BEWARE IF YOU ARE SUFFERING FROM LEG PAIN WHILE WALKING!

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BEWARE IF YOU ARE SUFFERING FROM LEG PAIN WHILE WALKING!

Leg that can occur even during very short-distance walks, passing with rest but starting again with movement, causing movement restrictions in people are popularly described as walking pain. Walking pain, the most obvious feature of which is that it starts during walking and passes when you rest; especially it gets worse when going up and down stairs and downhill. Since these leg pains can be caused by significant vascular blockages, people who experience complaints should definitely undergo a Turkish doctor’s check-up.

The most obvious feature is that walking pain that begins during walking and passes when resting can occur even during very short-distance walks, causing movement restrictions in people, it passes with rest, but it starts again with movement. This type of pain is popularly called pain. Walking pains that pass when you rest are exacerbated, especially when going up and down stairs and slopes. So what causes walking pains, can there be serious underlying problems? Turkey Medicals member and Acibadem Radiologist Professor Doctor gave information about the causes and treatment of walking pains.

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WHAT CAUSES PAIN IN THE LEG, WHAT IS THE UNDERLYING MECHANISM?

“The arteries in our legs function like pipes that carry clean blood to our muscles. In muscle, the leg arteries expand to meet the muscles’ increased oxygen and energy needs. Plaque formation on the vessel wall, which we call atherosclerosis, leads to very serious vascular stenosis in some patients for reasons such as smoking, blood pressure, diabetes, cholesterol levels.” Each vessel in the body has its share of plaque formation on the vessel wall called atherosclerosis and causes different complaints in different organs in the patient. Here, the increased blood of the muscles during walking cannot be met adequately due to the strictures created by these plaques in the vein and causes pain. As the amount of stenosis in the arteries increases, muscle pains occur at a shorter walking distance. The presence of walking pain in people of middle and older age, people with high blood pressure and people with diseases such as diabetes can be a harbinger of serious vascular stenosis.

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WHICH DEPARTMENT SHOULD THOSE WITH WALKING PAIN APPLY TO?

“The developing technology and new techniques make it possible to treat even stenoses or blockages of arteries with closed surgery. Interventional radiology outpatient clinics are one of the shortest ways you can apply for a quick diagnosis of your disease and for the regulation of your treatment without delay. So much so that if a patient with transplant diseases such as middle or advanced age, blood pressure, diabetes also complains of walking pain, he can contact the Interventional Radiology outpatient clinic directly, saying, “my leg veins probably have a narrowing.” Interventional radiologists are physicians specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of vascular diseases.” How is leg pain caused by arteries diagnosed? Stating that the first step that needs to be done for diagnosis is doppler ultrasound examination, Prof. Dr. states that a doppler ultrasound examination in Turkey should definitely be performed by a radiologist. With a good doppler ultrasound examination, narrowed or blocked areas in your veins are detected and reported. If necessary, stenosis of the veins can be viewed in more detail with medication given through the arm using methods such as computed tomography. Now what needs to be done after that is appropriate choice of treatment.

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HOW IS LEG PAIN CAUSED BY ARTERIES TREATED?

In the treatment process, angiographic methods are usually used, which are performed by entering through the inguinal vein. This procedure is known as closed surgery, and is performed by an interventional radiologist in angiography units in sterile conditions in an environment that is almost like an operating room. Vascular strictures and blockages are treated with this method with balloon or stent applications, most often in one session. These operations are performed with a small incision of the skin, such as a pinhole. With this treatment, which is performed by closed surgery, the patient is discharged the next day and can return to his daily job.

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WHY SHOULD THE TREATMENT OF WALKING PAINS NOT BE NEGLECTED?

Stating that the period when the treatment can be done most easily is the earliest period when the problem is detected, Prof. Dr. “Treatment that is not performed on time leads to longer strictures or complete blockages, ” says. This can make the treatment more difficult and difficult. In patients who are not treated during this period, pain called resting pain may begin over time. The patient feels pain even when he is not moving. And this requires immediate treatment. Neglected strictures / blockages can lead foot wounds after a while, which is one of the conditions that require urgent intervention. In the presence of foot wounds, especially in diabetic patients, it is necessary to intervene without losing any time. If it is neglected after the wound is formed, it leads to gangrene of the toes. At this point, the process of removing gangrenous tissue called amputation by cutting may become mandatory.

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President of Organ Transplant Center at MedicalPark Hospital Antalya

Turkey's world-renowned organ transplant specialist. Dr. Demirbaş has 104 international publications and 102 national publications.

Physician's Resume:

Born on August 7, 1963 in Çorum, Prof. Dr. Alper Demirbaş has been continuing his work as the President of MedicalPark Antalya Hospital Organ Transplantation Center since 2008.

Prof. who performed the first tissue incompatible kidney transplant in Turkey, the first blood type incompatible kidney transplant, the first kidney-pancreas transplant program and the first cadaveric donor and live donor liver transplant in Antalya. Dr. As of August 2016, Alper Demirbaş has performed 4900 kidney transplants, 500 liver transplants and 95 pancreas transplants.

In addition to being the chairman of 6 national congresses, he has also been an invited speaker at 12 international and 65 national scientific congresses. Dr. Alper Demirbaş was married and the father of 1 girl and 1 boy.

Awards:

Eczacibasi Medical Award of 2002, Akdeniz University Service Award of 2005, Izder Medical Man of the Year Award of 2006, BÖHAK Medical Man of the Year Award of 2007, Sabah Mediterranean Newspaper Scientist of the Year Award of 2007, ANTIKAD Scientist of the Year Award of 2009, Social Ethics Association Award of 2010, Işık University Medical Man of the Year Award of 2015, VTV Antalya's Brand Value Award of 2015.

Certificates:

Doctor of Medicine Degree Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine Ankara, General Surgeon Ministry of Health Turkey EKFMG (0-477-343-8), University of Miami School of Medicine Member of Multiple Organ Transplant, ASTS Multiorgan Transplant Scholarship. Lecturer at Kyoto University. Lecturer at University of Essen, Research assistant at the University of Cambridge .

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American Society of Transplant Surgeons, American Transplantation Society Nominated, Middle East and Southern Africa Council Transplantation Society 2007, International Liver Transplantation Association, Turkish Transplantation Association, Turkish Society of Surgery, Turkish Hepatobiliary Surgery Association.

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