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Signs and symptoms of diabetes in women?

Signs and symptoms of diabetes in women?

Drinking/Urinating: The more common signs of diabetes tends to include increased thirst with frequent drinking and frequent urination. There is a genetic predisposition for diabetes and there is a higher risk in those who are overweight. Some may also complain of weight loss. I would recommend seeing your doctor if you are concerned to be tested. It's a quick thing to diagnose that you don't want to leave untreated. ...Read more

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Diabetes (Definition)

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


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What are some of the symptoms of women's sexual health issues related to diabetes?

Decreased libido: The biggest sexual concerns of women with diabetes include decreased libido and increased risk of uti's and yeast infections, which can make intercourse painful. Good glucose control will decrease these risks as well as frequent checkups for diabetes and well woman exams. ...Read more

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Should i go to the er"? I am a 56 yr old female, diabetes, high blood pressure. Having off and on stomach pain in the middle and left side, pain in my neck and ear and some jaw pain. I thought these may be symptoms of a heart attack in women. I have no in

Hello. : Hello. I don't know what your pain represents. I will list some of the symptoms of a mycocardial infarction (heart attack). Chest pain, tightness, squeezing or fullness is the most common presentation. However the pain can also present in the upper back, the upper middle abdomen, jaw, head, teeth or in the arms (left more than right). One could have nausea, vomiting or it could feel like indigestion or heartburn. Feeling short of breath, sweating and just feeling out of sorts can also occur. About a fourth of people have no significant symptoms during a heart attack. You asked specifically about symptoms in women. The following statistics are from a national institute of health study . 43% of women had no chest pain. 58% were short of breath; 55% had marked weakness; 43% experienced fatigue, with cold sweats in 39% & dizziness in 39%. According to the study preceding their heart attacks women experienced the following symptoms: unusual fatigue - 70%; sleep disturbance - 48%; shortness of breath - 42%; indigestion - 39% and anxiety - 35%. Whenever int doubt it is best to take the cautious road. Jaw pain in a woman with diabetes and high blood pressure is of concern. ...Read more

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What will be the symptoms if I have diabetes mellitus? 28 year old female.

What will be the symptoms if I have diabetes mellitus? 28 year old female.

Three Major Symptoms: Polyuria, polyphagia, and polydipsea. That's our fancy way of saying you are peeing all the time, very hungry, and could drink water all day. Those are a few of the most common symptoms...And if you're having them i would suggest a discussion with your doctor. ...Read more

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Can creatinine increase from 2.2 to 2.91 in 3 months without any increases in BP, H1BAC or other symptoms for 75 year old woman with BP and diabetes?

Can creatinine increase from 2.2 to 2.91 in 3 months without any increases in BP, H1BAC or other symptoms for 75 year old woman with BP and diabetes?

Yes: Yes, your creatinine could rise that much. You need a Nephrology work-up to look for other causes. You're right to worry about keeping your BP and diabetes controlled as those are the two most common reasons for kidney damage in the USA. But there is a long list of other potential causes. You'll need an ultrasound & some lab test done. Get this checked as you're advancing into severe disease. ...Read more

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What are some symptoms for diabetes? What are the chances of a 20yr old female with pcos developing diabetes?

What are some symptoms for diabetes? What are the chances of a 20yr old female with pcos developing diabetes?

Many & > 10%: The symptoms of DM nitially are unfortunately usually none. Classic symptoms are inc thirst, inc urination & weight loss, but this is really in type 1 or advanced type 2 DM. With type 2 DM being overweight can be a symptom, dark skin areas of skin, blurry vision, fatigue & metabolic dz's. Risk with PCOS is diff as not many studies, but with time >10% & pre-DM>35%. Varies by wt, location, age & FH. ...Read more

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Can a thin woman with hashimoto's disease while having hypothyroidism get diabetes symptoms without having actual diabetes?

Can a thin woman with hashimoto's disease while having hypothyroidism get diabetes symptoms without having actual diabetes?

Generally, no: Why isn't your hypothyroidism being treated. It's very simple and inexpensive. Since i don't know what you mean by "diabetes symptoms", i suggest you see your doctor for both problems. ...Read more

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What are symptoms for ms. 47 female diabetes high blood pressure, barrett's esophagus?

What are symptoms for ms. 47 female diabetes high blood pressure, barrett's esophagus?

Symptoms of MS: Symptoms of MS vary a lot from person to person. They may be a loss of function for 24 hours or longer. This could affect vision in one eye, sensation to touch on one side of the body, weakness, clumsiness, trouble walking, or double vision. These are symptoms of MS attacks or relapses. This is the most common kind of symptom for people with MS. Many people with MS have fatigue also. ...Read more

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Diabetes Type 2 (Definition)

Diabetes Mellitus type 2, or adult onset diabetes, is a condition that is caused by insulin resistance. This means that the muscle and fat cells of the body do not take up blood glucose, leaving a high blood glucose. Some type 2 ...Read more