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The Emergence Of Type 2 Diabetes

Type 2 Diabetes
Abnormal thirst and dry mouth, frequent urination, extreme tiredness / lack of energy, constant appetite, sudden weight loss, slow wound healing, recurrent, blurred vision…

The same symptoms listed above may also affect type 2 diabetes, but usually the symptoms are less obvious. The emergence of type 2 diabetes is gradual and therefore difficult to detect. In fact, some people with type 2 diabetes show no symptoms evident at first. They tend to be diagnosed several years later, when various complications are already present.

Threatening complications:

Without adequate production and action of insulin, glucose stays in the blood, causing chronic hyperglycemia (high blood sugar). This can cause complications in the short and long term, many of which, if not prevented and treated, can be fatal. All have the potential to reduce the quality of life of people with diabetes and their families.

The most common complications in the long term are:

Diabetic nephropathy (kidney disease), which can lead to total kidney failure and the need for dialysis or kidney transplantation.


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Aspirin, just for heart patients

 Aspirin, just for heart patientsPeople who have no obvious cardiovascular problems should not take aspirin as protection, says a study.
Investigation of Drugs and Therapeutics Bulletin (DTB)-Drug and Therapeutics Bulletin, says that the drug can cause severe internal bleeding and does not prevent death from cardiovascular disease (disorders of the heart and blood vessels).

He added that doctors should carry out a review of all patients currently taking aspirin as a protective measure against heart disease. Eating a low-dose daily aspirin is already widely used to prevent episodes of these disorders in people who have had problems such as heart attacks or strokes.

This approach, known as “secondary prevention is well established and past research has confirmed its benefits.

However, it is believed that many thousands of people in several countries taking the drug as a protective measure against cardiovascular disease before showing any symptoms.

“There is growing scientific evidence shows that benefits can not be identified by the use of aspirin in patients who have suffered heart attacks or strokes in the past,” the BBC said Dr. Ike Ikeanacho, editor of the DTB.

“At best, aspirin has a slight potential benefit in these people. But this benefit is offset by a real risk of the drug, including internal bleeding,” adds the scientist.


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