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We've passed the mid-way point in National Diabetes Month , which calls for awareness and education of diabetes to the general public and fostering a sense of community for all who have diabetes. Diabetes is affecting more and more people and their families and friends every year - to the tune of 23.6 million in the U.S. alone , hence this push for outreach and education are both necessary and noble. I hope that this sense of unified community begins from within the Diabetes Community itself, where I've found a fracture between those with Type 1 and those with Type 2. There have been times when I've been privy to comparisons, comments and banter (sometimes none to friendly) that have been tossed between the two D camps. The division between the two conditions can be likened to some of the other schisms that have occurred in cultures or religions, creating two distinct factions, like the Protestants v. the Catholics, or the Orange Irish v. the Green Irish, or Working Moms v. ...
What is trigger finger?
Trigger finger (also called stenosing tenosynovitis or stenosing tendovaginitis) is a painful condition in which a finger or thumb becomes “locked” in place after it has been flexed. There may be clicking, popping, or a catching sensation in the affected finger which becomes difficult to straighten without assistance. Some patients may experience stiffness and reduced motion without the characteristic catching or locking.
Stenosing tendovaginitis (i.e. narrowing inflammation of the tendon sheath) can affect any of 23 extrinsic tendons that power the wrist and hand. However, trigger finger most commonly affects the little finger, ring finger, or thumb. Additional symptoms include a bump or lump (nodule) at the base of a finger near the palm, tenderness, or lingering soreness at the base of a finger or thumb,.
What causes trigger finger?
A trigger finger is caused by inflammation and/or hypertrophy (enlargement) of the tendon sheath. This inflammation...
Definition Clubbing is a thickening of the flesh under the toenails and fingernails. The nail curves downward, similar to the shape of the round part of an upside-down spoon. Alternative Names Clubbing Considerations Clubbing occurs with a wide number of diseases. It is most often found in heart and lung diseases that cause a lower-than-normal amount of oxygen in the blood. Clubbing may also be due to lung cancer, and diseases of the liver and gastrointestinal tract. Clubbing may also occur in families. In this case it may not be due to an underlying disease. Common Causes Chronic lung conditions
Bronchiectasis Cystic fibrosis Lung abscess Lung cancer Pulmonary fibrosis Congenital heart disease (cyanotic type)
Tetralogy of Fallot Total anomalous venous return Transposition of the great vessels Tricuspid atresia Truncus arteriosus Digestive system diseases
Celiac disease Cirrhosis Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis Graves disease or hyperthyroidism Other conditions
Dysentery Other types of cancer,...
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