Know about the Complications of Diabetes Mellitus
Diabetes increases the risk of several health issues. But the good part is, with just a little change in your lifestyle, you can prevent severe health condition. If the patient with diabetes opts for an accurate treatment, he/she may be prevented from the onset of complications.
Know More About Complications
If proper care is not taken on proper time, the patient with diabetes might get these complications, which might get severe with the passing time.
1. Foot Complications: People with diabetes can develop several foot problems. In a matter of time, even some ordinary looking problems can get worse. When nerves are damaged, foot complications can be caused. This can cause tingling, weakness in the foot or even cause pain. It can cause loss of feeling in the foot, so would not know if injured. Changes in the shape of the foot/toes or poor blood flow may cause problems.
2. Nephropathy (Kidney disease): Kidneys are important organs of our body. Millions of tiny blood vessels present in the kidney act as filters and remove waste products from the blood. But due to high blood sugar, this filtering system breaks down and causes damage to kidneys or even cause them to fail.
Not everyone having diabetes gets the kidney disease. Factors like genetics, blood sugar control, and blood pressure are responsible for getting this disease.
3. High Blood Pressure: This condition is also known as hypertension. Nowadays, 1 in every 3 adults has high blood pressure and 2 out of 3 people with diabetes have high blood pressure. Your heart has to work hard when the blood pressure is high, which results in increased risks for heart disease and stroke.
4. Gastroparesis: This is a disordered stomach takes too long to empty. It affects people with type 1 and 2 diabetes. The vagus nerve that controls the movement of food through the digestive tract might get damaged or stops functioning. Thus, the muscles of the stomach and intestines do not work properly which ultimately will cause gastroparesis.
5. Stroke: When the blood supply to your brain is interrupted suddenly, a stroke happens. Brian tissues are damaged and a blood clot blocks a blood vessel in the neck or brain. It can make either a part or the entire body paralyzed. The patient takes much time to recover from this condition. People having diabetes are having a chance of getting a stroke are 1.5 times higher than people who do not have.
Taking care of yourself will reduce the risk of getting these complications. Take care!