An angiologist is a specialist who diagnoses and treats people who have diseases of the veins, arteries and lymph vessels. Patients with severely healing wounds or chronic venous insufficiency should visit Angilog. It is also the most common disease that angiologists deal with, commonly known as varicose veins of the lower extremities. There are only 160 doctors in UK angiologists, hardly anyone chooses this specialization. This is not a good situation for patients as approximately 40% of patients across the UK suffer from chronic venous insufficiency. It is about 15 million people who have a problem with this unpleasant disease of the veins.
There are quite a few NHS and private angiologists in the UK who look after the problems of patients from two groups of these conditions. One of them is arterial disease, which comes from acquired atherosclerosis, which greatly complicates the blood supply to the limbs. This may be due to a narrowing of the carotid artery, the artery of the kidneys, and the arteries of the viscera. Diabetic foot is very often the result of narrowing of the arteries and poor blood supply.
The angiologist works with a phlebologist, diabetologist, vascular surgeon and immunologist. After diagnosing the patient's disease, this specialist treats the patient or issues a referral to another specialist who will treat the health problems.
You should visit an angiologist if you notice such problems as:
lack of feeling in the legs,
swelling of the legs,
These symptoms can be problems with the circulation that should be immediately reported to an internist who will probably refer you to an angiologist. We can also feel pain behind the breastbone, a strong cough or shortness of breath, which can cause pulmonary embolism.
Are you wondering what the Angiologist does?
The angiologist deals with such diseases as:
vascular system tumors,
acute limb ischemia,