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There is a connection between diabetes, thyroid and hair loss. Some women are not even aware that they have the condition and a loss of hair can be one of the first signs. There are lots of different reasons that diabetes and thyroid cause hair loss.But it's also worth knowing that thinning hair can also indicate two other related conditions -insulin resistance,pre-diabetes. Insulin resistance is a precursor to pre-diabetes and both conditions are precursors to type 2 diabetes. When experiencing thinning of hair, steps you should take for management are: 1. Talk to your doctor to establish the cause. Your doctor will be able to help you identify whether other factors besides diabetes itself - such as the emotional stress of thyroid problems - are at play. 2. Eat a balanced diet, full of simple, healthy foods. Avoid processed foods loaded with chemicals or sugary foods that may affect your mood. Choose the 'brown' version of foods like bread, pasta and rice so you know you're getting the whole grain instead of a stripped down, nutritionally deficient substitute! 3. Exercise every day for around 20 minutes. This releases "feel good" chemicals called endorphins which can even reverse the effects of stress 4. Eat iron-rich foods with foods that are high in vitamin C. Vitamin C-rich foods will help you absorb iron more easily.Follow a healthy eating pattern! 5. Don't skip meals- Skipping meals and eliminating food groups (like fats) may mean that your body does not get the nutrition it needs. For example, low-fat and low-calorie diets can lead to deficiencies of essential fatty acids and zinc, which will then affect your hair. 6. Good sources of omega 3 fatty acids include:Walnuts, flax seeds, salmon, tuna, avocado, grapeseed oil, pumpkin seeds 7. Good sources of magnesium include: Brown rice, spinach, lentils, cashews and almond 8. Good sources of zinc include:Eggs, chicken, oats, oysters, lentils, beef, nuts, chickpeas . 9. Good sources of iron include: Meat, turkey, whole grains, beans, dark leafy greens, oats it's high in vitamin C too, which makes its iron easier to absorb). 10. Good sources of protein include Lentils, egg yolks, Greek yogurt, nuts, legumes, tofu, fish, and poultry. 11. Good sources of vitamins A and C include Sweet potatoes, carrots, pumpkin, spinach, broccoli, Swiss chard, cantaloupe, mangoes, apricots, blueberries, kiwifruit, tomatoes, and strawberries. 12. Good sources of B vitamins include Eggs, poultry, beef, fish, milk, Greek yogurt, oats, banana, cereal, and nuts. Discuss your medication with your doctor if you feel it may be causing hair loss as a side effect. It may be possible to amend your dose, or your doctor may suggest a different brand.Speak to your doctor about taking a biotin supplement. People with diabetes sometimes have low biotin levels. If your hair loss is particularly severe, ask your doctor if Minoxidil (Rogaine) might be suitable for you. Also, try different camouflage techniques, such as using a hair piece or a fill-in powder until things improve (see it as make-up for the hair!).Think about coloring your hair, which can 'plump it up' and make it look thicker. Coloring it a lighter color can be useful if you want to minimize the contrast between dark hair and your scalp.
There is a connection between diabetes, thyroid and hair loss. Some women are not even aware that they have the condition and a loss of hair can be one of the first signs. There are lots of different reasons that diabetes and thyroid cause hair loss.But it's also worth knowing that thinning hair can also indicate two other related conditions -insulin resistance,pre-diabetes. Insulin resistance... (Read More)
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What is amputation ?

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Amputation is basically a life saving procedure wherein a part of the body which is grossly infected or gangrenous is cut off to prevent the infection or gangrene from spreading to the rest of the body. Amputation is the removal of a limb by trauma, medical illness, or surgery. As a surgical measure, it is used to control pain or a disease process in the affected limb, such as malignancy or gangrene. In some cases, it is carried out on individuals as a preventative surgery for such problems. Arms, legs, hands, feet, fingers, and toes can be amputated. Most amputations involve small body parts such as a finger, rather than an entire limb. Amputation is performed for the following reasons: to remove tissue that no longer has an adequate blood supply to remove malignant tumors because of severe trauma to the body part The blood supply to an extremity can be cut off because of injury to the blood vessel, hardening of the arteries, arterial embolism, impaired circulation as a complication of diabetes mellitus, repeated severe infection that leads to gangrene, severe frostbite, Raynaud's disease, or Buerger's disease. A special case is that of congenital amputation, a congenital disorder, where fetal limbs have been cut off by constrictive bands. Amputations cannot be performed on patients with uncontrolled diabetes mellitus, heart failure, or infection. Patients with blood clotting disorders are also not good candidates for amputation.
Amputation is basically a life saving procedure wherein a part of the body which is grossly infected or gangrenous is cut off to prevent the infection or gangrene from spreading to the rest of the body. Amputation is the removal of a limb by trauma, medical illness, or surgery. As a surgical measure, it is used to control pain or a disease process in the affected limb, such as malignancy or... (Read More)
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What are the types of Gangrene ?

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There are 3 major types of gangrene: Dry Gangrene Dry gangrene is one which arises due to loss of arterial blood supply to the tissue or part.All of your body organs (such as your liver, heart, muscles) need oxygen to function properly and survive. The oxygen is carried to different parts of your body by your blood. Dry gangrene is caused when one of your body parts isn’t getting enough oxygen. Eventually, the body part will start to deteriorate and die. With dry gangrene, the skin is closed and there is no evidence of infection.With dry gangrene, the skin is closed and there is no evidence of infection. Wet Gangrene Wet gangrene is the condition which arise due to both the artery as well vein being blocked. This condition is often confused with a dry gangrene with superadded infection. The tissues react to the presence of the bacteria by growing moist and breaking down. It happens when your body tissues become infected with some type of bacteria. the process causes the death of your tissues. This is more of an emergency than dry gangrene because of the possibility of infection spreading to other parts of the body. Gas Gangrene Bacteria called Clostridia cause gas gangrene. This bacterium creates an infection that causes gas bubbles and toxins to develop inside the affected area. The resulting gases cause tissue death. This type of gangrene is rare in the United States. This type of gangrene can be fatal.This occurs mostly after accidents and in contaminated wounds. Here the superadded infection is due to spore forming Clostridia. This is a highly contagious infection
There are 3 major types of gangrene: Dry Gangrene Dry gangrene is one which arises due to loss of arterial blood supply to the tissue or part.All of your body organs (such as your liver, heart, muscles) need oxygen to function properly and survive. The oxygen is carried to different parts of your body by your blood. Dry gangrene is caused when one of your body parts isn’t getting enough oxygen.... (Read More)
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What is Gangrene?

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Gangrene is a condition that occurs when body tissue dies due to loss of blood supply,which is accompanied by superadded infection,an underlying illness or injury. The affected body parts are the fingers, toes and limbs, but it can also occur inside the body, damaging organs and muscles. There are different types of gangrene but the major ones are wet and dry gangrene, and they require urgent medical attention.Treatment for all cases of gangrene usually involves surgery, medical treatment, supportive care, and occasionally, rehabilitation. Dry gangrene can result from conditions that reduce or block arterial blood flow such as diabetes, arteriosclerosis, and tobacco addiction as well as from trauma, frostbite, or injury. Wet gangrene can result from the same causes as dry gangrene but always includes infection. In some cases of wet gangrene, the initial cause is considered to be the infectionBlood plays a very important role in your health. Not only does it transport oxygen and nutrients throughout your body to feed cells, it delivers disease-fighting antibodies that protect your body from infection. When blood cannot travel freely throughout the body, your cells cannot survive, infection can develop, and tissue can die from gangrene. Any condition that affects blood flow increases your risk of gangrene, including: Diabetes, Atherosclerosis,Peripheral arterial disease, Smoking, Trauma or serious injury, obesity,Raynaud's phenomenon (a condition in which the blood vessels that supply the skin become intermittently narrowed.
Gangrene is a condition that occurs when body tissue dies due to loss of blood supply,which is accompanied by superadded infection,an underlying illness or injury. The affected body parts are the fingers, toes and limbs, but it can also occur inside the body, damaging organs and muscles. There are different types of gangrene but the major ones are wet and dry gangrene, and they require urgent... (Read More)
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What is peropheral neuropathy?

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Peripheral neuropathy in diabetics usually presents itself with numbness or pins-and-needles from the toes, and extending upwards to the ankles and lower legs, caused due to malfunction or damage of nerves. -It is a disorder of nerve(s) apart from the brain and spinal cord. -Patients with peripheral neuropathy may have tingling, numbness, unusual sensations, weakness, or burning pain in the affected area. -Oftentimes, the symptoms are symmetrical. This includes your:arms, hands, feet, legs, internal organs ,mouth and face. Because the symptoms are often present in the areas covered by gloves or stockings, peripheral neuropathy is often described as having a “glove and stocking” distribution of symptoms. -It can involve different nerve types, including motor, sensory, and autonomic nerves. -It can also be categorized by the size of the nerve fibers involved, large or small. -It can present with many differing symptoms, including numbness, pain of different types, weakness, or loss of balance, depending on the type of nerve involved. Because the autonomic nerves control bodily functions that we do not consciously think of, such as heart rate, digestion, and emptying of the bowel and bladder, autonomic neuropathy manifests with symptoms affecting the loss of control of these functions. Symptoms may include problems with blood pressure, voiding, passage of stools (diarrhea, or constipation), heart rate, or sweating. There are many causes of peripheral neuropathy, including many drugs, diabetes, kidney failure, and vitamin deficiency. Many causes can be successfully treated or prevented. The treatment depends on its cause. This disrupts the nerves’ normal functioning. They might send signals of pain when there’s nothing causing pain, or they might not send a pain signal even if something is harming you. This can be due to: an injury, systemic illness,an infection,an inherited disorder.The disorder is uncomfortable, but treatments can be very helpful. The most important thing to determine is whether peripheral neuropathy is the result of a serious underlying condition.
Peripheral neuropathy in diabetics usually presents itself with numbness or pins-and-needles from the toes, and extending upwards to the ankles and lower legs, caused due to malfunction or damage of nerves. -It is a disorder of nerve(s) apart from the brain and spinal cord. -Patients with peripheral neuropathy may have tingling, numbness, unusual sensations, weakness, or burning pain in the... (Read More)
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