Dr. Zayyat will discuss the different kind of leg pain, the causes and when to seek medical help. His talk is part of a series of morning activities aimed at mall walkers.
"There are many different causes of leg pain. Often times, people can minimize what they are feeling and miss the potential for a serious underlying issue," Dr. Zayyat said.
Vascular diseases involve the circulatory system, including heart, brain and legs. It is the result of artery blockage caused by the buildup of plaque, which reduces blood flow to the arms, legs and abdominal organs.
Dr. Zayyat is a board certified vascular surgeon at MacNeal Hospital with 15 years of experience in vascular conditions. Dr. Zayyat treats vascular disease affecting the aorta, visceral vessels, extremities (PAD) and carotid arteries.
MacNeal Hospital is one of the sponsors of the mall walkers event, which will be held Thursday, April 126, 8 – 10 am. Dr. Zayyat will speak at 8:50 am, followed by a Q&A. Other activities include breakfast, a Zumba demonstration and a raffle.