SPS Apollo Hospitals Launches Diabetic Foot Clinic
Author(s): City Air NewsSPS Apollo Hospitals Ludhiana on Thursday launches regions one of the most advanced Diabetic Foot Clinic in Ludhiana. Ludhiana, January 2, 2014: SPS Apollo Hospitals Ludhiana the leading healthcare service provider...
Ludhiana, January 2, 2014: SPS Apollo Hospitals Ludhiana the leading healthcare service provider of the region, today launched regions one of the most advanced Diabetic Foot Clinic in Ludhiana. The Clinic will have the expertise of leading clinicians including Dr. Ashish Gupta, Senior Consultant, Department of Plastic Surgery, SPS Apollo Hospitals, Ludhiana and Dr. Ramanbir Singh, Senior Consultant, Department of Endocrinology, SPS Apollo Hospitals. Present along with the doctors during the launch were Dr. GL Avasthi, Director Medical Services, SPS Apollo Hospitals, Ludhiana and Dr. Kapil Chib, Joint Director Medical Services, SPS Apollo Hospitals, Ludhiana.
According to Dr. Ashish Gupta, when a person suffers from diabetes, their chances of developing foot problems increase. Diabetic foot conditions tend to develop from a combination of causes including poor circulation and neuropathy. It is important to place importance on proper foot care for diabetes in order to prevent foot related injuries.
"The feet are the area of the body that are most commonly prone to injury and infection if a person suffers from diabetes. Diabetic foot complications are usually the result of neuropathy, poor circulation and a lower resistance to infection. By receiving regular podiatric care, patients can ensure the health of their feet while managing diabetes” added Dr. Ashish Gupta.
To avoid serious foot problems that can result in more serious complications such as amputation, the Diabetic foot clinic at SPS Apollo Hospitals offers several guidelines for patients. Patients with diabetes should inspect their feet daily and wash their feet in lukewarm water. Diabetic foot care should also include moisturising, cutting nails carefully and wearing clean, dry socks.
"Some of the simplest acts can save a person's feet from damage. From shaking out your shoes and feeling inside them before wearing, to never walking barefoot or not smoking, it is important for people with diabetes to take every precaution available to ensure their health," said Dr. Ramanbir Singh.
Dr. Kapil Chib, Joint Medical Director said, “Diabetic Foot Clinic at SPS Apollo Hospital is one of the few clinics in North India which caters to the ever increasing number of patients of diabetes and strives in preventing amputations secondary to diabetic foot infections. Facilities of Podo Scan, Vibrometer, Vascular Dopler and an expert advice by leading endocrinologists and plastic surgeons of the region under one roof are probably one of the most advanced in Punjab.”
With a diabetic foot, small wounds such as a blister from wearing shoes that are too tight can cause severe damage. With diabetes, blood flow is decreased, which creates a slow healing process for injuries. Patients should inspect your feed on a daily basis, looking out for puncture wounds, bruises, pressure areas, redness, and nail problems. If a patient cannot see his or her own feet, it is important to get a friend or relative to help or to use a mirror. Upon immediate recognition of any symptoms, it is vital that patients contact a specialist immediately, according to Dr. Ramanbir Singh. The sooner a patient brings attention to his or her ailments, the sooner their feet can be brought back to proper health and further prevention can be performed. Early prevention and treatment can help diabetic patients to maintain their foot health.// ludhiana news online, ludhiana news in English, ludhiana news, ludhiana current news, ludhiana news live, Ludhiana breaking news, Ludhiana headlines, Ludhiana latest news, punjab news, india news, punjab news live, punjab news online, punjab news, punjab news headlines, punjab breaking news, india news, punjab news,