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Diabetic angiopathy

What is diabetic angiopathy?

Diabetic angiopathy is a gradual disturbance in the flow of blood in very small arterial vessels, which are located directly in stressed cells. Depending on the affected area, primarily, the disturbances in the functions of the visual organs, brain, heart, kidneys as well as the development of the threat of gangrene in the legs, etc. occurs during diabetes mellitus. These make up one of the most widespread complications of diabetes mellitus.

Pathogenesis

Angiopathy can occur as disorders of large vessels (Macro-angiopathy) as well as disorders of small vessels (Micro-angiopathy). The reason of the disorder occurs in the vascular endothelium which leads to disturbances of blood supply, which is masked by the ongoing insulin deficiency. The symptoms of diabetic angiopathy resemble the symptoms of obliterating disorders of vessels (endoarteritis). The patients suffer from the severity and pain in the legs, edema, as well as trophic changes of the skin in severe cases. Pain usually appears when walking which compels the patient to stop walking (Intermittent claudication). As an equivalent to pain during diabetes mellitus, which is accompanied by neuropathy, weakness in the legs as well as discomfort during movement can also occur. Part (the final stage) of diabetic angiopathy is gangrene, which occurs as a result of ischemia.

Treatment

We have developed an exclusive therapeutic method for diabetic angiopathy in our clinic. The treatment is comprised of a combined administration of intravenous and therapeutic lasers together with pharmacological medications for the treatment of diabetes mellitus. Prior to treatment, the patient is consulted by specialists: endocrinologist, surgeon and physiotherapist. The treatment of diabetic angiopathy with the use of acupuncture is carried out by a physiotherapist, with an experience of over 20 years in the treatment of diabetic patients. The executed treatment does not only improve vascular permeability (blood flow) but also reduces blood sugar levels which significantly help improve the quality of life of diabetic patients.

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