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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


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Can exercise help heal a diabetic ulcer?

Can exercise help heal a diabetic ulcer?

Exercise diabeties: A diabetic ulcer is often on the bottom of feet so that exercise would not be what we encourage; quite the contrary, we spend great efforts with these types of ulcers to relieve pressure with casts and boots and special shoes. ...Read more

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How do you manage care of a type 2 diabetic with hypertension and peripheral neuropathy?

How do you manage care of a type 2 diabetic with hypertension and peripheral neuropathy?

Educate yourself: Cut down on the sugar and salt. Cut down on the crabs (rice potatoes, bread) as they get converted to sugar. You may want to use alternative sweeteners. See a nutritionist. Make a change in your lifestyle now as many of the complications of diabetes are preventable. There are various causes of peripheral neuropathy. Have it evaluated and treated. ...Read more

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What medication will help with diabetic foot pain?

What medication will help with diabetic foot pain?

It depends: On the etiology of the pain. If your referring to neuropathy, diffent meds work for different people. Sometimes even vitamins can help if its neuropathy like alpha Lipoic acid or Metanx. ...Read more

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What medication will help with diabetic foot pain?

What medication will help with diabetic foot pain?

Too broad a question: It depends on what you are focussing on - the cause of the diabetic foot pain or the symptom itself or both. This is too broad of a question to answer because the first thing that has to be determined is how well controlled is the diabetes. Treating the pain is treating the symptom but the cause of the pain may be related to the damage to the nerves caused by the disease. ...Read more

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Can you please suggest treatment for quick healing of diabetic neuropathic ulcer?

Can you please suggest treatment for quick healing of diabetic neuropathic ulcer?

Rx Diabetic Ulcer: There are two main causes of diabetic foot ulcers: neuropathy and arterial. These have different forms of treatment. Unfortunately, both can be involved in the same ulceration so attention by a trained health professional is vital. Contact your primary care physician, wound center, or podiatrist for further workup and attention. ...Read more

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I need help controlling diabetes and hypertension ?

I need help controlling diabetes and hypertension ?

Diabetes: controlling diabetes is a very difficult challenge and requires life long dedication and diligence...if you are having trouble perhaps seeing an endocrinologist would help ...Read more

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What blood work should have people with ulcers or gastritis?

What blood work should have people with ulcers or gastritis?

Testing: H. pylori blood and breath testing, CBC, sed rate, liver profile, amylase. lipase and abdominal ultrasound for starters. ...Read more

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Can constant pressure help a diabetic ulcer heal?

Can constant pressure help a diabetic ulcer heal?

Diabetic foot ulcer: Do not use constant pressure on a diabetic foot ulcer. Your podiatrist or wound care professional needs to evaluate the ulcer and make recommendations. The standard of care for diabetic foot ulcers due to neuropathy is to offload the pressure from the wound, not to increase it! ...Read more

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What can be done for clients with diabetic retinopathy?

What can be done  for clients with diabetic retinopathy?

See a retina special: If you mean what kind of treatments are available, there are many. For diabetic macular edema: laser, eye injections of medicine (anti-vegf and steroids). For proliferative diabetic retinopathy: laser, eye injections of medicine. For vitreous hemorrhage: vitrectomy surgery with laser. For tractional retinal detachment: vitrectomy, with laser and membrane peeling. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if there are any special bandages to help a diabetic ulcer heal?

Can you tell me if there are any special bandages to help a diabetic ulcer heal?

Yes: There are several topical dressings that have been shown to accelerate wound healing time. Seeing a vascular surgeon or a wound clinic would be in your best interest. ...Read more

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Do doctors see a lot of patients with diabetic retinopathy?

Do doctors see a lot of patients with diabetic retinopathy?

Yes: Diabetic retinopathy is the leading cause of vision loss in working aged adults. It may become increasingly common as more americans become ill with diabetes. It is recommended that diabetics get annual screenings for retinopathy by an ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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Type1 diabetes can consider themselves "diabetic".Patients with type 2 diabetes are not "diabetic", they should work to get rid of it. Agree or not?

Type1 diabetes can consider themselves "diabetic".Patients with type 2 diabetes are not "diabetic", they should work to get rid of it. Agree or not?

Genetic contribution: there is great genetic contribution to type 1 than type 2 diabetes. of course people should work to manage type 2 diabetes, but it is not just a disease because of lifestyle. ...Read more

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How can you avoid diabetic ulcers?

How can you avoid diabetic ulcers?

Tight control: Tight control of your blood sugars and assuring excellent foot care are the best methods. ...Read more

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What are doc recommended creams to use on a diabetic ulcer, to help heal it, and relieve pain?

No Creams: You need to seek care from a wound care center, antibiotics for the potential infection and appropriate pain meds that may include meds for the neuropathy and standard pain medication. ...Read more

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Please suggest what foods can a person with ic and type 2 diabetic eat ?

Please suggest what foods can a person with ic and type 2 diabetic eat ?

See...: My diet re: avoiding sweets www.Schwartzdiabetesdoc.Com then show it to gastroenterologist to modify as needed for ic. ...Read more

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Do doctors see a lot of patients with diabetic ketoacidosis?

Do doctors see a lot of patients with diabetic ketoacidosis?

Depends on type: Most physicians have at some point in their training encountered patients in dka. Anesthesiologists see them when requiring surgery for life-threatening infection or as ICU physicians. Also common is honk, a similar disease seen in type 2 diabetics. Both are life-threatening and may require ICU treatment. ...Read more

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Diabetic Ulcers (Definition)

Wound on lower extremity in a patient with diabetes as the skin integrity is lacking May be associated with vascular disease If concerned about bacteria in wound usually there are more than one bacteria at play Often cuts as a result of the walking surface of the foot doesn't ...Read more


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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