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Can you tell me the symptoms of gangrene in a diabetic?

Can you tell me the symptoms of gangrene in a diabetic?

Pain / discoloration: Gangrene develops when the tissues die due to loss of blood flow the first sign is discoloration. The tissue first looks mottled then pale before slowly turning darker and darker until completely black. This is typically a painful process. However diabetic patients with neuropathy may have less pain. ...Read more

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Dr. Mark Dickson
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Gangrene (Definition)

A medical term describing the death of body tissue ...Read more


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Can you tell me the symptoms of hyperthyroidism in a preschooler?

Can you tell me the symptoms of hyperthyroidism in a preschooler?

Pediatrician: If you are worried -and you don't say why - please talk with the child's pediatrician; he/she can refer to a pedi endocrinologist if needed. ...Read more

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Can you tell me which are the symptoms of diabetes?

Can you tell me which are the symptoms of diabetes?

Thirst, hunger...: Frequent urination, undue fatigue, thirst, hunger, weight loss if concerned at all, see md to catch / treat early and can check sugars before person get these symptoms, to try to catch it early in people with family history of diabetes. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what are the symptoms of someone has a hole in the heart?

Could you tell me what are the symptoms of someone has a hole in the heart?

Hole in your heart?: I am wondering why you are asking and if you think you have a hole in your heart or if you are asking about the possibility of a baby having a hole in their heart. Easy fatigue, shortness of breath, unable to tolerate exertion - these all come to mind for a person who has a hole in their heart. A cardiologist would be most qualified to answer this for you, and to evaluate you. ...Read more

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Can you tell me the early signs and symptom of HIV in a female?

Can you tell me the early signs and symptom of HIV in a female?

Acute retroviral sx: The most common symptoms of acute retroviral infection is no signs/symptoms. The acute syndrome is no different in males or females ; may present as a mononucleosis like illness. Fever (38-40c), fatigue, ; myalgias; sore throat w/ or w/o swollen tonsils; generalized red body rash; non-tender swelling of lymph nodes in armpits ; front /back of the neck. It takes an alert physician to diagnose! ...Read more

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Can you tell me the symptoms of a strangulating hernia?

Can you tell me the symptoms of a strangulating hernia?

Is an emergency: Will have severe pain , non reducible ( can not push inside ) at hernia site , if untreated progresses to intestinal obstruction and gangrene of bowel , ( neglected cases even death ) . A reason to get it repaired electively , in a planed schedule .. ...Read more

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Can you tell me which are the signs of diabetes?

Can you tell me which are the signs of diabetes?

Thirst, hunger...: Frequent urination, undue fatigue, thirst, hunger, weight loss if concerned at all, see md to catch / treat early and can check sugars before person get these symptoms, to try to catch it early in people with family history of diabetes. ...Read more

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Describe to me the symptoms of diabetes in children please?

Describe to me the symptoms of diabetes in children please?

Drinking Urinating: Extreme thirst and urination, tiredness, headaches, weight loss and dehydration. If you have any of these, go buy a Walmart blood glucose meter and 9$ strips and check your blood sugar right now. It should not be over 100. If you are having diabetes symptoms as I describe, your child's blood sugar will be over 180, then proceed directly to an ER. During office hours to your pediatrician. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about the importance of insulin in the treatment of diabetes?

Can you tell me about the importance of insulin in the treatment of diabetes?

If type 1...: Can't live without it if type 2, by bias is=, that with newer meds, most don't need it, and if need basal insulin, most won't need meal time insulin. ...Read more

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Can you please tell me about the actual symptoms of the flu and how do they differ from those of a common cold?

Can you please tell me about the actual symptoms of the flu and how do they differ from those of a common cold?

Sicker with flu: With true influenza, in addition to the runny/stuffy nose and congestion, you also get a much worse cough, chest tightness, fever is much higher and much more of headaches and body aches with influenza. While a cold is irritating and you feel under the weather, influenza makes you feel like you have been hit by a truck and run over again! ...Read more

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Could you tell me what is the importance of insulin in the treatment of diabetes?

Could you tell me what is the importance of insulin in the treatment of diabetes?

Vital: Hi. Insulin is VITAL, ESSENTIAL for life, and to managing diabetes. In type 1's, exogenous insulin must be administered, because they stop making it. In many type 2's, there is still endogenous insulin, but not enough to prevent diabetes. There are medicines that help the body respond better to the endogenous insulin, and/or help the body secrete more. Exogenous insulin is often needed in type 2. ...Read more

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Can you tell me the signs/symptoms of depressions in teenagers?

Can you tell me the signs/symptoms of depressions in teenagers?

Teen depression: Is harder to diagnose than depression in adults. All teens have some moodiness and rapid mood swings which can be similar to depression. If you are concerned about a teenager you know consider speaking with a psychologist about your concerns and possibly set up an evaluation for the teen. If a teen is extremely isolated and lacking interest in life ( possibly suicidal) get help asap. ...Read more

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How can a doctor tell that the leg of a diabetic will need to be amputated?

How can a doctor tell that the leg of a diabetic will need to be amputated?

Last resort: The complications and potential problems make amputation always the choice of last resort. Best indications are intractible pain and a functionless lower extremity that places the patient at highest risk for long term morbidity or mortality. A non-healing wound is never an indication for amputation by itself. As long as the leg is usable, a smart doctor will avoid amputation. ...Read more

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Can you tell me in the treatment of Parkinson's disease?

Can you tell me in the treatment of Parkinson's disease?

Generic answer: Although very complex, early mild disease can be treated with dopamine agonists, and maybe start Azilect, (rasagiline) but as disease progresses, tend to start L-DOPA, with carbidopa, and maybe ultimately entacapone. With more advance disease, might use dopamine agonists in combination, but eventually Deep Brain Stimulation may be best approach, for severe disease. ...Read more

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Can you tell me the symptoms of oesopaghitis?

Can you tell me the symptoms of oesopaghitis?

Esophagitis: Difficulty to swallow food is the most common symptom. Others are food stuck in your esophagus, pain when swallowing... If you have those symptoms, it would be best to seek a gastroenterologist advice and evaluation. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how to cure or lessen the pain of osteoarthritis of my mum in a natural way?

Can you tell me how to cure or lessen the pain of osteoarthritis of my mum in a natural way?

Exercise: Low impact exercise such as swimming , cycling , elliptical trainers on a regular basis can be helpful for arthritic joints. Aqua/pool aerobics is a good one to consider. ...Read more