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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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Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Diabetes (Definition)

Diabetes is a disease of increased blood glucose levels. Glucose is a type of sugar that comes from the intake of food. Insulin is a type of hormone that removes the glucose from the blood and moves it into the cells to provide them with energy. There are two different types of diabetes: type 1 and type 2. Type 1 diabetes is when the body does not make any insulin. Therefore, glucose stays inside the blood and does not move into the cells. Type 2 diabetes, which is commonly associated with obesity, is when the body is either resistant to the effects of insulin or when the body does not produce enough insulin. Increased levels of glucose in the body causes severe damage to the ...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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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