Amputation Is Preventable

Effecting 15 percent of patients with diabetes, a foot ulcer is an open sore or wound commonly found on the bottom of the foot. Anyone who has diabetes can develop a foot ulcer, and approximately 20 percent of patients with diabetes who develop a foot ulcer will require an amputation. Foot ulcers are generally painless. [...]

2018-02-18T23:12:44+00:00August 10th, 2016|

Relief For Swollen Legs

If you're experiencing swelling in the legs and feet this summer, you may find that it is not only embarrassing but uncomfortable and impractical. Leg swelling or edema affects many older adults due to a variety of reasons. Luckily there is relief for patients who suffer from vascular conditions affecting the legs and feet. Heart [...]

2018-02-18T23:12:44+00:00May 31st, 2016|

Minimally Invasive Treatment for Varicose Veins

Varicose veins (commonly referred to as spider veins) are common in older women. By the age of 50, approximately 41% of women experience varicose veins. In addition to cosmetic concerns, they cause pain and fatigue and sometimes threaten the health of the limbs. Varicose veins affect 22 million women and 11 million men between the [...]

2016-11-01T13:16:31+00:00March 16th, 2016|

Foot Ulcers and PAD

Foot ulcers can be a common occurrence in diabetic patients, but they may pose a greater health risk for those who also have Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD). At Heart Vascular and Leg in Bakersfield, CA, we offer diagnosis and treatment for PAD and other venous or vascular diseases that can impact overall health. PAD remains [...]

2018-02-18T23:12:44+00:00November 25th, 2015|

Venaseal: Exciting New Option For Venous Disease

Venous and vascular diseases affecting the limbs can have an impact on the quality of daily life and present a real risk of limb loss if it is left untreated long enough. Advances in technology provide interventional physicians like Dr. Vinod Kumar the ability to save patient's limbs with minimally invasive procedures that restore health [...]

2018-02-18T23:12:44+00:00October 27th, 2015|

Avoid Limb Amputation With Vascular Treatment

Until recently, patients suffering from vascular insufficiency in their legs due to a variety of health concerns and systemic diseases like diabetes were at risk of losing a limb to address the problem. Amputation was the common outcome in many cases in order to restore health and resolve leg pain, non healing wounds and other [...]

2018-02-18T23:12:44+00:00September 28th, 2015|

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|