A study by Bowker et al, 2001 in the Diabetic Foot states that mortality following a lower limb amputation ranges from 13-40% at 1 year to 39-80% at 5 years. These statistics show that if the vascular disease is recognized in the earliest of stages, then a patient can avoid premature death, lead a healthier life without the associated complications from vascular disease.
Looking after our vascular system does not only require a balanced diet, exercising and avoiding known risk factors but also to encourage individuals to carry out screening with their Podiatrist periodically. Addressing these symptoms when they first appear will prevent the likelihood of early onset disease. At East Coast Podiatry, our team of lower limb specialists can offer not only a consultation but assessment and further treatment if necessary.
We hope that all of you and your loved ones have been healthy and safe during the Circuit Breaker. With the lifting of Circuit Breaker restrictions from 2nd of June 2020, our clinics will be open 9am to 6pm, Monday through Saturday.
We will continue to provide you with the best possible care available while maintaining the highest possible health and safety standards for the well-being of our patients and staff.
Please call us if you have any questions or concerns about your care, we are always ready to help!
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