Diabetes diagnoses are rising at epidemic rates, nearly doubling to almost 10% of the American population since the 1980s. Still another 85 million are living with pre-diabetic conditions, which can lead to the disease within 5 years. While many of us know about complications related to diabetes, like metabolic disorders, increased risk for heart attacks and stroke, kidney failure, and retinopathy which can lead to blindness, there isn’t as much understanding around issues like venous insufficiency and diabetic wounds. What causes diabetic wounds, and why is ignoring them so dangerous?
The reason why Atlanta Medical Clinic exists is simple: the founders wanted to build a place of healing and empowerment, and a world-class treatment center for our patients. Over the years, we have expanded our services to include different forms of minimally-invasive treatments and therapies to help our patients get relief from pain and get back to the activities they love. The next frontier for Atlanta Medical Clinic is expanding into the arena of diabetic wound care – a potentially life-saving treatment supporting the diabetic patients in our community.
The American Diabetes Association estimates that more than 25 million Americans are struggling with diabetes and more than a third of those are undiagnosed and not seeking treatment. Unfortunately, along with our waistlines, diabetes rates are on the rise, and those with the disease are at a higher risk for major complications like blindness, kidney failure, and increased risk of heart attack and stroke, but one potentially dangerous consequence is the risk of amputation of the lower limbs because of diabetic wounds. What causes diabetic wounds, and what care options are available?
Pain affects millions of Americans every day, has a serious and direct impact on the quality of life for the individuals suffering from it. At Atlanta Medical Clinic, we have helped thousands of patients over the years suffering from both chronic and acute forms of pain through innovative, non-surgical and minimally-invasive medical procedures.
Diabetes is a disease affecting over 30 million people in the US, or about 10% of the population, according to the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Disease. Impacts of the condition can spread through the systems in the body, and lead to a number of complications, including heart, kidney and dental diseases, stroke, eye and foot problems, and even nerve damage. What is diabetes, and how do conditions like diabetic neuropathy affect the feet and skin?
Every year, about half of adults in the United States makes New Year’s Resolutions. However, a very small segment of that population – just 1 in 10 – keeps those resolutions. Especially with something as important as weight loss, you want to succeed. Here are a few steps you can take on your own, as well as how a weight loss clinic can help you lose weight for the new year.
The knees support our balance and motion when we are standing, walking, and running. This critical joint helps with proper distribution of our body weight and aids the structural integrity of our legs and feet.
Some types of yoga can be used to maintain physical fitness, but when it comes to the overall goal of yoga, it is more focused on improving and maintaining mental health and stability. There are studies revealing its holistic impact through the mind-body connection. Here are five reasons why yoga can help reduce anxiety and provide you with stress relief:
Many people suffer from seasonal allergies, also known as hay fever or seasonal allergic rhinitis. According to 2015 data from the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA), this condition impacts 8.4% of kids and 8.2% of adults.
How can you best approach the allergy season in Atlanta, where a large number of trees and warm climate can exacerbate symptoms? Several strategies can help you maintain your quality of life year-round, ranging from decontamination to tapping the expertise of an Atlanta allergy clinic.
Neuropathy, or neuritis, is experienced by approximately 20 million people in the United States, including 8 percent of those aged 56 and above. As with many diseases, what you eat can have a huge impact on the pain of neuropathy and the extent to which it develops. The best approach to nutrition is from two angles: foods you should avoid and foods you should include.