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...
When you consider how many of us have problems with our feet, you might expect to find lots of resources full of good advice. Then, when you reflect that peripheral neuropathy is one of the most serious complication of diabetes, you could hope to find a book that could help you to keep the legs you stand on.
Until now I have looked in vain for such a book. But I just read it.
Dr. Mark Hinkes, a podiatrist and amputation prevention specialist, wrote Keep the Legs You Stand On and sent me a copy . This big book -- 537 pages -- is the definitive guide for those of us with diabetes who want to keep both of our legs.
The publisher is Nightengale Press . and the book lists for $22.95. However, Amazon offers it for about $16 or $17. It came out March 1, and the ISBN-13 is 978-1933449715.
As the chief of podiatry services and director of podiatric medical education at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee, Dr. Hinkes has seen far too ...
Since Joseph had a family history of diabetes, he knew the importance of checking his feet regularly for diabetic foot ulcers. But despite giving careful attention to his health, he still needed to have one of his toes amputated.
Limb salvage expert Dr. Jeffrey Niezgoda of the Center for Comprehensive Wound Care in Wisconsin was able to save the rest of his foot by using a new treatment called Graftjacket . This treatment helps our body to repair the wound quickly by providing immediate coverage to the wound and a way to rebuild the area of missing tissue. The graft incorporates itself into the wound until it gradually converts into the patient's own tissue.
If we have poor circulation and decreased sensation to pain, we sometimes overlook small cuts, blisters, or ingrown toenails. But when they become infected, they can turn into an open wound that's called a diabetic foot ulcer.
One in four people with diabetes who get a foot ulcer will require a lower limb amputati...
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