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Can diabetic foot ulcers heal?

Can diabetic foot ulcers heal?

Yes: If cause of ulcer is properly addressed and there is adequate circulation, absence of infection, adequate health/nutrition as well as proper offloading /eliminating excessive pressure on area. ...Read more

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Dr. Arthur Heller
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Diet (Definition)

refers to all the physical matter humans (like all living creatures) must take in on a recurring basis; only partially for energy. Like all life on planet humans are open systems which keep tearing down their structure & require intake of atoms/molecules from which to rebuild their structure. Intestinal lining cells replaced ~every 3 days. CaPO4 in bones ~every 6 years, ...Read more


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Do bruises cause leg ulcers?

Do bruises cause leg ulcers?

Bruises Leg Ulcers: When the injury is severe enough --and this may not be evident for days-- to the lower legs (and elsewhere), there may injury to the surface of the skin and then a hematoma forms under the superficial break in the skin. As the hematoma matures, it swells (think of jello in the refrig) and the pressure then breaks through the skin and begins to ooze currant colored material. Seek wound care! ...Read more

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Can a leg ulcer cause diabetic retinopathy?

Can a leg ulcer cause diabetic retinopathy?

No: A leg ulcer will not cause diabetic retinopathy. The two are related though. A person's whose diabetic disease has progressed to the point of having a leg ulcer will also often have diabetic retinopathy. Both happen with poorly controlled diabetes. ...Read more

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Is gluten bad for ulcer healing? (Stomach ulcer)

Is gluten bad for ulcer healing? (Stomach ulcer)

That depends: Upon whether or not you have a gluten sensitivity/allergy, celiac sprue or not. If you are someone who suffers with celiac sprue (gluten allergy) then yes, you need to avoid products containing gluten. If you have an ulcer due to Helicobacter pylori infection then you will need to heal up with treatment and time. Assuming you have had an endoscopy. Be sure to discuss with your gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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What causes foot ulcers in diabetics?

What causes foot ulcers in diabetics?

Foot ulcers: Diabetes causes a condition known as microangiopathy. This is where the microscopic blood vessels become clogged and do not deliver blood to the skin and sub-cutaneous tissue. The decrease in available bloodflow causes these ulcers (wounds) that are very difficult to heal. ...Read more

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Does staph cause leg ulcers?

Does staph cause leg ulcers?

Yes, but...: If skin dries/cracks, then staph or strep may infect the soft tissue as the dermal opening creates a portal of entry... Mrsa is is quite prevalent... Be careful. ...Read more

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How does wrapping my leg help with venous stasis ulcers?

How does wrapping my leg help with venous stasis ulcers?

Lowers vein pressure: Wrapping the leg with a venous stasis ulcer will dramatically decrease te pressure in the veins. This reverses the process which caused the ulcer in the first place. Healing does not occur overnight. It will take weeks to months depending on how large the wound is. ...Read more

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CAN AEROBIC EXERCISE BRING ON OR AGGRAVATE PEPTIC ULCER PAIN?

CAN AEROBIC EXERCISE BRING ON OR AGGRAVATE PEPTIC ULCER PAIN?

Possibly: If you have had ulcer disease or gastritis it is possible that exercise could cause acid from your stomach to enter the esophagus due to a lax sphincter muscle protecting your esophagus from stomach acid. Drink a little less alcohol and take an antacid (OTC) before exercise ...Read more

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How common are diabetic foot ulcers?

How common are diabetic foot ulcers?

Very: This is very common especially in diabetics with neuropathy. Since they have no feeling in their feet, they are prone to break down. Proper shoe wear and seeing your podiatrist on a regular basis is a must! ...Read more

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Diet for high blood pressure cholesterol and a stomach ulcer?

Diet for high blood pressure cholesterol and a stomach ulcer?

Diet fot HTN gut: Yes Do the DASH. Here is book number I recommend. ISBN 9780743410076 I specialize in high blood pressure and salt and happy to do 2nd opinion. Live. ...Read more

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Balanced diet for duodenal peptic ulcer and prostate cancer (gleason 3+3).

Balanced diet for duodenal peptic ulcer and prostate cancer (gleason 3+3).

Eat lots of fruits: And veggies daily. Cut down on coffee, soda, spicy foods, citrus, chocolates, etc. Follow up with the specialists. God bless you! http://www.All4naturalhealth.Com/herbs-for-cancer.Html. ...Read more

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Foot and lower leg swelling after salty meal?

Foot and lower leg swelling after salty meal?

Yes: This can happen. It depends on how sensitive your body is to salt and how much salt is taken in. ...Read more

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Severe upper leg cramps usually at nite. Diabetic on oral meds and insulin , bad habit diet soda, 2-4 cans a day. Cramps severe. Muscles hurt for days?

Severe upper leg cramps usually at nite. Diabetic on oral meds and insulin , bad habit diet soda,  2-4 cans a day. Cramps severe. Muscles hurt for days?

Leg cramps: Neuropathy more likely. Could be related to higher blood sugar levels. Aspartame in sodas were thought to cause neurologic symptoms, but studies show no proof. Watch the diet. Keep blood sugars low (100) and have a nerve conduction study done - see a podiatrist or spine dr. ...Read more

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Do compression stockings help with venous stasis ulcers?

Do compression stockings help with venous stasis ulcers?

Venous Ulcer RX: Compression is the key to treating venous stasis ulcerations. In a comprehensive wound care center, there are many different types of compression used. First, make sure that the level of compression that is being used is safe to use. Your wound care professionals will be able to assist you through this process. ...Read more

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Can hook shape Celiac artery w/stenosis cause chronic constipation, abd pain,nausea after eating. I eat high fiber, water, Miralax, exercise daily.

Can hook shape Celiac artery w/stenosis cause chronic constipation, abd pain,nausea after eating. I eat high fiber, water, Miralax, exercise daily.

Yes: Stenosis of the celiac artery involves reduce blood flow and nutrition to a part of the GI tract; this can result in reduced peristalsis and back up of contents causing nausea. You should see a gastrointerologist for alternatives to dietary treatment ...Read more

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Ulcer under foot, no significant pain. Walking normally, running etc. Could still be arterial ulcer?

Ulcer under foot, no significant pain. Walking normally, running etc. Could still be arterial ulcer?

Not likely @ your ag: Not likely due to circulation @ your age. Do you have diabetes or is there a family history of diabetes? When there is an ulcer on the bottom of the foot, without pain, usually related to diabetes or pre diabetic condition. See your doctor asap. ...Read more

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Hair loss, full body numbness, cold, constipation, severe leg & ankle oedema, stomach cramps, feeling full all time and severe acid reflux?

Hair loss, full body numbness, cold, constipation, severe leg & ankle oedema, stomach cramps, feeling full all time and severe acid reflux?

Please see a doctor.: You need to have some blood work checked. There could be several explanations for your symptoms, including thyroid disfunction. Please get in to see your doctor as soon as possible. ...Read more

Ulceration (Definition)

Exact synonym so far as this pathologist is concerned. An ulcer is a lesion on a body surface (outer or inner) in which the epithelium and at least some of the underlying connective tissue has been lost specifically to necrosis (cell death) rather than just mechanical or chemical injury. All ulcer craters ...Read more


Dr. Scott Bolhack
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Ulcer (Definition)

An ulcer is a discontinuity or a break in a body membrane that impedes the normal functioning of the organ of which that membrane is a part. Ulcers are further classified by their location. Ulcers are usually caused by infections, excessive acid production, stress, ...Read more