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Overweight, calves getting darker, rougher. Wounds do not heel fast. What could this be?

My dad is almost 60 years old and has been overweight for the past several years. His calves have gitten darker and rough in the past few years and of late any wounds in that area don t appear to hael as fast as they did whne his calves were normal colored. What could this condition be? How can he get normal skin color in his calves again?
Asked On : Tue, 11 Dec 2012
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thanks for posting your query.
Obesity can produce various skin manifestations including hyperpigmentation and fungal infections. Added to that he could also be suffering from varicose veins leading to a condition called lipodermatous sclerosis. all these possibilities could be confirmed by a dermatologist consultation. this is the same reason for non healing ulcer also.
suggest consultaion by dermatologist
Answered: Wed, 7 Aug 2013
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