Free Peripheral Artery Disease & Hernia Screening

September 14th, 2019 at 9:00 A.M

Free Peripheral Artery Disease & Hernia Screening

Saturday, September 14, 2019; 9am-1pm
Ambulatory Services Unit at CRHS (Yellow Canopy)

Given by Local General Surgeons & Columbus Regional’s Surgical Services Nursing Staff

What are the symptoms of peripheral artery disease?
 Hair loss on the feet and legs
 Pain in the thigh or calf muscles when walking or climbing stairs
 Leg weakness
 A foot or the lower leg may feel cold
 Numbness in the legs
 Brittle toenails
 You do not have to have ANY symptoms, which is why it’s so important to be screened! *

What are the symptoms of a hernia?

  • A new lump in the stomach/abdomen area
  • An ache but not tender to touch
  • May have pain before you see the lump
  • Lump increases in size when standing or when pressure is increased (such as coughing)
  • May be pushed back into the belly area unless it’s very large

 Simple, easy & painless tests!
 Requires removal of socks & shoes
 Short sleeves recommended

*A referral will be made to a General Surgeon if you are at risk.

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