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Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Diabetes (Definition)

Diabetes is a disease of increased blood glucose levels. Glucose is a type of sugar that comes from the intake of food. Insulin is a type of hormone that removes the glucose from the blood and moves it into the cells to provide them with energy. There are two different types of diabetes: type 1 and type 2. Type 1 diabetes is when the body does not make any insulin. Therefore, glucose stays inside the blood and does not move into the cells. Type 2 diabetes, which is commonly associated with obesity, is when the body is either resistant to the effects of insulin or when the body does not produce enough insulin. Increased levels of glucose in the body causes severe damage to the ...Read more


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I have pvd, i'm 41 & have type 1 diabetes. I have had 8 surgeries including crossover bypass, i'm suffering greatly and in agony every day. Whatcanido?

I have pvd, i'm 41 & have type 1 diabetes. I have had 8 surgeries including crossover bypass, i'm suffering greatly and in agony every day. Whatcanido?

Stop smoking: For one as i can see on your profile because the combination of smoking and diabetes is lethal to your body including arteries. I am sure you do not want to lose your limbs as this is unfortunate reality for many patients who smoke. In addition, avoiding all processed foods and eating whole foods will also strengthen your lining of your arteries as currently you have a lot of inflammation. Best! ...Read more

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Ret tear ruled out by my doc, see sparkling stars 24/7, hv floaters too, he said pvd full process not yet started but there is vitreous detachment, means?

Ret tear ruled out by my doc, see sparkling stars 24/7, hv floaters too, he said pvd full process not yet started but there is vitreous detachment, means?

PVD is not a tear: A PVD or posterior vitreous detachment is a natural consequence of aging. When it occurs in someone suddenly and there are new floaters or flashes of light, we recommend a dilated exam of the retina. It is not because the floaters or flashes are dangerous, but because the PVD may also occur with retinal tears which can lead to retinal detachment, but it is possible to have PVD and no tear. ...Read more

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What does borderline Peripheral vascular disease on ankle brachial index test mean? It was 0.93. I had Normal Calcium Score/CTA.

What does borderline Peripheral vascular disease on ankle brachial index test mean? It was 0.93. I had Normal Calcium Score/CTA.

PVD, PAD: i would not call an ABI of .93 borderline PVD (peripheral vascular disease). It is normal. If you divide the arm blood pressure by the ankle pressure the number should be 1.0. Meaning the arm and ankle should have the same blood pressure. ABI's of .5 suggest occlusive disease or a blockage somewhere in the leg or calf. Again, an ABI of 0.93 is normal ...Read more

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What is the cure for pvd?

What is the cure for pvd?

No cure: Can be controlled or prevented to some extent. Quit smoking/ decreasing cholesterol, using blood thinners like aspirin, if needed bypass surgery. ...Read more

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How to know if it is a tear in the retina or pvd?

Get an exam: The only way to find out is to have an exam by a qualified eye MD. AAO.org is very helpful. It is important to tell the difference because a tear in the retina can lead to retinal detachment, which is a BIG deal. ...Read more

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What aspects of pharmacokinetics will be altered because of pvd?

What aspects of pharmacokinetics will be altered because of pvd?

None: Pharmacokinetics is the way drugs are broken down and removed from the body usuall by the liver and kidneys. Pvd is blocked muscle arteries. ...Read more

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I have pretty bad eyesight due to pvd, is there anyway to improve it?

I have pretty bad eyesight due to pvd, is there anyway to improve it?

Possibly: Bad eyesight can be due to many things not just pvd. I would recommend you see a primary care physician and possibly an opthomalagist for futher evaluation a treatment. At the very least, they can recommend some things to prevent the eye site from getting worse. ...Read more

Dr. Joel Gotvald
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Peripheral Vascular Disease (Definition)

Pvd is a catch-all term that may indicate venous or arterial dz. Usually docs use this term to indicate blockages(plaque buildup) in the arteries. However, some docs refer to swelling and discoloration ...Read more