Peripheral Neuropathy Symptoms Relieved Davis
When you originally presented to the officeyou presented with very very intense peripheral neuropathy painthe lower legs and feet.How have you been responding to our peripheral neuropathy treatments, and how do you feeltoday? Today I feel real good, when I first started i couldn't feel a thing under thebottom of my feet. I couldn't feel the car, now I can walk on my car at home and ifthere are any crumbs I can feel those and find them. Before I couldn't feel them. Asfar as my legs go I had it felt like there were thousands of needles jabbing them. Nowthat is gone and I have a little pain oncea while but nothing like before. I can,I have little unbalances still walking, but
otherwise I feel 100% better than I did whenI camehere. Well congratulations on your results and we're very proud to have you hereas a patient. Oh well I'm glad you could do something for me. Thank you.
Avoiding Leg Amputations Due to Peripheral Arterial Disease QA
MUSIC My name is Thomas Reifsnyder, and I'm avascular surgeon at Johns Hopkins. MUSIC My job as a vascular surgeon basically isone of eduion. Every patient that we see we try toedue not only about their disease but about whatthe treatment options are. And I try to guide them to what would be the best treatment modality fortheir disease.
MUSIC One of the things that absolutely amazes me is that people will undergo anamputation of their lower extremity and not get a second opinion before their leg isremoved. Peripheral arterial disease requires a lotof expertise and a lot of experience to be able to treatthebest fashion. I frequently get phone calls fromphysicians and family members of patients.
Telling me that their loved one is goingto require an amputation. And when I see those patients as a secondopinion. Frequently the repair or the re, or thenecessary surgery to save that limb is known as, it, is easily done and something that can absolutely change thepatient's life. Its much better than to do a fairlysignificant operation and save a limb than it is to undergo anamputation. Many surgeons and many physicians outthere
believe that an amputation solves theproblem. You can get an, a prosthesis and you'll beable to walk again. And you don't have to undergo multipleprocedures to try to save that limb. Most patients can actually undergo one ortwo sophistied operations and save a limb, which will absolutelychange their life. Peripheral Arterial Disease which, whichused to be called Peripheral Vascular Disease basically is blockage of thearteries going to an extremity. Technically, it could involve blockage ofarteries going to the arm or hand.
But that's uncommon. The most common is blockage to the lowerextremities. Millions of Americans have peripheralarterial disease. The most common presentation is nosymptoms whatsoever. In other words, they go to their ,and the cannot feel their pulses. There are millions of peopleAmerica who have decreased circulationtheirlower extremities, but because they're getting older, they'renot
as mobile, they don't have any symptomswhatsoever. Those patients we don't typically see as avascular surgeon. The more common presentation for a patientwith peripheral arterial disease, is someone who develops paintheircalves or legs when walking. That is called lower extremityclaudiion. In the past, we didn't treat that veryaggressively because it's not a threat to the patient's life orlimb. Howeverthis day and age where we havea variety of minimally invasive
Peripheral Arterial Disease Symptoms Treatments
The road to a healthier life begins righthere, from one of America's most respected namesmedicine: Henry Ford Health System.This is Healthy Living at Henry Ford West Bloomfield . Hi, Jimmy Rhoades herewith Nicole Kennedy, who's a vascular surgeon here at Henry Ford West Bloomfield .And Kennedy, I hear this term PAD but I don't know what it is. What is it, and whogets it? Jimmy, PAD stands for Peripheral Arterial Disease, that's hardening of thearteries or blockagesthe blood vessels that go from the heart down to the toes. Anyonecan get it, it usually builds up over many years. People who are especially at risk arepeople with heart disease and risk of stroke.
Okay, and we have a question from our audiencego ahead. Yes, sometimes when I'm walking my legs cramp, do you think I have PAD? It'spossible. We treat something called claudiion, that's crampingthe legs that occurs afteryou've walked a certain distance, feels better after you rest for a few minutes. That canbe a hallmark of PAD and you should see your about it. What can we do to preventPAD? Taking your mediions, following with your , exercise, avoiding smoking, doingthe right things. Okay, general health. And what about treatment once you have it? Itcan be from a very simple mediion all the way to a surgical procedure involving balloonsand wires, sometimes even an open bypass surgery.
Okay, and they need to consult with someonelike you to find that out. We're here for that. Okay, fantastic. You can find out awhole lot more by visiting the website. Go to wxyz henryford. , thank you so much.For more on today's Healthy Living from Henry Ford West Bloomfield , go to wxyz henryford.