Complications linked to diabetes that is not controlled

Complications linked to diabetes that is not controlled



I have discuss here possible complications that are link to diabetes.  These complications can happen to you if you don’t control your diabetes. Diabetes type 2 usually lasts a lifetime, and but it can be controlled with exercise, weight control and even diet and there are reports that after some months of proper management, the diabetes symptoms have reduce.
1         Watch your Foot – Ulcers of the foot are serious complications due to diabetes these are complications that can happen to you if you do not control your diabetes. It is serious because your foot may have to be amputated for it to be treated well.
2         Your Eyes can also be affected- Diabetic retinopathy and even cataracts are some eyes complications that are linked with diabetes. This happens when pressure builds up in the eyes due to the effect of diabetes. They can be treated with drugs and sometimes with surgery.
3         Skin issues – Persons living with diabetes are more likely going to get skin infections or skin disorders compare with persons living without diabetes. Please avoid bleaching of your skin if you are diabetic and control your diabetes by taking your medications, weight control and taking the right diet.
4         Hypertension and Heart problems –These complications are common with people living with diabetes. And this can also lead to other health complications like kidney disease, stroke and even heart attack. This can happen when there is shortage of blood to the heart and other important organs in the body due to the effect of diabetes.
5         Mental health issues – If you don’t control your diabetes, you are at risk of having mental health issues. Health problems like anxiety and depression can be linked to uncontrolled diabetes.  
6         Gastroparesis – I fear this disease. It is when the muscles of the stomach stop functioning properly. And it is charaterise with bleeding in the stomach,
         indigestion and even stomach ulcer.
7   Ketoacidosis – Acidity in the blood is a health complication that can be linked to diabetes. It is when you have accumulation of ketosis and acidosis in the body due to the effect of uncontrolled diabetes.
8         Neuropathy – Nerve damage can happen to you if you don’t control your diabetes. Ataxia, Bell's palsy, Brachial neuritis, Distal muscular dystrophy and so many other neuro diseases are link to uncontrolled diabetes.
9     Hyperosmolar Hyperglycemic Nonketotic Syndrome - This is a serious complication. It is when the blood sugar levels goes up and it will be difficult to bring it down.
10     Stroke –People with uncontrolled diabetes have a high risk of having a stroke because if your hypertension  due to high cholesterol levels and high blood sugar levels are not controlled you might have stroke.
11    Erectile dysfunction –Men with diabetes that is not controlled are associated with male impotence. It is very common with men and it can be treated by controlling you diabetes and seeing your health care provider for proper investigation and treatment.
12     Healing of wounds –Persons with uncontrolled diabetes have cuts that take more time to heal. Unlike people without diabetes. This due to high level of blood sugar.

Sickle cell anemia and yellow eyes


Look at your eyes using a mirror you will see that the white part of your eye called sclera is yellow. Sickle cell anemia and Yellow eyes go together.  It is a  common symptoms with people living with  sickle cell anemia.  jaundice is the main culprit. Its major symptoms is the coloring of the skin and the eyes and it can also be called icterus.  When you have this yellow colored eyes as a sickle cell patient you should know you are very closed to a sickle cell criss.  Now that we know what causes your eyes to turn yellow as a sickle cell anemia patient, lets move away from there and discus the possible solutions.  
To get the solution you must know what happens to your body that turn your eyes, skin and even fluid in the body yellowish  
The problem with sickle cell patients is the red blood cells. The red blood  cells of a sickle cell patients don't live   Long like the other persons. They die often and are broken down by the body as waste to be sent  out of the body as fluid or excreta. In the process of breaking  it down for excretion it is converted to bilirubin for easy excretion by the liver by converting it into bile.
The average sickle cell don't live long they live less than 12 days so you will have more red blood cell been broken down and been excreted by the body. This will make the body to be overloaded with bilirubin and thus giving the liver much work to do. 
To clean your eyes of those yellowish rubbish as a sickle cell patient and make your as white as sown, you need to drink a lot of water just as i wrote in my other blog post   http://yourhealthandmy.blogspot.com.ng/2015/08/sickle-cell-anemia.html?m=1 To hydrate your body and this will help break down the bilirubin and also help the kidney to get rid of other waste in the body system thus living the liver to concentrate on removing the bilirubin from the body. 
To get that white eyes you desire even when you are living with sickle cell anemia, you must help your liver stay healthy by eating the right foods, vegetables and fruits and also staying away from foods and substance that can harm the liver. I mean things like alcohol, the more alcohol your liver break down and remove from the body system, the more weaken it becomes. So as a person living with sickle cell disorder you must stay away from alcohol. 
Medications, some medications are very harmful to the liver even some vitamins supplement like vitamin A And D. To avoid damage to your liver you should always take the recommend dose.     
You should not consumed too much protein and fatty foods. They can be harmful to your liver and makes your liver not to function well 
Some of us take herbs without consulting our health care provider. This is not advisable because some  
Herbs contain chemicals in them that can cause damages to your liver.
In conclusion take care of your liver because this the organ that can help your system stay clean.  Drink plenty  of water even when you wake up at night and pamper your liver with good foods.

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