Soleil Surgical is focused on treating the illnesses of our patients and understanding their health concerns, and part of addressing those concerns is creating awareness around diseases and infections that can affect our patients’ well-being. It’s important for us to make sure that they are well informed of medical conditions that can impact their lives, as well as identifying ways to manage and treat those conditions.
As such, the month of September is Peripheral Artery Disease Awareness Month, where the medical community raises awareness about the onset and effects that peripheral artery disease can cause in the body. This disease is a chronic circulatory condition that is developed after narrowed arteries reduce blood flow to the arms or the legs, causing pain while walking or moving other limbs. It’s usually a buildup of fatty deposits in the arteries that can lead to atherosclerosis, which itself increases the risk of developing peripheral artery disease.
Risk factors that can increase the onset of this disease include individuals of increasing age and those suffering from obesity, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and high levels of amino acids that increase the risk of other conditions such as coronary artery disease. As such, part of the work we do about raising awareness is teaching our patients about ways of preventing the disease.
Some ways you can practice prevention of the disease include:
- Reducing or stopping smoking
- Controlling blood sugar and dietary habits
- Managing diabetes and other chronic conditions
- Eating foods that are low in saturated fats.
- Getting regular exercise and movement
- Maintain a healthy weight
- Managing blood pressure and cholesterol
- Taking prescribed medication if needed.
Consulting with a medical professional is the best first step you can take to start preventing peripheral artery disease, and it’s our job at Soleil Surgical to raise awareness about the disease and start making the right lifestyle changes to prevent it. We have the right team to help guide you through the risks and concerns you may have, and work to prevent chronic conditions from affecting your life.
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