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.
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.
Research on the psychology of chronic pain shows that the most effective way to treat it is through a holistic effort that incorporates various specialists within a multidisciplinary care model. For many reasons – accidents, disorders, and disease, chronic pain impacts the lives of almost one-third of people in the United States. The costs of this condition are high and broad, ranging from expenses for chronic pain treatments to lost work days to emotional turbulence to disability.