Arteriosclerosis obliterans is a medical condition where the abdominal aorta (largest artery in the abdominal cavity) and small and medium-sized arteries in the lower extremities are narrowed or blocked. The condition can be mild or severe. In mild cases, patients experience fatigue and pain in major muscles groups that are constantly being used. In severe cases, patients can suffer from critical limb ischemia where severe pain is felt in the feet and legs even when they are not moving.
Patients with arteriosclerosis obliterans can obtain comprehensive, holistic treatment in Southeast Asian countries such as Singapore, Thailand, and Malaysia. These countries have the best medical infrastructure in the region. They feature several world-class hospitals that are fully equipped with advanced diagnostic equipment and modern laboratories that are useful in ensuring that the condition is properly diagnosed. These countries also boast a long list of highly qualified endovascular surgeons with many years of experience. Some have even trained or practiced in the United States and/or European countries, bringing with them advanced knowledge and innovative medical solutions to Southeast Asia.
Treatment for arteriosclerosis obliterans focuses on reducing the size of the artery and removing blockage so normal blood flow can be restored. In mild cases, these can be achieved with the use of medications and adopting a healthier, more active lifestyle. For severe cases, surgery and endovascular treatment are typically recommended.
Patients with arteriosclerosis obliterans who decide to come to Southeast Asia can expect not just accurate diagnosis and comprehensive treatment that meets international standards but also exceptional nursing care. However, this does not mean spending a fortune. When compared to Western countries where the level of care is basically the same, the cost of modern health care in Southeast Asia is up to 75% cheaper.