Our new office in Tarzana will be welcoming patients from 1st January

We're now offering Saturday appointments at the Chino and Upland offices. House calls and Telehealth visits are available for qualified patients. We are also
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Circulation Diseases

circulation diseases

Circulatory System Diseases

Unfortunately, more than 10% of men and 9% of women in America are diagnosed with some form of circulation disease every year. And, because of its critical nature, infected circulatory system can be life-threatening.

According to the American Heart Association,

“Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of loss of life in the United States. Because of its immensity and critical nature, it is one of the systems of the body most prone to disease”.

The circulatory system is a complex network of blood vessels that work together with the recurring pumping of the heart. The system is responsible for the flow of blood, oxygen, hormones, nutrients, and other gases to and from cells. Any complication affecting the circulatory system can affect the blood circulation, decrease perfusion of blood throughout the body and even threaten the entire functionality of organs.

The actual cause of a circulatory disease is unknown in medical science. But, people who have family members with a circulatory disease are more likely to develop one themselves. Obesity also increases the likelihood of developing circulatory disorders.


The Common Circulatory System Diseases

  1. Dengue

Dengue, a mosquito-borne fever, is the most common circulatory system disease, characterized by extreme pain in the joints.

  1. Hemophilia

Hemophilia is a genetic bleeding ailment caused by a deficiency of factor VIII. If left untreated, it can lead to severe anemia or even loss of life.

  1. Hypertension

Hypertension, commonly called high blood pressure, is another common circulation disease. It occurs when the body’s smaller blood vessels contract, causing the blood to apply more pressure against the vessel walls to maintain the pressure. Unfortunately, one in every three Americans is dealing with hypertension.

  1. Leukemia

Leukemia is a circulatory system disease characterized by the overgrowth of white blood cells in the circulation or bone marrow. It is a cancer of the blood-forming tissues that need medical care.


The common symptoms of circulatory system disease 

  • Pain in chest
  • Shortness of breath.
  • Discomfort, unresponsiveness, faintness or coldness in legs or arms


The treatment of circulatory diseases at Empire Foot & Ankle (EFA)

Imbalanced circulation can cause problems with your legs and feet too. Empire Foot and Ankle can help you deal with all conditions that cause you to have ‘bad’ legs and feet due to poor circulation related issues. When you come to us, they evaluate your conditions, study your medical history, and offer you the best treatment

We are open to treat your foot and ankle pathologies during these unprecedented time.
Safety of our patients is our priority. We are following all the CDC guidelines and taking all necessary precautions to ensure your safety when in the office. In addition to our routine and sanitizing procedures, we also follow these measures:

  • Screening patient via the phone during scheduling and upon arrival to the office.
  • We enforce and practice social distancing: No waiting in the waiting room as all patients entering the office directly go into a private treatment room.
  • Sanitizing of all high traffic and high touch areas after each patient leaves our office.
  • Our doctors and staff are fully equipped with personal protection equipment, and if needed, these equipments will be given to the patients as well.
  • We must keep vulnerable patients out of the ER and hospitals. We are answering the phones 24/7 for urgent matters as our phone line is routed to our cell phone.
  • In some cases, we also provide Telemedicine and conduct Home Visits.
  • We try to give same day appointments during this time.