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May 21, 2024
Can Diabetic Retinopathy be Reversed?

Diabetic retinopathy is a serious eye condition that can lead to vision loss if not properly managed. It affects the blood vessels in the retina, causing them to swell, leak, or even close off completely. This condition is a common complication of diabetes and can significantly impact a person’s quality of life. Can diabetic retinopathy be reversed? […]

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April 20, 2024
What Is Diabetes?

Imagine your body playing a constant game of glucose management, where the stakes are high and the rules are intricate. That’s essentially what living with diabetes feels like. But what exactly is diabetes, and why does it turn the body’s sugar-handling system into a high-stakes game? We can help. Let’s answer the question, what is diabetes? […]

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April 17, 2024
Managing Diabetes Neuropathy: Strategies for Living Well

Diabetes is one of the most common health conditions in the United States, and diabetes neuropathy is one of its most common complications. It is estimated that around 20-30% of people with type I or type II diabetes will develop it at some point. For around 15%, the condition is painful.  Diabetes neuropathy is the medical term […]

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March 26, 2024
How to Find the Best Shoes for Diabetics With Neuropathy

Feeling the tingle in your feet? Diabetes can bring on a whole host of challenges, and foot pain from neuropathy is a real drag. But don’t give up on your active lifestyle. Finding the best shoes for diabetics with neuropathy can make a world of difference. Imagine comfy, supportive shoes that cradle your feet and […]

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March 21, 2024
How to Treat Diabetic Wounds

Patients living with diabetes have different needs when it comes to a variety of medical treatments. According to the Diabetes Research Institute, approximately 11.3 percent of Americans have diabetes. If you’re a diabetes patient, it’s important to know how to treat diabetic wounds properly to prevent infection. Read on to learn more about the best way to treat wounds […]

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April 20, 2023
The Role of Progesterone Receptors in Breast Cancer

Progesterone and breast cancer share a common link. The mammary glands’ proper growth and function require progesterone. The hormone function is receptor-dependent. The progesterone receptor (PR) is a receptor that regulates gene expression. The receptor controls the hormone (progesterone) action. Coregulators can modify the PR’s function. Consequently, a mutation or abnormal coregulator expression may affect the […]

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April 20, 2023
Upper Gastrointestinal Bleeding Pathophysiology

Bleeding in the upper gastrointestinal tract is a common medical issue that physicians encounter frequently. Hematemesis is a frequent sign of this condition, characterized by vomiting blood or a substance like coffee grounds. The condition is also present with melena, i.e., black, tarry stools. In severe cases, the common symptom is hematochezia, i.e., rectal bleeding. When […]

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April 20, 2023
Vaginal Bleeding and Spotting in Pregnancy Guide

Spotting while peeing is common in pregnancy, particularly during the first three months. However, bleeding at any point during pregnancy may indicate a problem or underlying issue. Always inform your doctor of your symptoms to determine the causes, which aids in deciding treatment options. Knowing the causes of vaginal bleeding and spotting while peeing is […]

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March 17, 2023
Autoimmune and Chronic Neutropenia

Autoimmune and chronic neutropenia are rare disorders that make it difficult for the body to fight against potentially lethal infections. Neutropenia occurs when the body’s neutrophil count falls below 1500 per microliter. The number of neutrophils decreases due to increased neutrophil destruction in the periphery by antibodies resulting from autoimmune illnesses. These autoantibodies target a […]

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