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Dialysis Linked to Foot Ulcers

December 16, 2018 Category :Diabetes Research 1

Having constant dialysis treatment usually requires dishing out huge amounts of cash. In fact, it’s so financially taxing that it may even literally cost you a leg someday.

According to a recent report, dialysis treatment have been independently linked to foot ulcerations, a skin ulcer that can lead to foot amputation if unchecked, in patients with diabetes and advanced stage IV or V chronic kidney disease.

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Top Killer Diseases in the Philippines

September 13, 2014 Category :Health Watch 0

According to the Department of Health, the top leading diseases that caused death in the Philippines as of 2009 are as follows: Heart disease – refers to diseases involving the heart and blood vessels such as Coronary artery disease, Cardiomyopathy, Hypertensive heart disease , Heart failure, Cor pulmonale , Cardiac dysrhythmias , Inflammatory heart disease, Endocarditic, Myocarditis , Valvular heart disease, Cerebrovascular disease, Peripheral arterial disease, Congenital heart disease, and Rheumatic heart disease among others.

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Chelation Therapy good for Diabetics?

November 17, 2011 Category :Diabetes Facts 0

Question: Is chelation therapy advisable for people with diabetes?

Answer:
First of all, before giving any expert advice on this “alternative treatment” let us try to define chelation therapy. Chelation therapy is a series of intravenous infusions containing the organic and water soluble chemical disodium ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid (EDTA), the same material used as an anticoagulant (anti-clotting) in blood count tubes. The term chelate, from the Greek chele for claw, refers to the “claw-like” structure of the EDTA. With this claw, EDTA binds metallic charged ions to form a stable ring structure. EDTA is also negatively charged, and therefore attracts and binds positively charged chemicals or ions.

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