Posts Tagged ‘risk factors’

The non-insulin-dependent diabetes or type 2 diabetes

What is it? Also called diabetes fatty or mature, non-insulin-dependent diabetes (NIDDM) is a metabolic disorder characterized by chronic excess of sugar in the blood (hyperglycemia). The regulation of sugar (glucose) in the body involves: Intakes of sugar (essentially a food); The manufacture ‘internal’ sugar (mainly by the liver); The peripheral use of sugar at […]

The aortic aneurysm

What is it? It is localized aortic dilation. The aneurysm may sit on one of the five segments of the aorta: -The thoracic aorta: bottom-up part, horizontal portion, top-down portion; -The sus-renal abdominal aorta (above the start of the renal arteries); –Abdominal aortic aneurysm sous-renale (at the bottom of the departure of the renal arteries). […]

Diabetes, know the symptoms and risk factors

Diabetes is a metabolic disorder characterized by an excess of sugar in the blood. In France, more than three million people are supported for this disease, or 4.6% of the population. While their number is constantly increasing (+ 5.4% per year between 2000 and 2011), a diabetic on six would not be diagnosed. The most […]

What tests for what diagnosis?

Stroke is a medical emergency. Quickly, the doctor must be able to determine whether it is an interruption of blood flow or bleeding and if the affected brain tissue is recoverable or permanently destroyed. Other tests are needed to determine the cause of the stroke. The nature, severity of symptoms, the patient’s history, its risk […]

Phlebitis, thrombosis, embolism: what are your risks?

Phlebitis and embolism are both severe and relatively common but little-known conditions. The origin of these phenomena: thrombosis, a blood clot blocking an artery. How such accidents occur? Can we reduce the risk? The point with Doctissimo. When blood clots form in a vein, the support is easy. On the other hand, when it comes […]