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Doctor insights on: Diabetes And Leg Atrophy

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Leg atrophy can't stand cant walk had back disk surgery 72 years old?

Leg atrophy can't stand cant walk had back disk surgery 72 years old?

It sounds like: the sciatic nerve sustained damage, we do not have much to offer other than therapy ...Read more

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Atrophy (Definition)

Atrophy usually refers to the skin-as you get older or if you have had alot of sun in the past-the dermis (that is the layer below the top layer which is called the epidermis) gets thinner and the skin looks more wrinked. Muscles and fat can also get thinner -this is another form of atrophy. Even the top layer gets thinner ...Read more


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Why in diabetes the legs hurt?

Why in diabetes the legs hurt?

Neuropathy &/or PAD: Two common conditions that effect the legs can occur with diabetes. Neuropathy: nerve damage that typically causes numbness, tingling, and burning in the feet & peripheral arterial disease: blocked arteries in the legs that can cause muscle pain with walking and can contribute to diabetic foot ulcers and poor wound healing. Also consider muscle pain from statin drugs to treat high cholesterol. ...Read more

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Please tell me can diabetes cause numbness in legs?

Please tell me can diabetes cause numbness in legs?

Absolutely: Peripheral neuropathy, the fancy doctor words for abnormal nerve function in the extremities, is a well known side effect of diabetes. That's why diabetics have to pay special attention to their feet and legs. You can develop nerve problems and injure yourself and not even not i ...Read more

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How does diabetes cause people to lose a foot or a leg?

How does diabetes cause people to lose a foot or a leg?

Infection: An infection can develop in people who have diabetes and open wounds. If these wounds go untreated they can lead to amputations. The most common cause of amputation in diabetics is neuropathy and poor circulation. If you think you have problem with your feet and you are diabetic seek medical attention by a board certified podiatric surgeon. Visit www.Eastpennfoot.Com for more info. ...Read more

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Diabetes-can you experience a warm sensation in your leg or feet?

Diabetes-can you experience a warm sensation in your leg or feet?

Yes: This is an early presentation of diabetic peripheral neuropathy, which may be delayed or prevented with adequate control of your diabetes. ...Read more

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My dad has diabetes his legs are all chapped and getting dark. Is this serious?

My dad has diabetes his legs are all chapped and getting dark. Is this serious?

See your doctor: Lots of diabetics have weak veins which can cause stasis dermatitis and weeping ulcers. This is a benign condition and we typically use compression stockings. Other things to consider include cellulitis (skin infection) and most importantly peripheral vascular disease (blockage of leg arteries). Infection and pvd can be serious. I would recommend having him see the dr. to diagnose it asap. ...Read more

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I just had a vein rupture out of my leg and i want to know if this is bad becuase i got diabetes?

I just had a vein rupture  out of my leg  and i  want to know if  this is  bad becuase i got diabetes?

Let me explain: To have this vein rupture most likely is not serious issue, but treat it with caution, warm compress (moist heat) frequently and be sure that blood sugar under control, if you have any problem, contact you doctor. Good luck. ...Read more

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What causes diabetes patients to get pain in the legs and feet?

Vascular disease: Diabetes injures the smallest blood vessels in the body. The vascular system is like a tree and the smallest blood vessels are furthest away from the heart. Like the smallest branches are furthest away from the trunk. The feet and lower legs have small blood vessels. When these are damaged the nerves and muscles cannot get proper blood supply, and therefore cannot get oxygen. Thus pain. ...Read more

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Shaky legs after eating? No sign of diabetes. What else could this be?

Shaky legs after eating? No sign of diabetes. What else could this be?

Don't know: These symptoms merit a medical evaluation by a doctor to figure out the problem, particularly if recurrent. ...Read more

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What are diabetes symptoms in the legs?

What are diabetes symptoms in the legs?

Diabetes: Tingling/numbness in feet, cuts/bruises that are slow to heal, loss of feelings in feet due to neuropathy, and dry skin which may peel or crack. ...Read more

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I get pain in my legs at night. No diabetes. ?

I get pain in my legs at night. No diabetes. ?

See your doc: I recommend visiting your family physician to better determine the underlying cause of your ailment. Wishing you the very best! ...Read more

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What can be done for neuropathy that is not caused by diabetes. There is no pain, just loss of feeling, leg strength and balance.

What can be done for neuropathy that is not caused by diabetes. There is no pain, just loss of feeling, leg strength and balance.

Many other causes: Search for an answer may be arduous. Emg can sort into categories and appropriate blood and urine studies be provide discovery. Need to classify by fibre size, and presence or absence of inflammation. If, in the end, no evidence of medication or toxin cause, may want to treat symptomatically with drugs such as Lyrica (pregabalin) or cymbalta, but would not hurt to try metanx twice daily for at least a year. ...Read more

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Can Diabetes cause Hematoma in the legs ?

Can Diabetes cause Hematoma in the  legs ?

Hematoma: Unlikely but strange things do happen. Please see your doctor as soon as possible. If there is a delay in appointments go to the nearest Emergency facility. ...Read more

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What are other causes of leg/feet neuropathy besides diabetes?

What are other causes of leg/feet neuropathy besides diabetes?

Many: There are so very many causes of neuropathy that space here would simply not allow. However, the most common causes besides diabetes would include alcoholism, toxicity (seen in patients who have been exposed to heavy metals or chemotherapeutic agents and radiation), nutritional deficiencies, genetic, compression, certain arthridites and many more. Some are never sourced and are called idiopathic. ...Read more

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Diabetes (Definition)

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