Amputations Are Preventable

There are more than 80,000 non-traumatic lower limb amputations in the United States every year. Sixty percent or more are in patients suffering from diabetes. AMPUTATION IS PREVENTABLE Patient with diabetes should have regular foot screenings and be screened for peripheral arterial disease, at least every 6 months. Do You Have a Diabetic Foot Ulcer? [...]

2017-04-04T21:45:59+00:00July 20th, 2015|

Why Are My Feet Swollen?

What Causes Swollen Feet There are many factors and conditions that can cause swelling in the legs and/or feet, including: Prolonged periods of sitting or standing, often made worse in heat Overweight/obesity Chronic venous insufficiency, caused by faulty valves in the veins of the legs Cardiovascular and/or respiratory diseases Certain medications such as hormones, hypertension [...]

2017-04-04T21:45:52+00:00July 20th, 2015|

Treatment Options for P.A.D.

The goal at the Vascular and Leg Center is to treat Peripheral Arterial Disease quickly and conveniently in an outpatient setting. After a screening and diagnosis, our doctors will develop a treatment plan to: Reduce painful symptoms Improve your quality of life Increase mobility Prevent heart attack, stroke or limb loss There is no one-size-fits-all [...]

2017-04-04T21:45:44+00:00July 20th, 2015|

Are You at Risk for P.A.D?

Did You Know... Adults over age 50 with diabetes are at a 3X greater risk for developing peripheral arterial disease. Other conditions or habits that raise the risk for P.A.D. include: History of smoking Chronic kidney disease High cholesterol Test Your Risk Take our 60 second P.A.D. Risk Assessment Quiz to find out if you're [...]

2017-04-04T21:45:36+00:00April 27th, 2015|