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Non-Invasive Vascular & Neuropathic Foot assessment with diagnostic tests like PVR, ABI, Podai Scan

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Non-Invasive Vascular & Neuropathy is a medical speciality that helps many diabetic people affected by neuropathic foot. If neuropathy is not effectively handled, it can result in ablation of the afflicted limb, and many disorders can be avoided with regular tests and early intervention.

Diabetic neuropathy is a nerve disorder induced by diabetes. The majority of diabetic patients suffer from neuropathy. Neuropathy develops when people have high blood sugar levels over an extended length of time. Endovascular surgery in Yeshwanthpur, Bangalore is available at Manipal Hospitals, visit today.

Symptoms of Diabetic Neuropathy

  • Tingling feeling

  • Numbness

  • Foot discomfort

  • Dizziness

  • General ailment

  • Erectile Dysfunction (ED)

Because nerve damage can occur over a long period, symptoms may be minor at first and worsen gradually. Diabetes can cause peripheral, autonomic, focal, or proximal neuropathy. When diabetic neuropathy is of the peripheral kind, it results in a diabetic foot. The feet, toes, arms, and hands are all affected by peripheral neuropathy. Because symptoms are not always visible, only a doctor can detect indications of peripheral neuropathy. People with diabetes must get their feet evaluated regularly for this reason.

Diabetic Foot

Blood arteries and nerves in the foot are affected by high blood sugar levels. Over time, this dysfunction produces a loss of feeling in the feet. Diabetes also reduces one's ability to fight infection. When these factors come together, the patient is at a higher risk of a foot injury.

Foot ulcers are common among patients. These ulcers take a long time to heal since a diabetic's immune system is compromised. Furthermore, because of the limited blood flow, no antimicrobial medication can reach the ulcer. These sores and ulcers are difficult to cure and, in some cases, need foot surgery.

With such a severe risk factor implicated, doctors recommend that all diabetes patients get periodic foot exams. This foot examination is performed utilising a test such as PVR, ABI, or Podo Scan.

Diagnosis

Pulse volume recordings(PVR) Test

A PVR test, or pulse volume recording, analyses blood flow in the legs. It assesses blood circulation in the arteries using high-frequency sound waves. A PVR test is simple, painless and non-invasive, so no needles or skin incisions are required. It's also known as a segmentation pressure test or pulse volume plethysmography.

Ankle-Brachial Index Test

An ankle-brachial index (ABI) test allows the doctor to determine how well the blood flows in the legs.

This test is used by doctors to screen for peripheral artery disease (PAD). This illness indicates that the patient has abnormalities in the vessels of the arms and legs. This causes slow blood circulation, resulting in the limbs not receiving enough oxygen.

The ABI test compares the foot blood pressure to the arm blood pressure. If the score is low on this test, the patient is most likely to have an inadequate flow of blood in the legs.

Podo scan

A Podo Scan is a simple and non-invasive diagnostic that uses plantar pressure distribution to diagnose nerve issues. It allows for the accurate and quick diagnosis of diabetic foot problems and assessment of the depth layered on foot.

Treatment procedures

Medications are used to treat conditions related to peripheral neuropathy and also to lessen peripheral neuropathy symptoms, including pain relievers, anti-seizure medications, topical treatments, antidepressants etc.

Therapies

Various therapies and procedures help to lessen the symptoms of peripheral neuropathy.

  •  Electrical nerve stimulation through the skin (TENS). Electrodes applied to the skin provide a moderate electric current with different frequencies. Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation is used for 30 minutes every day for a month.

  • People suffering from inflammatory disorders may benefit from these treatments, which help reduce immune system activity.

  • Plasma exchange is taking the blood, eliminating antigens and other proteins from it, and then reintroducing it to the body. Immune globulin treatment involves receiving large amounts of proteins that act as antibodies

  •  Physical therapy helps to improve the movements if the patient has a muscular weakness.

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