Photo of Gangrene


Gangrene is a condition in which the body tissue dies due to lack of blood supply. 


Claudication is a symptom of peripheral artery disease. It is the pain that occurs when the muscles in the leg are not getting enough blood flow.

Q. What are the causes of gangrene?

  • lack of blood supply
  • untreated bacterial infections
  • traumatic injuries

Q. What are the symptoms of gangrene?

  • changes in skin color
  • swelling or blisters
  • sudden, severe pain followed by a feeling of numbness
  • a foul-smelling discharge leaking from sore
  • thin, shiny skin
  • skin that feels cool or cold to the touch 

Q. What are the risk factors of gangrene?

  • diabetes
  • blood vessel disease
  • severe injury pr surgery
  • smoking
  • obesity 
  • immunosuppression
  • injections
  • complications of COVID-19

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