How to Lower your Risk of PAD at Home
Photo Courtesy: Canva If left untreated, Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD) can lead to some pretty serious consequences such as heart attack, stroke, gangrene, and even limb amputation. PAD can also be difficult to diagnose as it is often mistaken for something else. Health Conditions Related to PAD: Individuals suffering from PAD can also be afflicted with other health conditions. Coronary Artery Disease (CAD), for example, is the most [...]
The Best Exercises for Peripheral Artery Disease
Are you suffering from chronic pain in your legs, feet, & ankles? If so, you may be suffering from Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD). This circulatory condition occurs when excess plaque buildup accumulates in the artery walls. It can cause leg pain, muscle cramps & cold feet. Peripheral artery disease is extremely common, affecting one in five patients over age 60. There are many ways to combat the effects associated with [...]
Varicose Veins in the Feet- What is the Cause?
Varicose veins in the feet are bulging veins that run just beneath the surface of the skin. They are engorged, twisted, & typically dark blue in appearance. Varicose veins can be found anywhere on your body but occur most commonly in the legs & feet. While varicose veins do not usually warrant a cause for serious medical concern, they can be unsightly, uncomfortable, & a point of insecurity for you. [...]
Are There Genicular Artery Embolization Side Effects?
Are you living with the painful symptoms associated with osteoarthritis (OA) of the knee? You may have even tried to alleviate your discomfort with treatment methods like surgical procedures or medications to no avail. If so, a minimally invasive alternative treatment option available to combat osteoarthritis (OA) of the knee is genicular artery embolization. During this procedure, a vascular specialist redirects blood flow in the knee to alleviate painful symptoms. [...]
Can Uterine Fibroids Cause Weight Gain?
As women approach the height of their childbearing years, they may start to notice some unusual changes, such as heavy menstrual flow, increased menstrual cramping, abdominal pain, and difficult urination. If any of these symptoms are applicable to you, you may be experiencing Uterine Fibroids. In addition to all these other uncomfortable symptoms, you could also notice weight gain in your abdominal region. Can Uterine Fibroids cause weight gain? The [...]
How does a Prostate Artery Embolization work?
Age-related health conditions are often inevitable, especially in men over the age of 50. Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH), for example, is seen in about 50% of men over 50-years-old and up to 90% of men over 80-years-old. Also referred to as enlarged prostate, BPH occurs when, as the name suggests, the prostate and its surrounding tissue expand. As the gland expands, it can squeeze the urethra and thicken the walls [...]
PAD Treatment: Bypass Grafting vs. Angiogram with Intervention
PAD Treatments Are you suffering from pain in your legs while you are walking? If so, you may have peripheral arterial disease, or PAD. One in every 20 Americans over the age of 50 are affected by PAD- making this condition extremely common, but treatable. Treatments for peripheral arterial disease can help to alleviate painful symptoms. Patients may experience leg pain, leg cramps, or foot ulcers. PAD treatment includes Bypass [...]
How to Treat Osteoarthritis (OA) of the Knee
Osteoarthritis (OA) of the knee, also known as the “wear and tear disease,” currently affects over 10 million Americans. It is the most common form of arthritis as 1 in 2 adults will develop the condition at some point in their lifetime. The commonality of this condition makes minimally invasive treatment options a top priority. Here at Pedes Orange County, we offer an alternative to the typical treatment options for [...]
Are Hypertension and PAD Linked?
What is PAD? Peripheral arterial disease (PAD) is a circulatory condition that occurs when there is excessive plaque build-up on the arterial walls, causing the arteries to narrow. This fatty plaque buildup is also known as atherosclerosis. Plaque is an unhealthy combination of fat, cholesterol, cellular waste, calcium, and proteins that cause blood clotting. When plaque accumulates in the arteries, it becomes hard and stiff, leading to atherosclerosis and PAD. [...]
Are Women at Higher Risk for Varicose Veins?
What are varicose veins? Varicose veins are bulging veins that run just beneath the surface of the skin. These veins will commonly appear on the legs and feet. They are a result of malfunctioning valves in inside the unhealthy vein. When these valves malfunction, blood is not pushed upwards back towards the heart. Instead, unhealthy valves cause blood to flow backward. The blood then pools and causes the vein to [...]
Chronic Venous Insufficiency – Signs, Symptoms, & Complications
Studies show that chronic venous insufficiency, CVI, is prevalent in up to 40% of U.S. adults. CVI is a vascular condition that affects the way in which blood flows properly throughout your body. Your arteries and veins are key components in your vascular system. They work consistently with your heart to ensure that your body’s organs & tissues are getting exactly what they need. Arteries carry oxygenated, nutrient-rich blood [...]
Is there a link between smoking and Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD)?
What is PAD? Peripheral arterial disease (PAD) develops when excessive plaque accumulates in the arteries. As a result, blood flow is restricted, especially in the lower extremities such as the legs, feet, and ankles. Patients afflicted with PAD will typically receive arterial treatments or peripheral arterial treatment to help restore their weakened arteries and are encouraged by their physicians to practice healthy habits at home to combat the painful and [...]
Everything You Need to Know About Cutera Excel V Laser System
Millions of people are afflicted with vascular skin conditions, such as spider veins, reticular veins, rosacea, and telangiectasia. These conditions result in broken blood vessels, lesions, and discoloration. The Excel V laser system is a new and effective non-invasive approach to treating these vascular skin conditions with the safety and comfort of the patient in mind. Individuals affected by these dermatological conditions usually report self-consciousness and reduced confidence, which affects [...]
Meet the Newest Member of our Team: Dr. Jalil Kalantari, M.D., MSc
Pedes Orange County is pleased to announce the incorporation of a new staff member into our multidisciplinary team of medical professionals to accommodate the growth of our thriving practice. Jalil Kalantari, M.D., MSc, is a vascular and embolization specialist who utilizes his expertise to focus on endovascular procedures. For his undergraduate education, Dr. Kalantari attended the University of Western Ontario, London, Canada. Upon completion in 2008, he graduated with Dean’s [...]
How GAE can Provide Long-Term Relief for the “Wear and Tear” Disease
Everyone experiences occasional muscle tenderness or joint pain. Sometimes it can be from stress, fatigue, or even dehydration. Most of the time, slight muscle aches are nothing to be too worried about. However, symptoms as common as these can, occasionally, warrant some cause for concern. Osteoarthritis, also known as the “wear and tear” disease, is the most common form of arthritis. Osteoarthritis of the knee affects millions of people worldwide. [...]
What You Need to Know About Prostatic Artery Embolization (PAE)?
As people age, certain health problems are almost inevitable. Hearing loss, achy joints, and even cognitive decline soon become a part of life. Another condition that may come with age-related health concerns is Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia. Also called BPH, it affects more than 3 million men in America every year who look to physicians for treatments like prostatic artery embolization. The prostate gland is located just beneath the bladder. Serving [...]
Are you Suffering from Uterine Fibroids? Keep Reading to Learn More
As women approach the height of their childbearing years, they can begin to experience heavy menstruation cycles, extended menstruation cycles, pelvic pain, back pain, leg pain, and difficult urination. These symptoms can be alarming for young women, but what could be causing them? The answer is likely Uterine Fibroids. Uterine fibroids are non-cancerous, muscular tumors that grow within the walls of the uterus. Fibroids are extremely common, with over [...]
Continuity of care
We want to make sure that you receive the best possible care throughout your entire treatment at Pedes. We may provide a nurse to come to your home before and after your procedure to take labs and make sure that everything is properly prepared for your speedy recovery. We may also ask that you return to Pedes Orange County in order to monitor your progress and follow up on [...]
Please feel free to call us at any time. Our nurses and doctors are always available and eager to answer any questions you may have. We also place a high priority on communicating with other physicians in your care network. We are committed to working closely with your referring doctor and other specialists you see so that everyone is on the same page.
Our goal is to teach you everything you need to know about your vascular disease and how we plan to safely and effectively get you back on your feet. We make sure we spend enough time with you in the office walking through our recommended steps for treatment so that you feel comfortable and ready to take the next steps. We have also provided extensive information here on Pedes Orange [...]