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Treatment for Skin Conditions & Changes Caused By PAD

Peripheral Artery Disease Skin Changes & Conditions
Do you suffer from skin discoloration, shiny skin, poor hair growth, or open wounds on your legs and feet? These may be signs of underlying peripheral artery disease (PAD), a common, yet serious, health condition.

PAD impacts blood circulation and can lead to painful and uncomfortable symptoms, including a number […]

June 29th, 2021|

Predicting Amputation Due to Diabetes and PAD

If you have type 2 diabetes and amputation is always a looming worry in the back of your mind, we understand that can be debilitating. Actively managing type 2 diabetes by taking medications, adjusting your diet, and exercising regularly can be exhausting enough without adding in the constant worry of losing a limb.

Thankfully, a new […]

What Do Slow-Healing Wounds On Your Legs Mean?

You’re going about your daily routine, cleaning the house and getting ready to see a friend later in the day when you notice a nagging pain again in your calves. Like usual, you ignore the discomfort and chalk it up to “just getting older” or “wearing the wrong shoes”. You get dressed, put a small […]

Does Scar Tissue Interfere with PAD Treatment?

When you get injured, your body responds by repairing the damaged tissue, which is known as scar tissue. It can develop as a result of injury, surgery or acne. It’s a thick fibrous tissue which is often formed after surgery or as a result of a disease. When scar tissue is formed around a stitch […]

Why that Non-Healing Wound Matters to Your Vascular Health

Last month, a neighbor of mine fell while she was walking to her mailbox and scraped her leg very badly. I went to check on her and helped her clean the injury. It’s been weeks now, and I can see the wound on her leg is not healing properly.

If you have a wound that just […]