How often should you examine your feet? What is the first sign of hardening of the arteries, or arteriosclerosis?
Learn the answers to these important questions and increase your knowledge during Limb Loss and Limb Difference Awareness Month. Dr. Jim Melton, who specializes in the treatment of peripheral vascular disease (also known as peripheral artery disease), recently was featured in a segment on OKC Fox 25. Watch the segment as Dr. Melton goes over the five major risk factors for amputation, four of which can be managed and controlled through lifestyle choices. He also discusses how to be proactive and what you can do to help prevent an amputation.
The more you know, the better prepared you will be to take action and possibly save your limb or someone else’s! Explore the Prevention tag on our Thrive blog for more information.
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