In 2005, complications caused by arteriolosclerosis was one of the leading causes of illness and death in the United States. Because this circulatory disease robs both the heart and brain of important nutrients and oxygen, about 870,000 people died from damage to the heart and brain. In 2008, it was estimated that 1.2 Americans would have a heart attack for the first time, or again. That means in 2008, arteriolosclerosis would cause more deaths than the other leading causes, which include cancer and injury. New advances and improvements made to treatment options have lowered the number of people affected by complications from hardening of the arteries, but this medical condition is still at the top of the list of health issues
Irina Goldvekht, DO
Specialty: Internal Medicine
Location and Office HoursGreater North West Medical
Buffalo Grove, IL 60089
How common is arteriolosclerosis?
Piedmont Heart Institute answered
Is there a connection between celiac disease and type 2 diabetes?
dLife - It's YOUR Diabetes Life! answeredThere is no correlation between type 2 diabetes and celiac disease. The prevalence of celiac disease among people with type 2 diabetes is the same as for the general population, which is about 1 percent.
However, the prevalence of celiac disease is higher among people with type 1 diabetes. Approximately 8 to 10 percent of people with type 1 diabetes also have celiac disease. Researchers don't know for sure why the prevalence of celiac disease is higher among people with type 1 diabetes, but they think it probably has something to do with the fact that both diseases are autoimmune conditions, and so they may share genetic similarities. Every person with type 1 diabetes should be tested for celiac disease so they can go on a gluten-free diet if necessary. If people with celiac disease continues to eat gluten, they are at risk for developing other complications such as osteopenia, osteoporosis, iron deficiency anemia, fatigue, and more serious complications such as intestinal cancers.
Does diabetic kidney disease develop suddenly?
Honor Society of Nursing (STTI) answered
In diabetics, it can take several years to develop kidney disease. Some people don't even notice changes until wastes build up to unsafe levels. Therefore, it is very important to get tested for diabetic kidney disease annually to help prevent serious complications.
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