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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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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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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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How are diabetic foot ulcers treated?

How are diabetic foot ulcers treated?

Multiple remedies: Wound care requires multi-discipline input for proper wound healing. There are multiple modalities and multiple strategies to get a wound closed but it takes a knowledgeable well trained specialist to know when to implement the appropriate treatment during the course of wound healing similar to a conductor leading an orchestra. ...Read more

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In diabetic ulcers is it neuropathy or macrovascular disease that causes them? Can you get ulcers withouth macrovascular complications?

In diabetic ulcers is it neuropathy or macrovascular disease that causes them? Can you get ulcers withouth macrovascular complications?

Diabetic ulcers: There are multiple concurrent causes of an ulcer in a diabetic that include: nerve problems, blood supply problems, and healing issues. With blood supply problems they can be macrovascular (large vessels) and or microvascular (microscopic vessels). Either or both can be a factor in the complications and cause of ulcers associated with diabetics. ...Read more

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Can Coumadin (warfarin) be given to people with gastritis/ stomach ulcers?

Can Coumadin (warfarin) be given to people with gastritis/ stomach ulcers?

Yes, but: It can and is every day, but the risk of bleeding is higher when those conditions co-exist. Coumadin (warfarin) should not be given to anyone with active bleeding. The decision to use or withhold Coumadin (warfarin) is based on the potential risk versus the expected gain and is a judgment call best made by the doc who knows you and your health history the best. ...Read more

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Could diabetic neuropathy happen if blood sugars are managed?

Could diabetic neuropathy happen if blood sugars are managed?

Yes, but less often: Add regular low impact cardio exercise to further decrease chances of developing diabetic peripheral neuropathy (dpn). ...Read more

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What generally prevents diabetic ulcers from healing?

What generally prevents diabetic ulcers from healing?

Many factors: The most common reason ulcers may have trouble healing: due to uncontrolled blood glucose levels, underlying infection, poor circulation, poor nutrition, too much pressure to the area, inappropriate wound care. ...Read more

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Could Plavix (clopidogrel) cause erosive gastritis?

Could Plavix (clopidogrel) cause erosive gastritis?

Usually not, but:: The website eHealthMe reports that of 67,468 patients taking Plavix only 153 people (0.23%) reported gastritis as a side effect. Some of these patients were also taking other medications well known to cause gastritis, such as aspirin and Celebrex (celecoxib). Thus, if you are taking Plavix and have developed gastritis, it's likely that something else is responsible. ...Read more

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Can diabetic neuropathy occur even if blood sugars are managed?

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Can diabetic neuropathy occur even if blood sugars are managed?

Diabetic neuropathy: Yes, diabetic neuropathy can happen with managed blood sugar. However, the incident is less and so is the severity. ...Read more

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What blood thinners are given to people with stroke/heart attack and peptic ulcers?

What blood thinners are given to people with stroke/heart attack and peptic ulcers?

Blood thinner: this is a difficult situation because you have to balance between the ulcer and the need for blood thinner. A good choice is enteric coated aspirin. However, depending on the etiology of stroke or heart dz, a blood thinner may be avoided. ...Read more

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Can warfarin sodium cause gum bleeding?

Can warfarin sodium cause gum bleeding?

Yes! See Physician: If your warfarin level becomes too high your gums can bleed, in this case you would be at high risk of hemorrhage, seek medical help inmediately. If your gums are healthy due to regular visits to dentist and good oral home care, then no gum bleeding. ...Read more

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Could Coumadin (warfarin) cause heart burn?

Could Coumadin (warfarin) cause heart burn?

No: Coumadin (warfarin) is not known to cause heart burn but any medication that you take by mouth has potential to cause nausea. ...Read more

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Any ideas why does diabetes cause diabetic retinopathy?

Any ideas why does diabetes cause diabetic retinopathy?

High glucose damage.: The exact mechanism by which diabetes causes retinopathy remains unclear. Several theories have been proposed. Increased levels of blood glucose are thought to damage the structural and functional integrity of the retinal capillaries, predisposing to sluggish circulation, endothelial damage, and focal capillary occlusion. This leads to retinal ischemia, which contributes to the development of dr. ...Read more

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Can ulcers cause low blood pressure?

Can ulcers cause low blood pressure?

Ulcers and BP: An ulcer that is bleeding can certainly lower blood pressure. This clinical situation, of course, is an emergency. ...Read more

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Can drugs cause oral & stomach ulcers?

Can drugs cause oral & stomach ulcers?

Yes they can: Certain classes of drugs, especially acids can cause erosion of the lining of the mouth as well as the lining of the gastrointestinal tract. In these cases it is best to take with food or an antacid. ...Read more

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Can allergy reactions to meds cause high blood glucose im not diabetic im 21?

Can allergy reactions to meds cause high blood glucose im not diabetic im 21?

Yes, temporarily: It's possible, but only if reaction is severe, if you're already Insulin resistant/obese/prone to diabetes, and for a very short period of time. If high glucose (you don't specify how high) continues, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Is it possible for warfarin to cause diabetic foot ulcers?

Is it possible for warfarin to cause diabetic foot ulcers?

No: No. Warfarin can cause something called, "coumadin (warfarin) skin necrosis", which is more likely to happen if you aren't anticoagulated with Heparin / Lovenox before starting coumadin (warfarin). Otherwise, Coumadin (warfarin) does not commonly affect your blood sugar or your diabetes. ...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