Healogics Blog

What is Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD)?

 

Peripheral Artery Disease is a narrowing or blockage of the arteries that supply blood to our legs and arms. Most often, the arteries in the legs are affected. Nearly 8.5 million Americans are currently living with PAD and if left untreated, it can lead to avoidable amputations.

September is Peripheral Artery Disease Awareness Month. This cardiac condition is often overlooked and the minor-to-moderate leg pain it causes is dismissed as part of growing old. It is important to promote awareness of PAD to encourage screenings for adults over 60 as well as lifestyle changes to help prevent PAD.

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Topics: Vascular Disease, Heart Disease, Peripheral Arterial Disease

Men's Health Month

 

June is Men’s Health Month. We, at Healogics, are bringing awareness to the various health conditions that men suffer from, such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease or prostate cancer. With early detection and appropriate treatments, these conditions can be managed or even prevented.

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Topics: News, Vascular Disease, Diabetes, Heart Disease, Healthy Habits for Wound Healing & Prevention, Cancer, Men's Health Month

Infection Prevention and Management

 

Your skin protects the inside of your body from germs that cannot be seen. Germs can cause infection if you have a break in the skin. You can also get an infection in your bone. This is called osteomyelitis.

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Topics: Vascular Disease, Diabetes, Heart Disease, Infection, Cancer

Smoking and Wound Healing

 

How Does Smoking Affect Wound Healing?

Cigarettes contain nicotine. Nicotine causes your arteries to become narrow. It can also cause your arteries to go into spasm. When this happens, the oxygen and nutrients carried in your blood cannot get to your wound. Oxygen and nutrients are needed for your wound to heal. A wound that does not get enough oxygen and nutrients may result in a wound that does not heal.

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Topics: Vascular Disease, Diabetes, Heart Disease, Healthy Habits for Wound Healing & Prevention, Cancer

A Guide to Pain Control

 

Don’t Put Up With Pain

A wound can often be painful. Doctors who work in wound care can help prevent or relieve the pain that may come from a problem wound.

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Topics: Vascular Disease, Diabetes, Heart Disease, Pain Management, Cancer

Transferring Patients Safely

 

Tips for Caregivers Transferring Patients

Caregivers helping transfer patients safely, remember to:

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Topics: Vascular Disease, Diabetes, Heart Disease, Safety, Cancer