What is Peripheral Arterial Disease? Peripheral arterial disease (PAD) is due to atherosclerosis – a progressive disease that involves the hardening and narrowing of the arteries due to a gradual buildup of plaque (fatty deposits). PAD occurs in the arteries outside of the heart (called peripheral arteries). Peripheral arterial disease (PAD) affects millions of people in the United States, most of whom are not aware that they have the disease. PAD interferes with lifestyle by decreasing walking ability, and slowing healing to the affected areas. As blood flow and therefore oxygen supply progress, the affected area becomes less able to cope with the activities of ordinary everyday life, more amenable to scratches, infections, and eventually to cell death (gangrene). Atherosclerosis affects the whole body, and people with PAD also have a markedly increased risk of heart attack, stroke and death. A patient with PAD has about five times the risk of dying of a heart attack or stro...
It's well known that removing the meniscus from the knee causes joint damage. This pad of thick cartilage between the main bones of the knee has many important jobs. It acts as a shock absorber, helps lubricate the joint, and gives added stability to the knee. Knowing all this about the meniscus, doctors are looking for ways to save a damaged meniscus. Efforts to preserve or replace a torn meniscus are underway. One new method is to implant replacement tissue to the area of damage. This is an important discovery for patients who have lost most or all of the entire meniscus. It's not clear whether these grafts can prevent or delay arthritic changes in the joint. According to researchers, the graft does help the area heal and replace the cartilage. The patient gets pain relief and improved function. However, scientists think this may not be the same as having normal function of the meniscus for the rest of life. Doctors advise careful selection of patients for this treatment. The ideal pa...
Generic Name: METHYLSALICYLATE/MENTHOL - TOPICAL Pronounced: (METH-ill-sal-ISS-ill-ate/MEN-thall) Muscle Rub Top Uses
This product is used to treat minor aches and pains of the
muscles/joints (e.g., arthritis, backache, sprains). Menthol and methyl
salicylate are known as counterirritants. They work by causing the skin to feel
cool and then warm. These feelings on the skin distract you from feeling the
aches/pains deeper in your muscles, joints, and tendons.
How To Use Muscle Rub Top
Follow all directions on the product package. If you are
uncertain about any of the information, consult your doctor or
This medication is for use on the skin only. Do not apply
near the eyes, mouth, nose, or genitals, and be careful not to touch those
areas while the medication is on your hands. If you do get the medication in
those areas, flush with plenty of water. Wash your hands well before inserting
If you are usin...
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