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What Skin Changes Are Associated With PAD

In many cases, people with PAD show no symptoms so it's difficult to identify the condition. This article details some of the most common symptoms that necessitate further investigation.

Sep 19th, 2021
What is Critical Limb Ischemia? What You Need To Know

(CLI) Critical limb ischemia is a serious condition brought on by inadequate blood flow to some parts of the body. It is a severe form of peripheral arterial disease (PAD) and is usually the result of a blockage of the arteries.

Jun 29th, 2021
Diabetes and Gangrene – What’s the Connection?

Without early diagnosis and treatment, gangrene can quickly lead to the need for limb amputation. If you have diabetes, recognizing the symptoms of gangrene and understanding why you face a greater risk of developing it is critical.

May 27th, 2021
Varicose Veins and The Menopause

Understanding the link between menopause and varicose veins will prepare you for potential vein issues and arm you with the necessary knowledge to help prevent varicose veins from appearing.

May 6th, 2021
Even Men Can Suffer From Varicose Veins

Most men associate varicose veins with women and are surprised to learn that they too can develop vein disease. Learn more about the symptoms and causes of varicose veins, how to prevent them and how to treat them.

Apr 22nd, 2021
Diabetic Foot Ulcers and PAD – Understanding the Connection

Diabetics suffering from foot ulcers and PAD are more at risk of adverse outcomes including less probability of healing, increased healing times, a higher chance of ulcer recurrence, increased risk of toe and major amputations and a higher mortality rate.

Apr 7th, 2021
Diabetes and Foot Complications

The term diabetic foot typically refers to ever-increasing complications in the feet of people suffering from diabetes mellitus. Learn more about the potential complications and how to lower your risk of lower extremity complications arising.

Apr 2nd, 2021
PAD vs PVD – Understanding The Differences

When it comes to managing health, it’s important to understand a condition so that you can better control it. However, there are times when physicians use terms interchangeably without disclosing what they mean.

Feb 11th, 2021
Varicosities – What Are They and How Can They Be Treated?

Chances are, the term ‘varicosities’ isn’t something that many people have come across, yet it’s a technical term for something that affects around 22 million American women between the ages of 40 and 80 every single year – varicose veins.

Feb 5th, 2021
Varicose Vein Care and Prevention – A New Year’s Guide

What does the start of a new year signify to you? A fresh start or a new you perhaps? A year full of renewed hope or a time to reflect? Whatever you decide, there is always going to be one certainty… by the end of it, we’ll be another year older.

Jan 22nd, 2021
Can Varicose Veins Rupture?

Suffering from vein disorders like varicose veins can be worrying. Not only because problematic veins can be linked to health problems but also, when they do start to swell or bulge, you might be concerned that they could burst or rupture.

Oct 16th, 2020
Can Young People Get Varicose Veins?

When you’re young it’s easy to assume that a lot of health problems such as varicose vein only affect old folk. But unfortunately, you’d be...

Oct 9th, 2020
Why Leg Vein Problems Can Be Hard To Recognise

Many people give little or no attention to visible leg veins and this is understandable. It could be that veins have gradually become present over the years and because of this people will often put it down to subtle cosmetic changes or simply signs of...

Sep 9th, 2020
Three Good Reasons to Treat Varicose Veins in the Cooler Months

Successful treatment and management of varicose veins require a good deal of planning. So while here at the Midwest Institute for Non-Surgical Therapy (MINT) we are well adept at treating patients with varicose vein problems, we know from experience...

Aug 13th, 2020
5 Varicose Vein Myths Debunked

There are so many myths surrounding varicose veins that often it’s difficult to know which are true and which are not. We’ve dissected 5 of...

Aug 6th, 2020
Can Varicose Veins Get Worse?

It’s thought that over two-thirds of the population will experience varicose veins at some point in their lives. One of the most common questions we...

Mar 13th, 2020
Are You At Risk From P.A.D?

Do you suffer from non-healing leg, foot, or toe wounds, or leg cramps or pain triggered by activity or walking? If so, you’re not alone.

Mar 8th, 2020
Can Varicose Veins Rupture?

When veins become varicose they are distinguishable by their unsightly, bulging, and sometimes painful structures that appear just below the surface of the skin. Often caused by faulty or damaged valves, they occur when blood is allowed to pool or...

Feb 23rd, 2020
Uterine Fibroids – Where And Why Do They Grow?

As the name suggests uterine fibroids are usually benign non-cancerous tumors that form in the uterus. They consist of dense fibrous tissue and can appear almost any time after puberty. In many cases, fibroids don’t present any problems and are usually...

Jan 23rd, 2020
Spider Veins And Varicose Veins – What’s The Difference?

It’s understandable to think that spider veins and varicose veins are one in the same thing. After all, they can both be problematic and have similar causes, symptoms, and treatments but in reality, they are different and therefore they should be...

Jan 9th, 2020
How Fibroids Affect Fertility and Pregnancy

If you’re struggling to conceive then one reason could be that you might have fibroids. These are tumors or lumps which can occur singly or in clusters within the wall of the uterus.

Dec 15th, 2019
Peripheral Artery Disease Risk Factors – Am I At Risk?

When it comes to peripheral artery disease, risk factors – or rather, the causes behind the problem – are numerous. However, while there are some factors we unfortunately can’t control, there are also many that we can. In this post, we’ll take a closer...

Dec 11th, 2019
Understanding Fibroids – The Simplified Version

Let’s face it, if you’re a woman in your child-bearing years, you’re highly likely to be familiar with the word ‘fibroids’. The good news is that as far as tumors go (fibroids are a benign version) they very rarely become cancerous. Moreover, they...

Oct 24th, 2019
9 Facts You Might Not Know About Veins

Veins aren’t something we often about – until that is, we have a problem. Whether that’s a painful varicose vein or a more serious condition,...

Aug 24th, 2019
Can Uterine Fibroids Cause Weight Gain and Bloating?

If your clothes are fitting a little tighter, you’re struggling to tone your tummy and you’ve put on a few pounds recently, you might not think that it’s due to uterine fibroids. Well unfortunately – although it’s not a well-known symptom...

Mar 1st, 2019
Varicose Veins – Five Facts That You Should Know

Have you recently noticed bulging on your legs or spots of discoloration? If so, it could be due to varicose veins, a common health issue that – aside from being a cosmetic concern – can also become a painful and uncomfortable one too. When left without tr

Feb 23rd, 2019