Written by Nahair Abdel Nabi Friday, June 30, 2023 08:00 PM Diabetes is a disorder of metabolism, anddiabetes Uncontrolled intake makes one susceptible to a number of health complications, such as kidney failure, heart attack, stroke, blindness and high blood pressure.
According to the pharmeasy website, there are some long-term complications of diabetes, which are:
Diabetic neuropathy (nerve damage)
Excess glucose damages blood vessels that supply nerves. This is most commonly in the legs, which then causes symptoms such as numbness, tingling, pain, or burning that begins at the tip of the fingers or toes and moves slowly upwards. It can cause nerve damage associated with digestion. Problems such as vomiting, nausea, constipation or erectile dysfunction, especially in men.
– Cardiovascular diseases
With diabetes, the risk of heart disease or stroke doubles because diabetes ends up damaging the nerves or blood vessels that control the heart.
Diabetic nephropathy (kidney damage)
The kidneys contain many collections of tiny blood vessels known as glomeruli that filter waste products from the blood. Diabetes can upset this system.
Diabetic retinopathy (eye damage)
One can go blind because diabetes can damage the blood vessels of the eye.
Alzheimer’s disease and depression
Diabetes increases the risk of Alzheimer’s disease and depression although the exact cause of diabetes has not been identified yet.
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