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Can you tell me the relationship between glaucoma and diabetes?

Can you tell me the relationship between glaucoma and diabetes?

Secondary cause: Diabetes can be a secondary cause of glaucoma (neovascular glaucoma), or it's controversial as a risk factor for primary open angle glaucoma. The interaction is likely complicated as glaucoma can be caused by pressure but possibly other factors such as ocular blood flow. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what is the difference between narrow-angle glaucoma and closed-angle glaucoma?

Can you tell me what is the difference between narrow-angle glaucoma and closed-angle glaucoma?

Spectrum: A narrow angle vs. A closed angle is a spectrum from partially closed to completely closed as seen on gonioscopy or other angle imaging methods. A closed angle often has scarring, though it can be appositionally closed and thus still able to open. The angle status affects treatment of glaucoma, and sometimes narrow angle configuration is a precursor or risk factor for developing glaucoma. ...Read more

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Can any doc tell me what's the connection between sugar and type 2 diabetes?

Can any doc tell me what's the connection between sugar and type 2 diabetes?

Diabetes: Diabetes is a metabolic disease (a disease that has to do with the way your body processes and uses food). There are simple sugars and complex sugars (carbohydrates-pasta/bread/starch) that all become sugar in your blood stream. If the body can either not break down or can not utilize sugar properly, the level of sugar in the blood rises. This can cause kidney and nerve damage, blindness, other ...Read more

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Can you tell me the difference between "relapse" and "nonresponse"?

Can you tell me the difference between "relapse" and "nonresponse"?

Different responses: Relapse refers to when a process such as a hepatitis infection responds to treatment initially, but is followed by recurrence of the process/disease. Non-response means there is no affect of treatment to begin with. ...Read more

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How can you tell the difference between ghonerrea and syphilis?

How can you tell the difference between ghonerrea and syphilis?

Very different: Syphilis occurs in stages, 1st painless sore (chancre) after 1 1/12 - 13 wks on genitals, lasts about 1 month. 2nd stage skin rash 2 - 8 wks later lasts about 8 wks. Then latent for 1 -20 yrs.3rd syphilis blood vessels, heart, mental disorders, blindness & nervous system problems. Gonorrhea symptoms in men -> none or pus-like discharge within days, frequent painful urination. Women->abdo pain &dc. ...Read more

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Can you tell me the difference between osteoporosis and osteopenia?

Can you tell me the difference between osteoporosis and osteopenia?

Severity: Both osteopenia and osteoporosis indicate there is too little calcium in the bone. Osteoporosis is more severe, and suggests a higher risk for future fractures (broken bones), compared to osteopenia, or normal bone. Depending on other risk factors, medical treatment is usually recommended for osteoporosis, and sometimes advised for osteopenia. ...Read more

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How can you tell the difference between normal forgetfulness and dementia?

How can you tell the difference between normal forgetfulness and dementia?

Check sympptoms: We get forgetful as we grow older. Stress and illnesses like anxiety and depression can also cause forgetfulness. Dementia is a term used to describe certain neurological disorders where besides memory problems there may be problems with performing activities of daily living, cognitive function impairment, poor judgement, disorientation and mood changes. When in doubt see your family physician. ...Read more

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Can someone tell me if there is any connection between ulcerative colitis and high ocular pressure?

Can someone tell me if  there is any connection between ulcerative colitis and high ocular pressure?

Uveitis: The connection is that uveitis is seen with uc and crohn's. This is diagnosed by an ophalmologist and this doctor will need to do a slit lamp exam. Uveitis is a rare manifestation of uc and crohns though. ...Read more

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Can you tell me the relationship between arteriosclerosis that can lead to heart attack?

Can you tell me the relationship between arteriosclerosis that can lead to heart attack?

Arteriosclerosis: Heart attacks are more a result of inflammation than arteriosclerosis. You can have stable plaque or unstable plaque. Inflammation puts you at risk of rupturing a plaque and having a heart attack. I recommend having labs for inflammation, oxidation, genetic markers, diabetes markers, and have a sono of your carotid artery to see if you have plaque or not. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about the difference between dialisis and a blood transfusion?

Can you tell me about the difference between dialisis and a blood transfusion?

Dialysis cleans: A blood transfusion is the delivery of blood to a patient to restore the hemoglobin level as well as blood volume. Dialysis is taking blood out of the blood stream and passing it thru a filtering system to remove poisons in the blood and then re transfusing it. ...Read more

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How can you tell the difference between bipolor symptoms and thyroid problems?

How can you tell the difference between bipolor symptoms and thyroid problems?

Blood tests: Although they have some things in common. The first step is a physical exam and some simple blood tests for thyroid status. So go to your doctor and let them evaluate. You also can have both, but clearing up thyroid and other physical problems will help either way. ...Read more

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How can you tell the difference between anxiety and heart related pain?

How can you tell the difference between anxiety and heart related pain?

Examination: I would examine for other causes before diagnosing anxiety. We have a few tests and basic history and physical would narrow down the diagnosis. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what the relation is between the endorfine system and adhd?

Can you tell me what the relation is between the endorfine system and adhd?

Some think that: At this time, there is so much more to understand about these things - but there are people who are looking at a possible connection and are optimistic about finding one. This blog is a place they talk about it a bit: http://www.Add-and-addiction.Com/ perhaps a deficit in endorphine does press on a person with add/adhd - finding the best way to live w/ as few meds as possible is a good goal! ...Read more

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What can you do to tell the difference between depression and bipolar type 2?

What can you do to tell the difference between depression and bipolar type 2?

Important: Bipolar 2 disorder most often presents as depression because patients often don't come in for their hypomanic symptoms because those are not often troubling. For this reason, many people with bipolar disorder have been treated as though they are unipolar. It is important for the treating clinician to do a thorough history to rule out periods of hypomania. Treatment is very different for the two. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what is the difference between ADHD and autism?

Each is a neuro-: Developmental disorder with its own set of symptoms ; observable behaviors required for diagnosis by dsm-v criteria. Each is a categorical diagnosis, meaning that they are not etiologic diagnoses that explain the genetic or other medical condition that causes the symptoms in a individual. 40-70% of children ; teens with ASD also have adhd ; require multi-modal treatment for both. ...Read more

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How do you tell the difference between acidity and heart attack?

How do you tell the difference between acidity and heart attack?

See your Doctor: When you have pain between the neck and upper belly, there are many things that can be the cause. Go to and emergency department or call you doctor if you have pain that is concerning to you. We'd rather tell you it's nothing than have you drop dead because you didn't get help. ...Read more

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Can you tell me the relationship between glaucoma and diabetes?

Secondary cause: Diabetes can be a secondary cause of glaucoma (neovascular glaucoma), or it's controversial as a risk factor for primary open angle glaucoma. The interaction is likely complicated as glaucoma can be caused by pressure but possibly other factors such as ocular blood flow. ...Read more

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What connection is there between glaucoma cataracts and diabetes as they have similar symptoms?

Eye exam needed: All can impact vision. All involve different parts of yhe eye (cataract is change to lens, glaucoma involves changes to the optic nerve, and diabtes can change the retina and blood vessels). A complete eye exam is needed to determine if these are present. ...Read more

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Does taking metformin for diabetes affect my glaucoma?

0.016% risk : There is a study in lancet and 142 reports in approximately 88800 patients. ...Read more

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Relationship between shoulder pain and diabetes?

Relationship between shoulder pain and diabetes?

Shoulder pain: There is definitely a relationship between adhesive capsulitis and diabetes. Adhesive capsulitis can be an insidious cause of shoulder pain and reduced range of motion. ...Read more

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What relationships exist between obesity and diabetes?

What relationships exist between obesity and diabetes?

Obesity -> dm: Obesity is the most common cause (70-90%) of type 2 diabetes because it increases your resistance to Insulin - particularly as you get older, if you're of color, and if you have a family history. Stay lean and active to reduce your chances of developing diabetes. ...Read more

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What is the relationship between thyroid problems and diabetes?

What is the relationship between thyroid problems and diabetes?

None: Separate disorders that at times present in the same person. It's like blue eyes and olive skin. It just happens but not everybody has one because they have the other. ...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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Are there relationships between diabetes and mental disorders?

Are there relationships between diabetes and mental disorders?

Yes: That is a vague question, but yes there is a relationship. People with diabetes have a higher tendency to develop depression and anxiety than people without diabetes. There are some drugs used for psychiatric disorders that can cause diabetes. And people with mood disorders or other psychiatric disorders have a more difficult time managing their diabetes. ...Read more

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Diagnosed with cataracts and glaucoma. Since glaucoma and diabetes have similar symptoms, should I be checked for diabetes as a precaution?

Diagnosed with cataracts and glaucoma. Since glaucoma and diabetes have similar symptoms, should I be checked for diabetes as a precaution?

Doesn't hurt: Most people with glaucoma do not actually have any symptoms, and the link between diabetes and glaucoma is confusing (linked in some studies and not in others). However diabetes is very common and you are over age 40, so a reasonable thing to check just for general health - see your primary doc for advice on this. ...Read more

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Is glaucoma related to diabetes?

Is glaucoma related to diabetes?

Yes: Uncontrolled diabetes can cause neovascular glaucoma, but not in everyone. There may be an association between primary open angle glaucoma and diabetes but there is conflicting evidence. ...Read more

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Am I going to get glaucoma from diabetes?

Am I going to get glaucoma from diabetes?

Maybe: Large studies published suggest that diabetes and glaucoma are not related. Then a few years later large studies suggest that diabetes and glaucoma are related. Easy thing to do is when you get your diabetes exam, ask your doctor if he sees glaucoma. Glaucoma is damage to the optic nerve. Half of the people with glaucoma have normal eye pressure. Most important risk factor is family history. ...Read more

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Is there a relationship with type 1 diabetes and obesity?

Is there a relationship with type 1 diabetes and obesity?

Nope.: Absolutely not. It is a cruel autoimmune illness in which an overactive immune system creates antibodies which attack your ( child's) pancreas until its dead. ...Read more

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My father is blind due to glaucoma in his eyes because of his diabetes. Any surgical options?

Diabetes, glaucoma: Hi. Diabetes does not cause glaucoma. Diabetes causes retinal diseases and glaucoma is an eye pressure disease. There may be surgical options for both, but if he's already blind, it's probably too late. His ophthalmologist will know and advise. Talk to the eye doc. Good luck to your Pops. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my dad is blind due to glaucoma in his eyes because of his diabetes. can any surgeries be done?

Probably not: If your Dad is blind from glaucoma, it means his optic nerve is completely damaged. Unfortunately, there is no operation that can restore the nerve. I'm sorry. ...Read more

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How successful are neuro ophthalmologists in determining the cause of optic nerve damage not caused by glaucoma, MS, diabetes or tumors.

How successful are neuro ophthalmologists in determining the cause of optic nerve damage not caused by glaucoma, MS, diabetes or tumors.

The right doctor: You are going to the correct doctor to diagnose this. But be patient_not all disorders can be diagnosed and many take time and observation and repeat exams ...Read more

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Is there any relaionship between diabetes (mody) and myastenia gravis?

Is there any relaionship between diabetes (mody) and myastenia gravis?

Yes and no: In a study from Taiwan, there was no association found between the two, unless in MG one is treated with steroids, wherein increased serum glucose results. ...Read more

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Can any doc tell me what's the connection between sugar and type 2 diabetes?

Diabetes: Diabetes is a metabolic disease (a disease that has to do with the way your body processes and uses food). There are simple sugars and complex sugars (carbohydrates-pasta/bread/starch) that all become sugar in your blood stream. If the body can either not break down or can not utilize sugar properly, the level of sugar in the blood rises. This can cause kidney and nerve damage, blindness, other ...Read more

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Can you tell me the relationship between insulin resistence and hepatic glucose output?

Can you tell me the relationship between insulin resistence and hepatic glucose output?

Complex: Hi. The relationship between Insulin resistance (IR) and hepatic glucose output (HGO) is complex, an results from IR at the liver (so that Insulin doesn't suppress HGO like it should) as well as unregulated hyper-secretion of glucagon (which inappropriately stimulates HGO even in the face of high blood sugar). The liver's a little storage tank for glucose and a factory for making more! ...Read more

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Glaucoma (Definition)

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