggered by an infection or medication, although often the cause is unknown. Vasculitis can range from a minor problem that just affects the skin, to a more serious illness that causes problems with organs such as the heart or kidneys.

To read more about these issues and treatment options click on a link to the left.

If you're looking for our section on vascular surgery, please click here.