Diabetes Foot Problems
Understanding The Use of Alpha-Lipoic Acid in the Treatment of Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy
The Use of Alpha-Lipoic Acid in the Treatment of Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy Diabetes is a chronic disease that is associated with many long-term complications that can negatively impact a patient’s quality of life. Diabetic peripheral neuropathy (DPN), or nerve pain, is one of the most common of them all. In DPN, as a result of damage to your nerves, there can be loss of feeling, muscle weakness, numbness, and pain. Over 50% of people with...
Learning About Neuropathy or Nerve Disease and Simple Prevention
Learning About Neuropathy or Nerve Disease and Simple Prevention The nervous system of our body is the third major organ system. The propensity of developing nerve related diseases in a diabetic patient is about 50 to 60%. In 2010, according to The American Diabetes Association (ADA) about 73,000 non-traumatic lower limb applications were performed on adult, older than 20 years old diabetic patients. Most could be avoided if patients were educated about neuropathy. The major...
Learning How to Prevent Diabetes Foot Complications with Proper Foot Care
Learning How to Prevent Diabetes Foot Complications with Proper Foot Care Uncontrolled diabetes is associated with many different complications. Foot problems are one of the most common concerns for patients with diabetes. Untreated foot problems can lead to severe complications such as non-healing wounds and ulcers and even amputation. Some of the most common reasons for foot problems in patients with diabetes are from reduced feeling (neuropathy) in the feet, poor blood flow (circulation), or...
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