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What Does Pvd Diabetes Mean
Complication: Pvr is the most common cause of failure for retinal detachment surgery. Some patients have a very active healing response which creates scar tissue that pulls the retina back off. Once pvr occurs, it needs to be treated with vitrectomy and possibly a buckle and silicone oil. It is possible that multiple surgeries will be needed to stabilize the retina. ...Read moreSee 6 more doctor answers
Prediabetic: Doctors follow rules. The diagnosis of diabets is made as follows: the national diabetes data group recommendation that the diagnosis of diabetes mellitus be based on two fasting plasma glucose levels of 126 mg per dl (7.0 mmol per l) or higher. Other options for diagnosis include two two-hour postprandial plasma of 200 mg per dl. You are not noremal but not yet a daibetic. ...Read more
See below.: Hyperlipidemia refers to elevated cholesterol and/or elevated triglycerides and low HDL (good cholesterol). These abnormalities are important because the increase the risk of developing vascular disease over time. They are especially important in patients with other risk factors such as hypertension, diabetes, cigarette smoking and family history of premature heart disease. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Plaque build up: It is hardening of the arteries, caused by fat, cholesterol, and other substances building up in the arteries - this is called plaque - making the arteries stiffer. This plaque interferes with the normal function of the arteries and can cause problems and symptoms throughout the body. The plaque can block the arteries and/or it can break off and flow to smaller vessels and block them. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
PAD: Peripheral arterial disease is caused by cholesterol build up that narrows the arteries carrying oxygen and blood flow to the legs. Most patients have no symptoms and are diagnosed with an abi, measuring blood pressure in the legs. Treatment is lowering cholesterol, exercise, not smoking, and controlling blood pressure. ...Read more
Could mean anything: When a vascular surgeon says something is "dry" it means there is no bleeding. Alternatively, I have heard body builders refer to a "vascular dry" appearance where they have prominent veins sticking out. Need more context. ...Read more
Brain attack: 2 kinds of stroke: ischemic or hemorrhagic. Ischemic (either thrombotic or embolic) is like a clogged drain in your house. Hemorrhagic is like a burst pipe. In either case, you don't get water flowing where you need it. Same w/stroke - you lose blood flow to vital areas in your brain (are there non-vital areas?). Without blood flow, brain dies. So if you think you're having a stroke, call 911. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Anion Gap?: "The anion gap is the difference between primary measured cations (sodium Na+ and potassium K+) and the primary measured anions (chloride Cl- and bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) HCO3-) in serum. This test is most commonly performed in patients who present with altered mental status, unknown exposures, acute renal failure, and acute illnesses." (http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/2087291-overview) ...Read more
Nonspecific term: Any pathology affecting the optic nerve could be described this way. However, the cause needs to be uncovered, as one could have ischemic process due to atherosclerosis, optic neuritis due to multiple sclerosis, compression of optic nerve due to tumor, etc. So, if vision is being lost, need attention asap. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
IFG/IGT: When fasting blood sugar is between 100-125 mg/dl or when 2-hour post meal/ogtt blood sugar is between 140-199 mg/dl, impaired fasting glucose or impaired glucose tolerance is diagnosed. Either is considered a pre-diabetic condition, placing the patient at much higher risk for developing diabetes. Fortunately, this is treatable before it gets to the point of diabetes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depending on levels.: Bilirubin is a by-product of blood cell breakdown which every living-human has. Small amount is normal, but too much can be toxic to the developing brain. Level of 14 or more in preterm and 17 in fullterm baby is concerning and needs medical attention. Feed the baby--as much as possible, more feeding, faster resolution of jaundice. Consult and follow up with doc..Good luck. ...Read more
Symptoms: Low BP usually refers to a BP that is low enough to cause side effects: that will vary from person to person. Young women and children often have a BP of 90/60 which is normal and healthy. For some people, that's too low and they feel dizzy and faint. For most people, a BP of. ...Read more
Raises Risk: Htn is a silent killer which raises your risk of heart, brain and kidney disease especially when combined with smoking, diabetes and high ldl. Htn is defined as an average BP > 140/90 as measure in the office. Goals of treatment depend on your other issues but 130/80 is a good number. ...Read more
Neuropathy: The nerves are covered with an insultating material called myelin. Much like a telephone cable that has rubber covering it too acts as insulation "myelin" does the same for a nerve. If the myelin is weakened by disease or some pathological process one develops a demyelinating neuropathy of which there are many causes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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