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What You Need to Know About Peripheral Vascular Disease
For many patients, vascular conditions and chronic wounds affecting the legs and feet can be related. Coordinated care at Southwest Healthcare System can provide the comprehensive treatment approach that is needed. An example is peripheral artery disease (PAD), which occurs when plaque builds up in the arteries and restricts blood flow to the legs. If left untreated, PAD can cause pain in the legs and lead to wounds that do not heal. In severe cases, PAD may lead to amputation and also...
Help for Non Healing Wounds
Millions of people suffer needlessly from chronic, non-healing wounds — such as those caused by diabetes, poor circulation, injuries and other conditions. Most wounds can be treated successfully by a primary care physician. However, when wounds have not healed after several weeks, they may require specialized care. The Inland Valley Wound Care Program offers advanced treatment options for chronic wounds. Listen as Dr. Mazin Khateeb, MD, the Medical Director of Wound Care at Southwest...