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Knowing the early signs of diabetes is crucial because the sooner you treat type 2 diabetes, the easier it will be to treat it and decreases the risk of severe complications. This is especially true if you have a family history of diabetes, as this puts you at increased risk.
About Type 2 Diabetes
Type 2 diabetes causes people’s blood sugar levels to significantly increase. When this happens for a long time, it can lead to serious medical problems. For instance, blood vessels can become damaged affecting the supply of blood to vital organs. This can lead to:
- Heart Disease
- Kidney Disease
- Vision Problems
- Nerve Problems
- Skin Problems
The longer people wait to treat their diabetes, the more damage their organs suffer from, and that damage may not be reversible.
Early Signs of Diabetes
The early signs of diabetes can include:
Increase in Urination Frequency
High blood sugar levels cause the kidneys to remove excess sugar by filtering it out of the blood. This can cause people to urinate much more frequently, especially at night.
As the body flushes excess sugar out of the body, it also flushes out water. This causes dehydration, which increases thirst.
Healthy individuals have a digestive system that breaks down food into simple sugar (glucose). Glucose is what the body uses for energy. People with diabetes don’t even enough glucose in their bloodstream to reach the cells in the body, leading to fatigue and then hunger.
As mentioned above, with limited glucose in the bloodstream, it doesn’t reach the body’s cells. This causes a lack of energy, leading to extreme tiredness.
As blood sugar levels increase due to the lack of treatment, blood vessels in the eyes become damaged. This causes blurry vision. It can happen in one or both eyes, and it can be intermittent.
This early sign of diabetes is a serious one. If someone who is suffering from blurry vision ignores it, the damage can worsen causing permanent vision loss.
Slow Healing of Wounds and Cuts
In addition to damaging the blood vessels in the eyes, high blood sugar levels can damage the body’s nerves. This can cause problems with blood circulation. Without proper circulation, wounds and cuts don’t heal as quickly. Some wounds and cuts may take weeks or months to heal, which increases the risk of infection.
Tingling and Numbness in Extremities
As blood circulation and the body’s nerves are impaired, people may start to feel a tingling sensation or numbness in their extremities – hands and feet. The sensation is known as neuropathy, and if left untreated, it can become worse and permanent.
Unexplained Dark Skin Patches
People who suffer from diabetes often notice patches of dark skin appearing on the creases of the:
Despite what many people suspect, these patches are not dry and rough. They are soft and velvety. The skin condition is called acanthosis nigricans.
High levels of sugar in the blood and urine fuel yeast, which can increase the risk of infection. The most common areas for yeast infections are:
If you’re suffering from one or more of the above early signs of diabetes, it’s highly important to schedule an appointment with your doctor.
- diabetes and children
Early Signs of Diabetes in Children
The early signs of diabetes can be so subtle that people don’t realize them, particularly children. Parents are usually the ones who notice the signs first.
This is usually the first one parent’s notice because they wonder why their child has to go to the bathroom AGAIN. The reason is the same as it is for adults. The body is flushing the excess sugar in the blood.
Children experience an increase in thirst as well. Again, this is because as the body is flushing the excess sugar from the blood, it’s also flushing out water. This leads to dehydration and an increase need to drink water.
Children are usually energetic, so when they start to slow down and sleep more, parents become concerned. As the energy continues to deplete due to the lack of glucose in the bloodstream to fuel the body’s cells, parents become increasingly concerned there is something wrong.
Teachers often notice this early sign of diabetes in children. They may notice a student squinting and ask why, and the child may say that it’s blurry. When a parent takes the child to the doctor about it, a diabetes test may be ordered.
Children often suffer from acanthosis nigricans (darkened skin) on their armpit and the back of the neck. Most of the time, it’s the parents that see this first.
Slow Wound Healing
Children get hurt often from playing outside. This is usually not a big deal since the wounds heal quickly unless they are suffering from diabetes. Wounds may not heal for weeks or months like adults, and with everything that children get into, that can lead to infection quickly.
- What to Expect When Testing for Diabetes
Testing a blood sample for the level of blood sugar helps a doctor determine if someone is prediabetic or diabetic. The blood test is called an A1c test or glycated hemoglobin test. It’s the most common test for blood sugar levels, and it doesn’t require the person to fast because it tests levels over time. Red blood cells have a lifespan of three months. This test measures the average blood sugar for those three months.
Other types of blood tests may be performed if the A1c does not seem to provide accurate results. The doctor may give patients a:
Random Blood Sugar Test
Fasting Blood Sugar Test
Oral Glucose Tolerance Test
Each one of these checks the level of sugar in the blood depending on different measures due to whether or not the patient has eaten anything before it.
- Risk Factors for Diabetes
While everyone should pay attention to the early signs of diabetes, there are some people who are at increased risk for the condition. The following are the risk factors:
- Being older than 45 years of age
- Living a sedentary lifestyle
- Being overweight
- Being obese
- Eating an unhealthy diet
- Having a family history
- Suffering from polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)
- Having a history of stroke, heart disease or diabetes
- Suffering from prediabetes
In addition to the above risk factors, there are some ethnicities that are more prone to developing diabetes:
See the Doctor When You Notice the Early Signs of Diabetes
As soon as you notice the early signs of diabetes, call your doctor for an appointment. It’s better to be safe than sorry. Complications from diabetes can happen quickly or slowly over time – there’s no way to know. That’s why it’s better to get treated as soon as you know you are suffering from prediabetes or diabetes.
Take care of yourself, so you can continue living a healthy, happy life.
Cirrhosis is a late stage of scarring (fibrosis) of the liver caused by many forms of liver diseases and conditions, such as hepatitis and chronic alcoholism. The liver carries out several necessary functions, including detoxifying harmful substances in your body, cleaning your blood and making vital nutrients.
Cirrhosis occurs in response to damage to your liver. Each time your liver is injured, it tries to repair itself. In the process, scar tissue forms. As cirrhosis progresses, more and more scar tissue forms, making it difficult for the liver to function.
Decompensated cirrhosis is the term used to describe the development of specific complications resulting from the changes brought on by cirrhosis. Decompensated cirrhosis is life-threatening.
The liver damage done by cirrhosis generally can't be undone. But if liver cirrhosis is diagnosed early and the cause is treated, further damage can be limited and, rarely, reversed.
Cirrhosis often has no signs or symptoms until liver damage is extensive. When signs and symptoms do occur, they may include:
Yellow discoloration in the skin and eyes (jaundice)
Fluid accumulation in your abdomen (ascites)
Loss of appetite
Swelling in your legs
Confusion, drowsiness and slurred speech (hepatic encephalopathy)
Spiderlike blood vessels on your skin
Redness in the palms of the hands
Testicular atrophy in men
Breast enlargement in men
When to see a doctor
Make an appointment with your doctor if you have any of the signs or symptoms listed above.
A wide range of diseases and conditions can damage the liver and lead to cirrhosis. The most common causes are:
Chronic alcohol abuse
Chronic viral hepatitis (hepatitis B and C)
Fat accumulating in the liver (nonalcoholic fatty liver disease)
Other possible causes include:
Iron buildup in the body (hemochromatosis)
Copper accumulated in the liver (Wilson's disease)
Poorly formed bile ducts (biliary atresia)
Inherited disorders of sugar metabolism (galactosemia or glycogen storage disease)
Genetic digestive disorder (Alagille syndrome)
Liver disease caused by your body's immune system (autoimmune hepatitis)
Destruction of the bile ducts (primary biliary cirrhosis)
Hardening and scarring of the bile ducts (primary sclerosing cholangitis)
Infection, such as schistosomiasis or syphilis
Medications such as methotrexate
Complications of cirrhosis can include:
Complications related to blood flow:
High blood pressure in the veins that supply the liver (portal hypertension). Cirrhosis slows the normal flow of blood through the liver, thus increasing pressure in the vein that brings blood from the intestines and spleen to the liver.
Swelling in the legs and abdomen. Portal hypertension can cause fluid to accumulate in the legs (edema) and in the abdomen (ascites). Edema and ascites also may result from the inability of the liver to make enough of certain blood proteins, such as albumin.
Enlargement of the spleen (splenomegaly). Portal hypertension can also cause changes to the spleen. Decreased white blood cells and platelets in your blood can be a sign of cirrhosis with portal hypertension.
Bleeding. Portal hypertension can cause blood to be redirected to smaller veins, causing them to increase in size and become varices. Strained by the extra load, these smaller veins can burst, causing serious bleeding. Life-threatening bleeding most commonly occurs when veins in the lower esophagus (esophageal varices) or stomach (gastric varices) rupture. If the liver can't make enough clotting factors, this also can contribute to continued bleeding. Bacterial infections are a frequent trigger for bleeding.
Infections. If you have cirrhosis, your body may have difficulty fighting infections. Ascites can lead to spontaneous bacterial peritonitis, a serious infection.
Malnutrition. Cirrhosis may make it more difficult for your body to process nutrients, leading to weakness and weight loss.
Buildup of toxins in the brain (hepatic encephalopathy). A liver damaged by cirrhosis isn't able to clear toxins from the blood as well as a healthy liver can. These toxins can then build up in the brain and cause mental confusion and difficulty concentrating. Hepatic encephalopathy symptoms may range from fatigue and mild impairment in cognition to unresponsiveness or coma.
Jaundice. Jaundice occurs when the diseased liver doesn't remove enough bilirubin, a blood waste product, from your blood. Jaundice causes yellowing of the skin and whites of the eyes and darkening of urine.
Bone disease. Some people with cirrhosis lose bone strength and are at greater risk of fractures.
Increased risk of liver cancer. A large proportion of people who develop liver cancer that forms within the liver itself have cirrhosis.
Acute-on-chronic liver failure. Some people end up experiencing multiorgan failure. Researchers now believe this is a distinct complication in some people who have cirrhosis, but they don't fully understand its causes.
Reduce your risk of cirrhosis by taking care of your liver
Do not drink alcohol if you have cirrhosis. If you have liver disease but do not have cirrhosis, talk to your doctor about whether you may drink alcohol at all. For healthy adults, that means up to one drink a day for women of all ages and men over age 65, and up to two drinks a day for men age 65 and younger.
Eat a healthy diet. Choose a plant-based diet that's full of fruits and vegetables. Select whole grains and lean sources of protein. Reduce the amount of fatty and fried foods you eat. Caffeinated coffee may protect against fibrosis and liver cancer.
Maintain a healthy weight. An excess amount of body fat can damage your liver. Talk to your doctor about a weight-loss plan if you are obese or overweight.
Reduce your risk of hepatitis. Sharing needles and having unprotected sex can increase your risk of hepatitis B and C. Ask your doctor about hepatitis vaccinations.
If you're concerned about your risk of liver cirrhosis, talk to your doctor about ways you can reduce your risk.
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General public health information
Protect yourself and others around you by knowing the facts and taking appropriate precautions. Follow advice provided by your local public health agency.
To prevent the spread of COVID-19:
- Clean your hands often.
- Use soap and water, or an alcohol-based hand rub.
- Maintain a safe distance from anyone who is coughing or
- Don’t touch your eyes, nose or mouth.
- Cover your nose and mouth with your bent elbow or a
tissue when you cough or sneeze.
- Stay home if you feel unwell.
- If you have a fever, a cough and difficulty breathing, seek
medical attention. Call in advance.
- Follow the directions of your local health authority Avoiding unneeded visits to medical facilities allows healthcare systems to operate more effectively, therefore
protecting you and others.
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What is an inguinal hernia?
An inguinal hernia occurs in the abdomen near the groin area. They develop when fatty or intestinal tissues push through a weakness in the abdominal wall near the right or left inguinal canal. Each inguinal canal resides at the base of the abdomen.
Both men and woman have inguinal canals. In men, the testes usually descend through their canal by around a few weeks before birth. In women, each canal is the location of passage for the round ligament of the uterus. If you have a hernia in or near this passageway, it results in a protruding bulge. It may be painful during movement.
Many people don’t seek treatment for this type of hernia because it may be small or not cause any symptoms. Prompt medical treatment can help prevent further protrusion and discomfort.
Symptoms of inguinal hernia
Inguinal hernias are most noticeable by their appearance. They cause bulges along the pubic or groin area that can appear to increase in size when you stand up or cough. This type of hernia may be painful or sensitive to the touch.
Other symptoms may include:
pain when coughing, exercising, or bending over
a heavy or full sensation in the groin
swelling of the scrotum in men
Causes and risk factors of inguinal hernia
There isn’t one cause for this type of hernia. However, weak spots within the abdominal and groin muscles are thought to be a major contributor. Extra pressure on this area of the body can eventually cause a hernia.
Some risk factors can increase your chances of this condition. These include:
having a prior inguinal hernia
being overweight or obese
Types of inguinal hernias
Inguinal hernias can be indirect or direct, incarcerated, or strangulated.
Indirect inguinal hernia
An indirect inguinal hernia is the most common type. It often occurs in premature births, before the inguinal canal becomes closed off. However, this type of hernia can occur at any time during your life. This condition is most common in males.
Direct inguinal hernia
A direct inguinal hernia most often occurs in adults as they age. The popular belief is that weakening muscles during adulthood lead to a direct inguinal hernia. According to the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), this type of hernia is much more prevalent in men.
Incarcerated inguinal hernia
An incarcerated inguinal hernia happens when tissue becomes stuck in the groin and isn’t reducible. This means it can’t be pushed back into place.
Strangulated inguinal hernia
Strangulated inguinal hernias are a more serious medical condition. This is when intestine in an incarcerated hernia has its blood flow cut off. Strangulated hernias are life-threatening and require emergency medical care.
Diagnosing an inguinal hernia
Your doctor can usually diagnose an inguinal hernia during a physical exam. During the exam, your doctor will ask you to cough while standing so they can check the hernia when it’s most noticeable.
When it’s reducible, you or your doctor should be able to easily push an inguinal hernia back into your abdomen when you’re lying down on your back. However, if this is unsuccessful, you may have an incarcerated or strangulated inguinal hernia.
Treating inguinal hernias
Surgery is the primary treatment for inguinal hernias. It’s a very common operation and a highly successful procedure when done by a well-trained surgeon.
Options include either an open inguinal herniorrhaphy or laparoscopic inguinal herniorrhaphy. In open inguinal herniorrhaphy, one larger incision is made over the abdomen near the groin. In laparoscopic inguinal herniorrhaphy, multiple smaller abdominal incisions are made. A long, thin tube with a lighted camera on the end helps the surgeon see inside your body to perform the surgery.
The goal of either surgical approach is returning the internal abdominal tissue(s) back into the abdominal cavity and repairing the abdominal wall defect. Mesh is commonly placed to reinforce the abdominal wall. Once structures are put into their proper place, your surgeon will close the opening with sutures, staples, or adhesive glue.
There are potential pros and cons to open inguinal hernia repair versus laparoscopic. For instance, laparoscopic herniorrhaphy may be preferable if you want a shorter recovery time. But your risk of hernia recurrence may be greater with laparoscopic repair.
Prevention and outlook of inguinal hernias
Although you can’t prevent genetic risk factors, it’s possible to reduce your risk of occurrence or the severity of abdominal hernias. Follow these tips:
Maintain a healthy weight.
Eat a high-fiber diet.
Quit smoking cigarettes.
Avoid heavy lifting.
Early surgical treatment can help cure inguinal hernias. However, there’s always the slight risk of recurrence and complications. These can include infection after surgery or poor surgical wound healing. Call your doctor if you experience new symptoms or if side effects occur after treatment.
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