Peripheral Neuropathy Pain Symptoms Relieved Davis
We've been managing you here for peripheralneuropathy in lower legs and feet. When you first presented to the office you indicatedthat the pain was very bad, very numb, very tingling. How are you doing today, and howare you responding to the neuropathy program here in our office? Oh gosh, it's much better.I feel that I can walk, before I couldn't get out of bed in the morning I had to holdon to something and I just get up and walk, I can still the numbness on the bottom ofmy foot, but and then walking in this door I don't get as tired as I did before. I usuallyhave to go home and change shoes. I get home and I can keep the shoes on for quite a while.I haven't yet started walking on the street,
but I will. So far so good right? Yea, whata difference. Well congratulations on your results thus far I'm very happy with yourprogress. Thank you.
Being Well 608 Peripheral Vascular Disease
music playsno dialogue gt;gt;Lori Casey:Just ahead on this edition of Being Well, interventional cardiologist Amit Dande willbe here to talk about peripheral vascular disease.We'll learn all about the risk factors and treatment options that are available.It's an informative half hour coming up, so don't go away.music plays Production of Being Well is made possiblein part by. Sarah Bush Lincoln Health System supportinghealthy lifestyles.
Eating a heart healthy diet, staying active,managing stress and regular check ups are ways of reducing your health risks.Proper health is important to all at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health System. Information availableat sarahbush . Additional funding by Jazzercise of Charleston.Thanks for joining us for this edition of Being Well.We're talking with cardiologist Amit Dande. And we've got a lot of stuff to cover today.But first, I want you to explain to the viewers, you're a Prairie Heart practicing atSarah Bush. Can you explain the connection between thetwo, and how that works?
gt;gt; Dande:Sure. Prairie Heart is based out of Springfield,and we have various s that we go to. Based on the size of the community and thesize of the , there are certain locations where the Prairie Heart s will stayfull time, and other places where they will travel from Springfield to hold s.So, based on the size of the community here and the size of the , we decided thebest option was for cardiologists to stay here full time.And there are two of us right now, which may expand in the future as we get more patients.So, that's really how it works.
gt;gt;Lori Casey:Okay. So, you're a cardiologist, so your specialtyis the heart. Let me ask, as you were going through medicalschool, I like to ask our providers this, what was it about the heart that kind of intriguedyou to seek out that specialty? gt;gt; Dande:Well, you know, the heart is a very central organ and supplies blood to the rest of thebody. It is kind of the motor that runs, the enginethat runs the whole body. And the important thing, the thing that attractedme to the heart is it's a moving organ.
And out of all the other organs, it movescontinuously, day in and day out, throughout your life.So, there's not only the aspect of anatomy, which is the structure, but also the function.And the structure and function go along together in a way that's really very, very impressiveif you actually get down to, you know, how the heart works.What we do in cardiology is not just, you know, fix problems that are relating to thestructure of the heart, which is what the surgeons do, they cut open the heart and fixstuff that is broken, but we also fix the function of the heart with medications, andit's a physiologic thing.
When medical students start out with physiology,oftentimes the first thing that they're taught is about the heart, because the physiologyof the heart is so important, and the blood flow, and what regulates it.It's kind of a very fascinating field. So, I think, you know, in my first year ofmedical school, we went through anatomy and physiology, and that's when I really got interested.And I used to sit with a lot of books just to delve deeper into, you know, what is knownabout how the heart works. And that's how I got interested in it.gt;gt;Lori Casey: So, in your practice, what are the scope ofcases or, what is the, because we've talked