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My Mom Is A Diabetic And Has Ulcers On Her Feet Will She Need Special Care
My mom has these sores that look like diabetic ulcers on her feet, but she's not a diabetic. What could they be?
My mom, 50 yrs old, (no diabetes), have old wound (10 y) on both side foot, some doctor diagnosis as venous ulcer, . Is there a medicine to cure it?
60 yrs old mom has varicose veins since 20 yrs and now ulcers for 5 yrs on one leg. No diabetes and now laser surgery failed. Please help.
Fail vein procedure: With ulcers for 5 years, and varicosities for 20 years your mom is advanced and likely has pretty high venous pressures. A failure of vein intervention is disappointing, however failures do occur with a certain frequency. At this point she needs compression stockings, wound care to get the ulcer healed, a repeat vein ultrasound and then a second vein intervention. Okay to ask for a second opinion. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Diabetic ulcers: Diabetes causes a condition known as microangiopathy. This is the clogging of microscopic blood vessels that feed skin and sub-cutaneous tissues. Therefore, if there is any pressure point on the foot, the blood flow is essentially cut off and the skin breaks down as the skin cells die from lack of blood flow. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
They sure can: It is more than whether you take Insulin or oral medications that makes the difference. It is more a consequence of having had diabetes for a prolonged period of time. While it can happen even with good control, it is more likely to happen with poor control of the blood sugar over time. The effects of diabetes on the circulation along with neuropathy and other changes makes one more prone. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Several reasons: Diabetics may develop neuropathy, decreased sensation to the skin, which means they are unaware if they step on a thorn or if their shoes are creating a blister on their foot. Nerve damage can lead to bony changes that create abnormal pressure points on the foot. Diabetics also tend to develop small vessel arterial disease, which results in decreased perfusion to the skin and slower wound healing. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
See a professional: Do not try to treat a diabetic foot ulcer without a professional evaluation advice. Successful treatment of diabetic foot ulcers requires the presence of adequate circulation, professional wound debridement, offloading, and infection control. Seek professional assistance. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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