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Can Diabeties Cause Errectal Disfunction
Presistent increased frequency of emptying bladder, urinating, as a symptom of a disease state. 2 types: Mellitus (high blood glucose) & Insipidus (inadequate anti-diuretic hormone). In Diabetes mellitus, the far more common, glucose concentrations are ↑ed due to combination of 8 organ system changes referred to as the "ominous octet" & aggravated by intake of sugars (simple & complex ...Read more
Many possibilities: There are 2 basic forms which revolve around insulin, the carrier protein that transfers glucose to and through cells to provide energy. In childhood, the usual form is triggered when an infection results in the loss of Insulin production and it must be supplied by injection. In older kids or adults, Insulin is present but not working as well as needed.Overweight people are more at risk. ...Read more
I have fallen three times in the last two months I am 70 years old with diabeties which under control..Any suggestions as to what could cause these f?
Neuropathy on feet: It is very likely that you have neuropathy in your feet/legs which reduces your ability to feel the ground as you walk. As a result, you don't have same sense of equilibrium/balance as before. Thus, walking on uneven ground/soft-cushy such as rugs can predispose to fall. Please see doc for an evaluation and treatment. Good luck. ...Read more
Get it checked. : Diabetes does not cause swelling directly, but can predispose you to a number of conditions that could lead to scrotal swelling. Infections of a testicle or epididymis can cause warm, tender swelling on one side. Kidney damage, or diabetic nephropathy can lead to scrotal edema. If you have swelling of the scrotum, or feel new asymmetry between the testes, get checked by your physician. ...Read more
Yes, but not common: Proliferative diabetic retinopathy can cause floaters due to hemorrhage in the eye from abnormal blood vessel growth from abnormal retinal vessels (neovascularization). However, this is advanced retinopathy. Usually floaters come from changes in the vitreous in the eye (but usually between ages 50 and 70). New floaters should be checked out by a complete dilated eye exam as soon as possible. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a high TSH level 9.5 and normal T4 and t3. Headaches and light headed. Also can this cause diabeties ?
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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