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What do my uma test results reflect. Uma 9.1 I have type 2 diabetes since receiving chemo in 2005. Perfect blood preasure always.

What do my uma test results reflect. Uma 9.1 I have type 2 diabetes since receiving chemo in 2005. Perfect blood preasure always.

Good Results!: Measuring the amount of Albumin in the urine is important for detecting the presence of kidney damage. Normal values are typically less than 30 mcg/mg (micrograms per milligram). A low level of Albumin in the urine is an indication that your kidneys are functioning normally. ...Read more

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Friend w hogdkin and 4th round chemo. Just fainted briefly. Cause (s)?

Friend w hogdkin and 4th round chemo. Just fainted briefly. Cause (s)?

Many possible: Lots of things can cause that, some of which can be serious. I would contact his/her oncologist asap or visit the er. ...Read more

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Does chemo cause you to have a sour smell?

Does chemo cause you to have a sour smell?

Yes, abnormal sense: Chemo can alter the sense of smell and taste. Sour stomach due to increased acidity can also be a problem which may need antacids to correct it. Most of these effects are reversible after chemo has been completed. ...Read more

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Does chemo causes backache?

Does chemo causes backache?

Perphaps: Depends on agent; more commonly, WBC stimulants (neulasta/ neupogen) more likey to cause back pain. ...Read more

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What causes ur numbers to be low during chemo and how can u get ur numbers up?

What causes ur numbers to be low during chemo and how can u get ur numbers up?

Cytotoxic: Chemotherapy will kill dividing cells - - cancer/lymphoma/leukemia count here, and why we use it, but bone marrow cells that make white cells and platelets are also bystanders effected. They naturally return in due time. There are "growth factors" that are very expensive that can accelerate rebound of marrow. ...Read more

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Twice I've not recognized neighbors at all. Never happened before. Finally knew them after a few minutes. What causes this? History of TAC chemo for bc

Twice I've not recognized neighbors at all. Never happened before. Finally knew them after a few minutes. What causes this? History of TAC chemo for bc

See your doc: adjuvant chemotherapy has many long term sequela including cognitive impairment. Depending on what type of breast cancer you have and if you have metastasis (I.e lung metastasis) you might be at risk for brain metastasis which may cause further cognitive impairment or neurological deficits or even seizures. To be sure you should follow with your physician regularly to discuss your symptoms. ...Read more

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Does chemo cause black vertical lines on nails?

Can: Certain chemo like Taxol (paclitaxel) can give nail discoloration/nail changes. ...Read more

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Do you think many cancer deaths attributed to the disease may actually be caused by effects from chemo?

No: Though cancer can be caused by chemo or radiation. The vast majority of people who die of cancer are not the cancers induced by these treatments. The ability to help patients far outways this risk. ...Read more

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What usually causes diabetes?

What usually causes diabetes?

Risk factors: The causes are not clearly known. There are certain factors which may lead to diabetes. Virus infections can lead to diabetes. If it runs in your family, you are obese, smoke cigarettes, had gestational diabetes or had a baby weighing 9 or more pounds, have impaired glucose tolerance, do not exercise regularly, low HDL cholesterol or high triglycerides, high blood pressure you are at high risk. ...Read more

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What usually causes diabetes?

What usually causes diabetes?

Environment/inheri: Type 1 is probably due to infection in vulnerable pt causing destruction of Insulin cells in pancreas. Type 2 is usually due to obesity where you can't make enough Insulin to support the wt. This has gotten more complicated as studies show other problems with poor signaling to the liver to stop production of glucose. New diabetic meds target this issue. ...Read more

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What is the cause of diabetes?

What is the cause of diabetes?

Diabetes: Diabetes can occur if you stop making insulin. That most often occurs early in life (type 1 diabetes) but there is a small group that has very low insulin production later in life.
Type 2 diabetes occurs when your pancreas is making a lot of insulin but not enough to control your blood sugar.
Do you or a family member/ friend have diabetes and are not caring for it properly. See a doctor soon. ...Read more

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Could diabetes be a cause too?

Could diabetes be a cause too?

Diabetes: Diabetes a metabolic disease in which the body’s inability to produce any or enough insulin causes elevated levels of glucose in the blood. It is causes by: genetics, excessive carbohydrates & sugars over long period of time, some medications can increase risk. ...Read more

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What is the biggest cause of diabetes?

What is the biggest cause of diabetes?

Elevated blood sugar: Type 1 diabetes is caused by a destruction in Insulin producing cells. Adult (or type 2) diabetes is more common as you get older, if you have a family history of diabetes -- and is 70-90% related to weight. As you gain weight you become more resistant to Insulin until your pancreas is overwhelmed. It;s the only risk factor you can control. ...Read more

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What is mild diabetes? What causes it?

What is mild diabetes? What causes it?

Disease of degrees: Hi. Diabetes (most likely type 2 in your setting) comes in all shades, from severe needing insulin right away, to "mild", easily controlled with a pill or even "diet and exercise". Type 2 changes over time, so that what controls "mild" diabetes today may be totally inadequate down the road. Live healthily. Always keep your diabetes well controlled to prevent longterm complications. Good luck! ...Read more

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Could you tell me what causes diabetes?

Could you tell me what causes diabetes?

Depends: Hi. Different types of diabetes have different causes. Most common is type 2, caused by multiple defects involving insulin resistance & insulin production/secretion. Type 1 2nd most common; caused by autoimmune attack on insulin-producing cells in pancreas. Next is gestational, usually a precursor to type 2, but some type 1's show up this way. Uncommon causes are cystic fibrosis, genetic (MODY). ...Read more

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What are the different causes of diabetes?

What are the different causes of diabetes?

Type 1 and 2: Type 1 diabetes is usually caused by decreased production of Insulin from the pancreas. Lack of Insulin does not allow you to use the available sugar. Type 2 diabetes is usually cause by Insulin resistance that builds in our cells. This usually happens due to obesity. The Insulin resistance does not allow us to use the available Insulin and sugar. ...Read more

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Does sugar cause diabetes?

Does sugar cause diabetes?

No: Sugar by itself does not cause diabetes. Diabetes is the inability to metabolize sugar due to lack / resistance to insulin; the pancreas produce Insulin among other hormones which help in the metabolism of glucose (sugar); those who consume lots of sugar may cause their pancreas to over work and if they were prone to diabetes may develop the disease earlier. Obesity may cause resistance to insulin. ...Read more

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How cadmium cause diabetes?

How cadmium cause diabetes?

News to me: The primary effect of cadmium toxicity is on the tubules of the kidney. As a result of renal tubular dysfunction, osteoporosis and bone fractures can result, as well as kidney stones. Cadmium can also cause lung disease, including lung cancer. I am not aware of any association with diabetes, though. ...Read more

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Can diabetes cause body odor?

Can diabetes cause body odor?

Maybe: If uncontrolled blood sugars, u can get fungal infections in your skin folds and bacterial build up in your mouth, both of which can smell bad. ...Read more

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Is glaucoma caused by diabetes?

Is glaucoma caused by diabetes?

Sometimes: Large studies published suggest that diabetes and primary open angle glaucoma (poag) are not related. Then other studies suggest that diabetes and poag are related. Without a doubt neovascular glaucoma and diabetic diabetes are related. Easy thing to do is when you get your diabetes exam. Ask your doctor to examine you for both glaucomas. By the way normal eye pressure does not exclude disease. ...Read more

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Can chemotherapy cause a stroke?

Can chemotherapy cause a stroke?

Chemo: Stroke isn't common with chemo but can happen. Talk with the oncologist. ...Read more

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Can chemotherapy cause bursitis?

Can chemotherapy cause bursitis?

Unlikely: It's unlikely that bursitis is caused by chemotherapy. I would consider an alternative answer. Your physician can help clarify why you have bursitis, is there a variety of other issues that need to be considered. ...Read more

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How does diabetes cause numbness?

How does diabetes cause numbness?

It can: Hi. Poorly controlled diabetes certainly CAN cause numbness by direct nerve damage, correlating with duration of high blood sugar. The mechanism is still not known, although several good candidate mechanisms have been proposed. Longest nerves are most likely to be affected (those to the feet). The key is good diabetes control and nutrition. Better to prevent neuropathy than treat neuropathy! ...Read more

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Could eating sugar cause diabetes?

Could eating sugar cause diabetes?

No: Diabetes is secondary to reduced or absent insulin production, insulin resistance or production of defective insulin.
Eating sugar increases insulin output but does not cause diabetes. A diabetic cannot tolerate the sugar and would have a very high glucose after eating sugar ...Read more

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Does streptozotocin cause diabetes?

Does streptozotocin cause diabetes?

Yes: Hi. Yes indeed it does. It is highly toxic to the pancreas cells that make insulin. Stay away from the stuff! Why do you ask??? ...Read more

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Does muscovado sugar cause diabetes?

Does muscovado sugar cause diabetes?

Not in itself: No sugar causes diabetes. You must have genetic predisposition for the several factors that cause you to be a diabetic. Muscovado sugar is simply an unrefined type of dark sugar and is no different concerning its affect on the glycemic index than any other sugar. ...Read more

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