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How Does Diabetes Affect Your Lungs
Increased infection: Proving that diabetes affects the lungs directly is difficult and the "jury is still out". However, diabetic patients have increased risk for pneumonia and influenza. Both infections can affect your lungs. Diabetics should recieve annual flu shots because of this reason. The new guidelines for Pneumovax (pneumonia shot) is to give the shot before age 65 and repeat it on a patients 65th bday. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Presistent increased frequency of emptying bladder, urinating, as a symptom of a disease state. 2 types: Mellitus (high blood glucose) & Insipidus (inadequate anti-diuretic hormone). In Diabetes mellitus, the far more common, glucose concentrations are ↑ed due to combination of 8 organ system changes referred to as the "ominous octet" & aggravated by intake of sugars (simple & complex ...Read more
Delayed maturation: Maternal diabetes during pregnancy has an impact on the maturation of the baby's lungs, especially the surfactant system which tends to become fully functional around 38-40th week in normal pregnancies. With maternal diabetes, this process gets delayed & can lead to problems with breathing for the baby after birth (esp if born by c section). Talk to yr doc for further eval of lung maturity by test. ...Read more
Because my family has heart, lung, diabetes, and the list goes on does this mean I will get it no matter how healthy I am? diet, ex smoker/drinker.
I'm taking a PET scan of my love tomorrow to check about a nodule on my lung they said I should not take any of my diabetes medicine could you tell me why please?
Instructions: Routine instructions for Pet Scan.You BloodcSugar has to be between 80 and 150.If you BloodcSugar is more than 150 then the scan will be rescheduled . It is routine to stop all diabetic meds on the day of the scan and can be started back.following the scan. It is done as it may cause fluctuation in BloodcSugar ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My dad has stage4 melanoma that spread to the lungs, gall bladder, bladder& brain, age 71 has diabetes, what are his survival rates?
Diabetes: Diabetes affects every organ system in your body, including your skin. If your diabetes is not controlled, you may find it more difficult for skin lesions or rashes to heal. You may even develop ulcerations that won't heal and lead to cellulitis, or even gangrene. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
NoIf well controlled: Diabetes is a sever metabolic disease , effects every organ and system , fortunately , due to advances in diagnosis , treatment ( and prevention of early on set ) virtually any person can perform normally , unfortunately advanced disease due due to delay , due to organ failure . Will not be able to go to work that is the proof also most of them will choose early retirement. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Deoxygenated blood enters the lungs from the right side of the heart and travels to the lungs. When you inspire, oxygen flows into the lungs, transverses the capilliares and attaches to hemoglobin down a gradient. At the same time, co2 diffuses into the capilaries and is expelled with exhalation. Oxygen rich blood then flows to the left side of the heart and into the ...Read more
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