"Most of us know about the emotional symptoms of depression. But you may not know that depression can be associated with many physical symptoms, too," said Abraham Tekola, MD.
In fact, many people with depression suffer from chronic pain or other physical symptoms, such as headaches, back pain, muscle aches and joint pain. Chest pain, digestive problems, exhaustion and fatigue. Sleeping problems, change in appetite or weight, and dizziness or light-headedness.
Because these symptoms occur with many conditions, many depressed people never get help, because they don't know that their physical symptoms might be caused by depression. A lot of doctors miss the symptoms, too.
The good news about depression is that you have a number of excellent treatments to choose from. More than 80% of people who get treatment for depression say that it helps them feel better.
Abraham Tekola MD discusses complications from diabetes
Diabetes is a serious disease that can affect different parts of your body through its complications.
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PRLog (Press Release) – Jul 26, 2010 – Diabetes can damage your eyes, heart and blood vessels, kidneys, nerves, teeth and gums. Uncontrolled diabetes can lead to:
* heart attack
* toe, foot, or leg infections requiring amputation
* kidney failure
* tooth and gum disease
* pregnancy complications
People living with diabetes learn to manage their disease with proper diet, regular exercise, and medication. Success is measured by how well people can control thier blood sugar.
However, many factors can affect blood sugar besides diet and activity. Illness, stress, social drinking, and women’s menstrual cycles can all influence blood sugar levels and upset your normal routine.
"Some symptoms of trouble are always reasons to seek medical advice, whether it’s a call to your doctor or a trip to the emergency room," said Abraham Tekola, MD.
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About Abraham Tekola, MD
Dr. Abrham Tekola practices family practice in Carmichael, California. For more info: