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.
Carlos E. Reyes, MD
Specialty: Internal Medicine
Location and Office HoursCarlos E Reyes MD & Andrew P Myers MD
Wilmington, DE 19808
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- Coventry Health Care
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What is chronic kidney disease?
National Kidney Foundation answeredChronic kidney disease (CKD) is a condition that damages your kidneys. It decreases your kidneys’ ability to filter your blood and keep you healthy. The two main causes of CKD are diabetes and high blood pressure. Diabetes occurs when your blood sugar is too high, causing damage to many organs in your body, including the kidneys and heart, as well as blood vessels, eyes and nerves. High blood pressure, or hypertension, occurs when the pressure of blood against the walls of your blood vessels increases. If uncontrolled, or poorly controlled, high blood pressure can be a leading cause of CKD, heart attacks and strokes. CKD can also cause high blood pressure. Many other conditions can harm the kidneys. These include:
- heart and blood vessel disease
- glomerulonephritis, a disease that causes inflammation in the kidneys
- inherited diseases, like polycystic kidney disease, which causes cysts to form in the kidneys
What is an occupational medicine specialist?
Occupational medicine specialists are medical doctors who specialize in helping organizations maintain a safe and healthy workplace and provide care for injured workers, assistiing them in getting back to work. An occupational medicine specialist is a preventive medicine specialist who has further specialized in occupational medicine.
Occupational medicine specialists can be board-certified through the Board of Preventive Medicine, which is recognized by the American Board of Medical Specialties.
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