Alternative Names Lips - bluish; Fingernails - bluish; Cyanosis; Bluish lips and fingernails; Bluish skin Home Care For cyanosis caused by exposure to cold or Raynaud's phenomenon, dress warmly when going outside or stay in a well-heated room. Call your health care provider if Bluish skin (cyanosis) can be a sign of many serious medical problems and should be taken seriously. Call or visit your health care provider. For adults, call your doctor or 911 if you have bluish skin and: Your breathing is getting harder, faster, or you cannot get a deep breath. You need to lean forward when sitting to breathe. You are using muscles around the ribs to get enough air. You have chest pain. You are having headaches more often than usual. You feel sleepy or confused. You have a fever. You are coughing up dark mucus. For children, call the doctor or 911 if your child has bluish skin and: Is having a hard time breathing The child's chest muscles are pulling in with each breath Is breathing faster than 50 to 60 breath...
Most of us know that foot health is very important in diabetes care! David Mendosa has written about the seriousness of foot ulcers and Joan has written about caring for your tender tootsies . Last week, Diabetesmine addressed the issue of myth vs reality .
I spent some time talking with a friend, who is also a podiatrist; about what she thought was the right answer for caring for diabetic feet. According to APMA , American Podiatric Medical Association, diabetes and proper foot care amount to huge pay off:
More than 65,000 lower limbs are amputated annually due to complications due to diabetes.
After an amputation, the chance for another amputation within three to five years is as high as 50 percent.
Including a podiatrist in your diabetes care can reduce the risk of lower limb amputation up to 85 percent.
Care by today’s podiatrist can lower the risk of hospitalization by 24 percent for those with diabetes.
Definition Ankle replacement is surgery to replace the damaged parts of the three bones that make up the ankle joint. Artificial joint parts ( prosthetics ) are used to replace your own bones. They come in different sizes to fit different-size people. Alternative Names Ankle arthroplasty - total; Total ankle arthroplasty; Endoprosthetic ankle replacement; Ankle surgery Description Ankle replacement surgery may be done while you are under general anesthesia . This means you will be unconscious and unable to feel pain. Or, you may have spinal anesthesia. You will be awake but will not feel anything below your waist. If you have spinal anesthesia, you will also be given medicine to help you relax during the operation. Your surgeon will make an incision (cut) in the front of your ankle to expose the ankle joint. Then your surgeon will gently push the tendons, nerves, and blood vessels to the side. After this: Your surgeon will remove the damaged bone. Your surgeon will reshape 3 of your bones that ...
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