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Dr. Yu Sun Dr. Sun
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What kind of condition is diabetic eye problems?

Dr. Yu Sun Dr. Sun
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What kind of condition is diabetic eye problems?

Retinopathy edema: Diabetic eye disease (retinopathy and macular edema), the retina of the eye injury can lead to blindness. ...Read more

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Diabetic Eye Disease (Definition)

A serious complication of diabetes mellitus. It occurs in about 80% of diabetics who have had the disease for more than 10 years and can ...Read more


Dr. Yu Sun Dr. Sun
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What kind of condition is diabetic retinopathy?

Dr. Yu Sun Dr. Sun
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What kind of condition is diabetic retinopathy?

Blindness: Diabetic retinopathy is a main cause of blindness. Exudates are the primary signs of diabetic retinopathy and thereby early detection of exudates is one of the best ways to prevent vision loss. ...Read more

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What kind of condition is diabetes?

What kind of condition is diabetes?

A sugar disorder: Diabetes is caused by either a failure of the pancreas to produce adequate Insulin or a failure of the body Insulin receptors to respond. The hallmark is too much blood sugar which can increase the output of urine, causing thirst and fatigue. Evaluation should be done by your general physician or an endocrinologist as soon as you suspect a problem. ...Read more

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Dr. Yu Sun Dr. Sun
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What kind of condition is diabetes with complications?

Dr. Yu Sun Dr. Sun
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What kind of condition is diabetes with complications?

More than food, urin: The typical symptoms of dm are polydypsia, polyphagia, polyuria, emaciation and urinary glucose caused by hyperglycaemia. ...Read more

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What kind of condition is diabetic kidney problems (nephropathy)?

What kind of condition is diabetic kidney problems (nephropathy)?

Kidney damage: Chronic conditon of kidneys which can develop after many years, usually > 15 years, primarily in patients with type 1 diabetes. Problem is sclerosis (shrivelling up) of the tiny blood capillaries in the glomeruli (min filters) of kidney. This leads to progressive loss of function. Patients usually require dialysis or kidney transplantation within 3 years of diagnosis. ...Read more

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What kind of condition is diabetic skin ulcers?

What kind of condition is diabetic skin ulcers?

Diabetic skin ulcers: Diabetics can have different kinds of ulcerations. They can get neuropathic ulcerations due to nerve damage. They can get ulcerations from arterial disease due to advanced plaque formation in arteries. They are also more prone to pressure and may develop ulcerations from pressure. Diabetics can even have venous disease and develop ulcerations from this also. A wound care expert can evaluate. ...Read more

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What kind of condition is dropsy?

What kind of condition is dropsy?

Swelling: Dropsy is an older term for swelling, which represents salt and water retention and which may occur in the lungs and/or legs. It is most commonly a result of heart or kidney failure, but could also be a manifestation of inadquate venous or lymphatic function. ...Read more

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What kind of condition is dementia?

What kind of condition is dementia?

Neurological: Dementia is a clinical term that means a progressive impairment of thinking abilities (often but not always memory) that interferes with the person's abilities to perform their usual daily activities. Many types of disorders can cause dementia. Some, such as low thyroid, low vitamin B12 or severe depression are treatable. Others such as alzheimer's disease have some treatments but cannot be cured. ...Read more

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What kind of condition is a digestive disease?

What kind of condition is a digestive disease?

Many things: A broad term to describe problems within the gastrointestinal tract, which can go anywhere from the mouth to the anus. ...Read more

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What kind of condition is dermatosclerosis?

What kind of condition is dermatosclerosis?

Bad disease: Scleroderma is a progressive disease that affects the skin and connective tissue (including cartilage, bone, fat, and the tissue that supports the nerves and blood vessels throughout the body). There are two major forms of the disorder. One localize and could effect the whole body. ...Read more

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What kind of treatment is there for chronic central serious retinopathy?

See a specialist: Sometime is caused by medicine and stopping those makes it to resolve. Other time is associated to a form of gastritis an that should be ruled out and treated if present. Some time will resolve spontaneously. ...Read more

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What is diabetes mellitus? How prevalent is this type of diabetes and what are the health risks?

Dr. David Liu Dr. Liu
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What is diabetes mellitus? How prevalent is this type of diabetes and what are the health risks?

Too much sugar: In general, type 2 diabetes is consuming too many carbohydrates, and the body's inability to deal with the amount of sugar that comes from this. This is the type of diabetes that is usually caused by eating and lack of physical exercise, and according to the ada, is prevalent in 8.3% of the us population. Complications include heart, liver, and kidney disease, as well as strokes and amputation. ...Read more

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What kind of condition is a digestive health problem?

What kind of condition is a digestive health problem?

Many things: A broad term to describe problems within the gastrointestinal tract, which can go anywhere from the mouth to the anus. ...Read more

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What kind of condition is dermatomyositis?

What kind of condition is dermatomyositis?

Autoimmune: It is an autoimmune disease with the collagen vascular diseases and is treated by rheumatologist. It affects skin and muscle with proximal muscle weakness of the hips and shoulders. Diagnosis is made by muscle weakness, typical rash on face and hands, muscle biopsy , skin biopsy, and blood tests. Treatment is oral steroids and steroid sparing drugs such as cytoxan, (cyclophosphamide) imuran, methotrexate. ...Read more

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What kind of condition is diabetes during pregnancy?

What kind of condition is diabetes during pregnancy?

Rescreen: Agree. Insulin resistance is the cause. Recommendation is to rescreen 6-12 weeks after delivery and if normal, patient needs to be screen every 3 years lifelong. ...Read more

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What are the most serious diabetic eye problems?

What are the most serious diabetic eye problems?

Retinal complication: Diabetes can be associated with many eye problems. Retinal complications, especially proliferative retinopathy can cause severe loss of vision from decreased blood supply, hemorrhage, and retinal detachment. Macular edema is swelling in the retina affecting the central vision. Both conditions are treatable, but early diagnosis is key. Cataract, increased glaucoma risk, change in refraction also. ...Read more

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What kind of condition is diabetes insipidus (d.I.)?

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What kind of condition is diabetes insipidus (d.I.)?

Missing ADH (vasopressin): Anti diuretic hormone helps concentrate the urine to keep the body's sodium and water levels balanced. If the brain does not make enough ADH (vasopressin) or of the kidney ignores the adh, (vasopressin) a person can urinate too much dilute urine, becoming hypernatremic (high sodium) and dehydrated. Can be genetic, due to head trauma, brain tumor, infection, anorexia, idiopathic. ...Read more

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What kind of condition is degenerative nerve disease?

What kind of condition is degenerative nerve disease?

Like Alheimer,s.: Degenerative nerve diseases can be serious or life-threatening. It depends on their type. Most of them have no cure. The goal of treatment is usually to improve symptoms, relieve pain and increase mobility. Some of those condition(parkinson's disease alzheimer's disease). ...Read more

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What kind of condition is diverticulitis?

What kind of condition is diverticulitis?

Inflamed pocket: Diverticulosis is thin walled pockets in wall of colon. Diverticulitis: inflammation of pockets. Not caused by something getting stuck in them, but from increased pressure in bowel: weakest link, so small perforation, with spasm, inflammation. Mild: outpt rx, oral antibiotics; more so: inpatient abs; severe: surgery for drainage, inpt abs. Hi fiber diet may help prevent. Itis: no fiber initially. ...Read more

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