Alcoholism is a major public health issue with severe consequences, such as alcoholic neuropathy. Understand the causes, symptoms, and available treatments. Explore the disparities faced by African Americans in alcohol-related diseases and the importance of better healthcare access for effective prevention and management.
Limb amputations are life-altering procedures with significant physical, social, and mental impacts. Discover the causes, racial disparities, and the importance of vascular screening in preventing amputations. Learn why seeking multiple opinions is crucial, especially for black patients.
Explore the complexities of diabetic neuropathy, a common complication of diabetes affecting the nervous system. Learn about symptoms, treatment methodologies, and lifestyle interventions for managing this condition.
Antibiotic resistance poses a threat to healthcare advancements. Tetracyte ointment, a broad-spectrum antibiotic, fights antibiotic-resistant pathogens in chronic wounds and post-surgical conditions, offering hope for effective treatment.
Critical limb ischemia is the most severe form of PAD characterized by rest pain and non-healing ulcers, early diagnosis of CLI is critical to treatment outcomes.
The fight against diabetic foot ulcers among Blacks requires the joint effort of patients, healthcare providers, and the restructuring of healthcare. Recent research suggests that about 75% of foot ulcers are preventable.
Malfunction of venous valves causes an increase in pressure in the veins, which contributes to the formation of venous stasis ulcers. Tackling venous ulcers involves treatment options such as compression therapy, medications and surgical treatment.
There has been a significant evolution in the wound care approach over the years. Before the 1960s, healthcare professionals swore by dry wound healing – the approach of managing wounds by creating a dry wound environment.
Increased access to vascular interventions such as atherectomy and revascularization helps in preventing or reducing lower extremity amputations in people with lower extremity PAD.
While there are several causes of lower extremity amputation, one of the most prevalent is Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD). PAD is a circulatory condition that results from the narrowing of the arteries and subsequent reduced blood flow to the limbs.
While there are several causes for limb loss, the most prevalent one is Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD). PAD is a complication of diabetes that causes narrowing of the arteries and ultimately, reduced blood flow to the limbs.
The end of slavery did not mean that Blacks could now enjoy healthy lives. On the contrary, they were subjected to systematic discrimination and oppression for the 150 years since the abolishment of slavery and it continues up to date.
The choice of treatment for chronic wounds depends on the wound type. Typically, the underlying causes must be dealt with before wound healing can start. The doctor should first identify and treat the infection to determine the cause of treatment.
The history of medicine and healthcare in the United States is marked by segregation and racial injustices that have profoundly impacted the African American community.
The global epidemic that is diabetes has caused a corresponding increase in disorders and complications, and one such prevalent complication is diabetic neuropathy.
The use of regenerative therapies in wound healing is becoming popular because they require low-invasive procedures. Also, medical experts have in recent years discovered that the body has self-healing capabilities.
Avoidable lower-limb amputations increased in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Before the virus broke out, the minority groups and underserved populations already had a hard time getting quality healthcare.
Individuals who drink alcohol in excess and have been diagnosed with alcohol use disorder are likely to have alcohol neuropathy. While alcoholic neuropathy is usually not life-threatening, it significantly reduces the quality of life.
A UCLA study published in the August issue of Health Affairs found a high amputation rate in California neighborhoods with a greater concentration of households below the federal poverty line.
Most historic journals document that the first African captives were brought to the colony of Virginia about 400 years ago. While this was a turning point for slavery in the history of America
Lower extremity amputations can have a major impact on the health and quality of life of the recipient. It not only requires additional funds for rehabilitation but also prosthetic creation, management, and maintenance.