Learn to Recognize the Signs of Peripheral Arterial Disease

48215125 S Diabetes Peripheral Neuropathy Nerves Damage Legs FeetIf you take a look at the middle word of “peripheral arterial disease,” you get a hint of the body part affected: your arteries. Specifically, it means the arteries at the periphery of your body – the parts furthest away from the heart, especially in your lower leg, ankle, and foot. When fatty deposits called plaque build up in these arteries, blood has a hard…

The Importance of Exercise for Type 2 Diabetics

42109761 Senior African American Woman Exercising In ParkYou’d have to be living under a rock since the 1950s or so to not have heard that physical activity and exercise are beneficial to every individual’s health and longevity. Some of the benefits we’re all familiar with include increased energy enhanced mood improved cardiovascular health keeping off unwanted extra pounds maintaining strong muscles and bones minimizing the risk of falling These benefits all ring…

12 Tips for Avoiding Weight Gain This Thanksgiving

15925713 M Thanksgiving Turkey PieIf we’re fortunate enough to spread the table with turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, gravy, cranberry sauce, and all our other favorites at Thanksgiving, it can be tempting to say “Ah, the heck with it, it’s only one meal, I’ll eat what I want.” But Thanksgiving can knock you off your diet track faster than you can say “Amen.” It’s possible to eat 2 or 3…

5 Things Your Feet Depend On

13367392 Studio Shot Of A Young Woman Massaging Her Right FootLike other parts of our body, our feet are absolutely dependent on us to take good care of them. Today, Dr. Megan L. Oltmann and Dr. Craig B. Frey, the qualified podiatrists at Foot & Ankle Associates of Cleveland, want to focus on three areas of care that are within our control: A healthy weight. Most people underestimate the extent to which our body weight…