Beware of “diabetes”
If diabetes remains untreated, its health effects are serious, and include, according to the World Health Organization, the following:
Damage to the heart, blood vessels, eyes, kidneys and nerves, as adults with diabetes have a double or triple risk of heart attacks and strokes.
– Poor blood flow and neuropathy (nerve damage) at the level of the feet increases the risk of foot ulcers and infection, and ultimately the necessity of amputating the limbs.
Diabetic retinopathy is one of the main causes of blindness, and it occurs as a result of the long-term accumulation of damage to the small blood vessels in the retina. Diabetes mellitus accounts for 2.6% of blindness in the world.
Diabetes is one of the main causes of kidney failure.
Symptoms of diabetes include:
– frequent urination.
– Weight loss.
– Fatigue and tiredness.
Effects of hydrocephalus on the body
Hydrocephalus, according to the Cleveland Clinic website, is a condition that affects one or both kidneys, where the kidneys swell as a result of the accumulation of excess fluid in them. One kidney consists of two parts, the first section works to filter the blood and remove the surplus water, salts and wastes, while the second section collects urine. When a blockage occurs in the section that collects urine, the kidneys swell due to the accumulation of fluid in them.
If not treated promptly, one or both kidneys may suffer permanent damage, resulting in the patient having kidney failure.
Symptoms of kidney edema
Symptoms of hydrocephalus include:
Sudden or severe pain in the back or side of the body.
Frequent urination or pain when urinating.
Blood in the urine.
Feeling weak or unwell.
Fever due to urinary tract infections.