10 Complications of Diabetes and How *LLLT (Low Level Laser Therapy) May Help
1/3 of people who have had diabetes for over 15 years will develop kidney disease.
2: Eyes: (Diabetic Retinopathy)
Diabetic retinopathy is the most common cause of blindness in people under age 65, and the most common cause of ‘new blindness’: blindness without previous trauma/diagnosis of a disease unrelated to diabetesin North America.Diabetes is a leading cause of blindness in North America.
3: Nervous system: (Neuropathy)
Nerve damage is a long-term complication of diabetes. Numbness, tingling, or pain in the toes, feet, legs, hands, arms, and fingers are some of the symptoms.
4: Heart and Stroke:(heart attack)
Heart attacks occur when blood flow to a part of the heart is blocked, usually by a blood clot. If a blood clot cuts off the blood flow completely, the part of the heart muscle supplied by the effected artery begins to die.
5: Blood Vessels: (high blood pressure, arteriosclerosis)
High blood pressure (also called hypertension) means the pressure in the arteries is consistently above the normal range.
6: Sleep Apnea:
Sleep apnea is a serious sleep disorder that occurs when a person's breathing is interrupted during sleep
7: Erectile Dysfunction:
The inability to achieve or maintain an erection. Diabetes damages nerve and blood vessels, especially the smallest blood vessels such as those in the penis.
8: Yeast Infections: (candidiasis)
A yeast infection (also known as candidiasis) is a type of fungal infection. It can cause irritation, itchiness, and discharge. People with diabetes are at higher risk of developing infections than people without diabetes, because the body is ill-equipped to defend itself against germs.
9: Urinary Tract Infections:
A urinary tract infection is a bacterial infection that grows within the urinary tract- anywhere from the kidneys, the ureters, the bladder and through to the urethra. Urinary tract infections can be a particular problem for people with diabetes as sugar in the urine promotes bacteria growth.
10: Diabetic Ulcers:
Diabetes and slow healing wounds. High levels of blood glucose caused by diabetes can, over time, affect the nerves (neuropathy) and lead to poor blood circulation, making it difficult for blood needed for skin repair to reach areas of the body effected by sores or wounds.
What are some of the alternative options that are available if you develop complications from diabetes?
LLLT / PHOTOTHERAPY / COLD LASER THERAPY FOR DIABETIC WOUNDS:
Cold laser therapy is a medical treatment that uses low-level lasers. The technology utilizes super luminous and laser diodes to irradiate diseased or traumatized tissue with photons. These particles of energy are selectively absorbed by the cell membrane and intracellular molecules, resulting in the initiation of a cascade of complex physiological reactions. This leads to the restoration of normal cell structure and function.
- Cold laser therapy or phototherapy is considered safe. It is non-invasive, painless and drug-free. There have been no reported adverse results or side effects of BioFlex Laser Therapy throughout the company’s nearly 30 year history
- *Numerous clinical studies have demonstrate the benefits of using LLLT (Low Level Laser Therapy) For Pain / Cold Laser Therapy / Phototherapy, in the treatment of complications associated with (type 1 and type 2) diabetes.
*Always consult your health practitioner before commencing any form of treatment or regime to manage and control your diabetes.*
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