The Medical Condition of Edema and its Treatment

Normal people call it swelling, doctors call it Edema. In other words, Edema is the medical term used for swelling. When a body part swells due to any medical condition such as inflammation, infection, pregnancy, medicinal side effect, external trauma, it is because our small blood vessels leak the trapped fluid into the nearby tissues causing them to bulge outward in a rather painful manner known as Edema. It can happen anywhere, inside or outside the body.

Causes of Edema

Edema can be caused by various outward or inward agents; lack of proteins […]

2019-12-24T12:31:08+00:00December 24th, 2019|

The What, Why and How of Varicose Veins

First things first: The What

We have all experienced being stuck in a traffic jam at some point in our lives. That jam is usually caused by a problem causing blockade on the road. The blockade results in the choking of traffic on the route. In our body, our blood is like the many drivers that travel each day and the vessels or the tubes are the roads that are spread across the body. 


Veins are the roads that bring the weary travelers back home from work. Medically speaking, […]

2019-11-12T10:13:22+00:00November 12th, 2019|

October Case Study

This is a 75 year old female with a history of significant left arm swelling of a chronic nature, with heaviness, tiredness, swelling, tingling of the left arm that developed after a port placement via the left subclavian approach for her breast cancer chemotherapy.  The porta-cath was removed post-treatment.  Following this, she developed significant swelling of the left arm with symptoms as mentioned.  On physical exam. there was 5 cm circumferential differential between the left and the right arm, with left arm being larger.  Ultrasound of the left arm suggested possible left axillary […]
2019-10-08T19:21:14+00:00October 8th, 2019|

Critical Limb Ischemia

This is a patient with a history of critical limb ischemia. She had no significant out flow. She had large vascular ulcers. She had limb pain of significant nature. After recanalization and stenting, her pain finished significantly. She was then treated with sessions of hyperbaric and was managed by our wound care team and now on her way to recovery.

2019-10-01T20:08:57+00:00September 20th, 2019|