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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Usually localized: Pain. The pain is pretty intense in one spot... ...Read more
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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