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By Dr. Eric Peters, D.P.M.
September 28, 2015
Category: Foot Doctor

Your foot doctor in White Plains can quickly diagnose your vascular disease so you can get the treatment you deserve.

Has you been diagnosed with vascular disease? Are you experiencing circulatory issues including numbness in your feet? Then it’s vascular diseasetime you turned to your White Plains podiatrist Dr. Eric Peters, who offers BioMedix vascular testing to offer you the best custom treatment plan you can find.

What is vascular disease?

The circulatory system is responsible for transporting vital nutrients throughout the body including water, oxygen and blood. Vascular disease is any condition that affects the circulatory system. Each vessel’s role is to carry blood to parts of the body, while arteries carry blood away from the heart. What makes vascular disease so dangerous is that it can clog or narrow arteries, veins or vessels, making it more difficult for blood to pass through to all areas of the body including the heart.

Some of the most common types of vascular disease include,

  • Peripheral artery disease
  • Chronic Venous Insufficiency
  • Aneurysm
  • Kidney Artery Disease
  • Raynaud’s Disease
  • Peripheral Venous Disease
  • Blood Clotting Disorders
  • Lymphedema
  • Buerger’s Disease

What are the risk factors for vascular diseases like peripheral artery disease?

Those over the age of 65 are at an increased risk for developing vascular disease, as well as those who have been diagnosed with diabetes, high blood pressure or high cholesterol. Smokers are also at risk. While some patients may notice leg pain or foot discolorations, not everyone will experience symptoms. That’s why it’s important that if you have any of these risk factors that you see your White Plains foot doctor for testing.

What is BioMedix vascular testing?

The goal of BioMedix technology is to provide early detection and prevention of two of the most common types of vascular disease: peripheral artery disease and chronic venous insufficiency. This non-invasive diagnostic procedure is able to quickly determine the presence of these vascular diseases and can be performed in as little as 15 to 20 minutes right here in our office. The major advantage is that this diagnostic tool can help your White Plains podiatrist determine whether medical or surgical treatment is required.

In just a few clicks, a patient’s medical history, risk factors, demographics and test data can be sent safely and securely to a vascular specialist. This cuts the time required in half, as we won’t need to send your test results to a special lab. Through the internet, our vascular specialist can quickly interpret your results and give us insight into the best treatment options for you.