Do you ever get achy, restless feelings in your feet and legs that get worse when you lay down? The answer might be that you suffer from venous insufficiency. Venous insufficiency is the malfunction or failure of the venous walls that causes abnormal blood flow. Venous insufficiency can also occur when the venous valves in systemic circulation are damaged or malfunction. This type of insufficiency is referred to as “idiopathic,” which means it can occur suddenly or have an unknown cause. Here’s more information regarding damaged veins, its symptoms, and causes.
In a nutshell, diabetes is in a metabolic condition that affects the way our bodies can convert food into energy. Why is this problematic for the some 100 million Americans suffering from the disease every day? It’s because this resistance to converting sugar into energy can cause other health problems that impact our eyesight, our veins and circulatory system, and our ability to heal wounds on our skin, hands, legs, and toes.
Here are five lifestyle changes you can make to help your diabetes better from the experts at Atlanta Medical Clinic:
For the millions of Americans struggling to manage their Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes, there is a new treatment plan that may help! At Atlanta Medical Clinic, we have become involved in the diabetic community for several years, through advanced wound care and neuropathy treatment options and now a breakthrough therapy that treats the disease itself, not just the symptoms.
Atlanta Medical Clinic has a history of pursuing a very specific goal: to provide the best possible care and service to our patients.
We have recently earned our second accreditation with HQAA. HQAA is recognized by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS), the largest health care insurance provider in the United States.
The accreditation process takes several months and ensures that our clinic maintains the highest standards of compliance and organizational excellence in everything we do.
At Atlanta Medical Clinic, the wellbeing and safety of our patients is of utmost importance. It always has, and always will be the reason we opened our doors so many years ago – to improve the lives of everyone we can.
During this difficult time, Atlanta Medical Clinic wants our patients to know we are here for you.
- If you’re in pain, we’re here to help.
- If you have questions, we’re here to answer them.
- And if you need treatment, we’re here to provide it.
To that end, while taking additional precautions, we now are offering new ways in which we can assist you in this time of crisis.
During this time we are willing and able to see patients outside our usual scope of treatment to care for most types of injury. We want to offer this solution so that patients are able to avoid going to the emergency room, where there’s a much higher risk of exposure to COVID-19.
Video Consultations Are Now Available
If you have questions, are in pain, or need our medical attention in any way – we want you to know we are here for you. To that end, we are offering video consultations for all existing patients. Simply call the main number, and a member of our staff will make the arrangements for you to speak with one of our medical professionals.
We Are Still Seeing Patients
During this time, we are still OPEN and serving our patients with extra precautions in place to minimize the risk of COVID-19.
We want to underline the efforts we undergo to maintain the cleanliness and sanitation of our facilities, along with methods of social distancing to protect all patients:
- We strictly limit the number of people in the clinic at any one time, and schedule accordingly.
- We ask that friends and family members wait outside during your visit.
- Anyone with a temperature is asked to cancel their appointment
- Our staff is regularly disinfecting surfaces, counters, seats, and door handles throughout the day
- Daily sanitation and disinfection of all equipment with professional-grade antibacterial cleaner
- Used masks, syringes, wipes, gloves, and tissues are removed safely and are disposed of daily
- Hand sanitizer is available in locations throughout our establishment
If you aren’t feeling well, please cancel your appointment with no penalty.
We appreciate your cooperation as we take these proactive steps to take care of each other and ourselves. We will update our website daily. For the most up-to-date information regarding coronavirus, visit the WHO or CDC website.
Diabetics: Boost your metabolism at home with our latest supplement! AMC is now offering an advanced supplement especially made for the needs of diabetics: Metab360TM is a dietary supplement consisting of natural products and beneficial ingredients like Alpha Lipoic Acid, Vitamin B12, Coenzyme Q10, and more to help your metabolism to re-establish itself to its peak state. Call us at 404.872.8837 to learn more!
Living with diabetes means that you must learn how to make choices with your medical condition in mind. While many people think that they have to make major changes, but even the smaller ones add up when you want to live a healthier lifestyle. If you have diabetes or pre-diabetes, these changes will likely be beneficial for you.
Great medical care can be hard to come by. At Atlanta Medical Clinic, we have a passion for helping the members of our community reach their healthiest selves. We focus on three aspects of care: accurate diagnosis, balanced medical interventions and effective treatments that produce results. Together, our team changes the lives of our patients: It’s the AMC Way.
If you’re suffering from knee pain, you’re certainly not alone. From osteoarthritis to injury to wear-and-tear, it affects millions of people every day. In fact, the prevalence of knee pain is an estimated 19% of the population. And as you get older, you’re more likely to suffer. It’s no wonder why knee surgery is one of the most common operating procedures in the US.
Yet today, more healthcare professionals question the abundance of knee surgery. A 2013 study compared two-year outcomes of patients who received surgery versus a placebo group, receiving a “sham” procedure. The authors concluded that there was “no significant between group changes.” Meaning – those who received a fake procedure were no better off than the group with real knee surgery.
Luckily, there are solutions – no surgery or pills required. Read on for Atlanta Medical Clinic’s treatment for patients with knee pain.
Varicose veins are a condition most common in older adults, where the pressure of standing and walking upright causes veins in the legs to twist and become enlarged. For some people, the swollen, dark-bluish to purplish veins are just a cosmetic concern, but for others, the condition causes aching pain and discomfort, and can even contribute to much more serious conditions, like ulcerations, blood clots, and bleeding. What are some important facts about varicose and spider veins, and why should you consider having varicose vein treatment?
While the small, damaged capillaries called spider veins can show up on any skin surface at any age, you’re more likely to find them on adults over age 50, and typically on the face or legs. Spider veins are usually harmless and don’t cause any discomfort, but for some individuals, they contribute greatly to the appearance of aging, damaged skin, and can also lead to painful symptoms like swelling, cramping, or weakness. How are spider veins removed, and what can you expect?