Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD)

Peripheral artery disease (PAD) - also known as Peripheral Vascular Disease (PVD) is the narrowing or blockage of arteries as a result of plaque buildup. This significantly impacts blood flow to the legs and feet, and if untreated, can lead to severe pain of the lower extremities, non-healing ulcers, gangrene, critical limb ischemia and amputation.

The good news is that the majority of these complications can be prevented. At Mara, we specialize in limb salvage by opening blocked arteries and restoring the crucial blood flow to the limbs. These procedures are made more convenient by being performed by our specialist in an out-patient setting.

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uterine fibroids

Fibroids are common non-cancerous (benign) tumors in the uterus. By the age of 35 years, it is estimated that about 40% of Caucasian women and up to 60% of African American women will have uterine fibroids. Chances of developing them are also increased if a woman is heavy or if other members of her family have been diagnosed with them. Fibroids can range in size from tiny to large.

Fibroids are made up of muscle and have a large supply of blood to them. No-one knows for sure what causes fibroids but they are certainly influenced by hormones and most likely to grow faster when estrogen is highest in a woman’s middle life.

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