Venous Disease-Chronic Venous Insufficiency
Skin Color Changes
Feeling of tightness
Procedures to improve blood flow
Like the damage Diabetes causes to the small vessels of the eye due to claudication, the same small vessels in the feet are at high risk. Due to the curve in our feet claudication is a high risk.
Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD)
Narrowing of the arteries due to blockages within the walls of the arteries.
Leg pain while walking
Loss of hair growth
Thinning of the skin on the legs
Critical Limb Ischemia (CLI)
Means a part of the body is not receiving enough blood flow “oxygen” to a specific part of the body. CLI can cause tissue damage and amputation.
Loss of pulses
Coldness of the limb
Paleness of the skin
Loss of sensation
The tar in cigarettes cause damage to the arteries in the lower legs as they doin the lungs. Patients with open wounds or at high risk of a open wounds will be requested to decrease smoking and ultimately cease
Texas Tobacco Quitline Fax Referral Form
Laser Surgical Solutions RGV PLLC sees patients that are within different stairways of levels towards the higher risk of amputation.
We strive to educate the community on lower leg circulation and see patients that are in the beginning stages and assist them in monitoring their disease.
Diabetes, High Blood Pressure and High Cholesterol are non-communicable diseases that reflect the risk of claudication.
Lifestyle habits such as smoking also play a role in the health of the arteries and the seriousness of claudication.
The main screening completed in the office is the Ankle Brachial Index (ABI), this allows the physicians to see if there is a risk. Screenings are completed in an IAC Accredited Vascular lab within the office to help patients get the medical attention they need all in one place.
**ABIs are conducted at local health fairs with copies given to the patients to return to their Primary Care Physicians (PCP).
**Our office also maintains an educational training to show medical professionals at a primary care physicians office how to conduct an ABI. PCP offices can improve their quality of care for the patients by directing them to receive assistance, improve their circulation allowing the patients to become more active if reduced circulation is caught in the early stages.
ABI results are conducted and the results are easy to read.
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