By Yollo Wellness
Peripheral Artery Disease
or PAD is a disease that affects the blood vessels outside the brain and heart, causing them to narrow. This restricts the blood flow to the arms, legs, kidneys or stomach and many don’t know they have it. PAD is a very serious condition that has been linked to heart attack and stroke if it’s not treated. PAD doesn’t happen overnight. It is a disease process that occurs to some degree or another in everyone. The longer you live, the more time plaque has to build up in your arteries.
PAD is caused by a build-up of fatty deposits, or plaque inside the arteries that carry blood from the heart to other parts of the body. When arteries become partly or completely blocked with plaque, the flow of blood is restricted, which interferes with the delivery of oxygen and nutrients that your muscles and organs need to work properly. When you walk, climb stairs, play tennis, or are physically active in any way, your muscles and organs require even more blood that usual.
Like most of us, you have probably had your share of aches and pains. Sometimes you can attribute them to a specific event such as helping a friend move a heavy piece of furniture or pulling a muscle after bowling for the first time in years. Other times the pain comes on more gradually. You might think it’s just another sign that you’re getting older, As you age, especially if you have other health concerns, such as diabetes, it’s important to tell your doctor about all your aches and pains, especially if you have cramping, fatigue, heaviness, tightness, or weakness in the legs while walking, running, climbing stairs or engaging in other activities. These could be symptoms of peripheral artery disease.
Too often, people think the pain they feel is part of the aging process and they don’t get help as early as they should.
YOLLO Wellness Center main mission is to provide healing for the mind, body and spirit in an educational and passionate environment. YOLLO facility utilizes the highest quality of FDA approved equipment for the most precise results. They utilize a team of Medical Physicians and Consultants from around the United States as well as South West Florida to provide a protocol best for their patients to heal.
Digital Infrared Thermal Imaging ( DITI )
is based on a careful analysis of skin and tissue temperatures. It is a non-invasive screening procedure that allows patients to see where there is abnormal chemical and blood vessel activity in body tissue. It looks at blood flow patterns and inflammation which can assess pain anywhere in the body or detect early warning signs for disease very early in its development. DITI may be a prognostic tool for the detection, diagnosis, and prognosis of peripheral artery and vascular disease and neurological disorders.
DITI is a comfortable, radiation free, non-compression and painless procedure. There is no contact with the body.
Your thermal images are used to help diagnose and monitor pain or pathology in any part of your body. DITI uses the technology of a medical grade infrared camera and state of the art software to achieve its images. DITI Scan picture tells your body’s story…Where you have pain and what is causing your pain . DITI is an essential procedure that can alert patients before severe damage occurs within their bodies and help target areas that need immediate attention throughout your body.
The use of oxygen at a level higher than one atmospheric pressure enhances the body’s natural healing process. With HBOT oxygen is absorbed into all of the body’s fluids, the plasma, the central nervous system fluids, the lymph, and the bone and can be carried to areas where circulation is diminished or blocked. A higher concentration of oxygen can reach all of the damaged tissues and the body can support its own healing process.
The flow of oxygen through blood vessels into organs and other body tissues is essential to the quality of our lives and to life. Hyperbaric oxygen treatment at YOLLO Wellness Center is now giving many people with vascular disease and Peripheral artery disease another treatment option. Patients with various stages of PAD, ranging from mild pain on walking to severe pain at rest can benefit from HBOT.
Benefits of hyperbaric oxygen therapy for PAD patients:
. Improves tissue oxygenation and elimination of toxic substances, that were accumulated due to poor circulation
. Relieves pain
. Reduces swelling and inflammation
. Improves sensitivity and reduces numbness
. Triggers new capillary formation for improves circulation and blood supply
. Improves quality of blood and prevents blood clotting
Is your clean, healthy eating causing plaque to build up in your arteries?
When your immune system is activated by problem foods it can cause a wide range of symptoms.
The ALCAT is a special type of test that uses a unique technology to measure how blood cells react to about 200 different common foods and chemicals that are in our environment ALCAT tests can identify certain foods that you may be intolerant to and should eliminate from your diet to detoxify the body and stop chronic inflammation which in turn will help prevent diseases such as Peripheral Artery Disease and also help those already suffering from the disease to eat healthier as they live their daily lives.