A podiatrist is a doctor certified and trained to prevent, diagnose and treat conditions associated with the foot and ankle. Over time, people with diabetes tend to develop nerve damage in their feet and lower legs and need treatment from a podiatrist.
Carl I. Schoenberger, MD
Specialty: Internal Medicine
- internal medicine
- pulmonary & respiratory medicine
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Gaithersburg, MD 20877
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- Shady Grove Adventist Hospital
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Does genetics play a role in the development of coronary artery disease?
Genetics, or your family history, plays an important role in the development of coronary artery disease. Family history refers to first-degree relatives -- parents, siblings and children. The age at which family members developed coronary artery disease is important to know. Risk is increased if coronary artery disease or heart attack occurred before age 55 for a man or age 65 or before menopause for a woman.
Sometimes, high cholesterol can also be due to genetic factors, which can lead to an earlier or more aggressive development of coronary artery disease
Can kidney disease have any complications?
Honor Society of Nursing (STTI) answered
Kidney disease can cause many complications with the potential to damage many vital parts of your body, including your heart, lungs, bones, nervous system, immune system, and, of course, your kidneys.
Some complications aren't life-threatening but are inconvenient, such as fluid retention, anemia, impotence, weakened bones at high risk for fracture, and nervous system changes that can alter your personality.
Life-threatening complications are possible as well and include seizures, inflammation in the heart (pericarditis), cardiovascular disease, end-stage renal disease (permanent kidney failure), and death.
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