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?
Getting enough sleep is a vital part of any healthy routine. But if you’re experiencing uncomfortable tingling, burning, and an irresistible urge to move your legs, sleep can feel nearly impossible.
Restless Leg Syndrome, or RLS, is just how it sounds: a neurological disorder that causes unpleasant sensations in the legs and the urge to keep moving them. It’s estimated that one in ten American adults are affected by restless legs, making it one of the most common sleep disorders in general.
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.
It’s 3 a.m. and you’ve been staring at your bedroom ceiling for nearly 2 hours, unable to sleep or get any rest at all. After what seems an eternity, you begin to feel yourself slip away, and drift off into a blissful slumber. After what feels like a blink, you’re awakened by sharp, agonizing cramps shooting through your legs and feet. Wincing in pain, the only relief you get is when you start moving your legs. Temporary relief comes, but at a cost – now, you’re fully awake again.
For millions of Americans, nightfall brings on the anxiety of another night’s sleep lost to restlessness, and it’s not just a racing mind keeping them awake. RLS, or Restless Leg Syndrome, is just that, a neurological disorder that creates the irresistible urge to move the legs (and sometimes the arms) to relieve uncomfortable sensations like itching, pins and needles, or a crawling sort of sensation in the extremities. While there is no exact cause or specific cure, researchers are seeing undeniable correlations between RLS and CVI, or Chronic Venous Insufficiency. How might these two conditions be connected and what treatments could prove effective for both?
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?
ClariVein®IC is a method used to treat varicose veins that allows you to quickly resume your regular activities and get back to work through its comfort-focused, patient-centric design. It is not reliant on an extreme temperature and is devoid of anesthesia. This vein treatment is used to alleviate the pain of varicose veins and to promote healing through 360-degree dispersion of doctor-determined agents in the area. IC actually stands for infusion catheter. The ClariVein®IC infusion catheter has a wire tip that rotates in order to fully distribute the medicine.
Diagnosing neuropathy should of course be conducted by a medical professional. However, patients can get a better idea whether they might have it or not by looking over the most common symptoms of neuropathy – to see if those symptoms line up with what they are experiencing. They can also benefit from considering causes of neuropathic pain that might put them in a high-risk group. Finally, it is specifically worth looking at the differences between peripheral neuropathic pain and multiple sclerosis since the two conditions are so similar and, hence, often misdiagnosed.