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March 11, 2016

Acute arterial occlusion |

Acute arterial occlusion Embolic occlusion An embolus is foreign to the bloodstream which lodges in the artery causing obstruction to the blood flow to the affected part of the body. This is a thrombus and the commonest source is the heart – myocardial infarction (1/3 cases), mitral stenosis, cardiac arrhythmias (AF) and aneurysms. These may …

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April 22, 2015

Atherosclerosis |

Atherosclerosis It is a condition in which fatty material collects in the walls of the arteries. Over time this fatty material increases, thickens and hardens due to calcium deposition and narrows the artery, eventually blocking it. Atherosclerosis Atherosclerosis starts in childhood and increases with age. Growth is enhanced by smoking, high fatty diet, hypetension and …

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April 15, 2015

Diabetic Foot |

Diabetes is a combination of several diseases with elevated blood glucose levels affecting various organs like eyes, kidneys, heart, blood vessels. It reduces the body’s ability to fight infection. Over time it impairs the immune system of the body. Foot problems occur commonly in diabetics and soon become serious. When the nervous system is damaged …

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April 15, 2015

Diabetes |

What is diabetes? Diabetes is a disease when the body does not make enough hormone insulin or cannot use it properly. Type I is when the pancreas produces no insulin. In type II diabetes the pancreas does not produce enough insulin or the body’s cells ignore the insulin. 95% of the people have type II …

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