A deviated nasal septum and other structural problems that affect the nose can arise due to disordered growth from birth or from an accident in childhood or later in life.
In Type 1 diabetes the body’s immune system attacks and destroys the insulin producing cells in the pancreas so the body doesn’t make any insulin. For Type 2 diabetes, the body doesn’t produce enough insulin or the body’s cells don’t react to insulin (insulin resistance). Rarer types of diabetes include gestational diabetes in pregnancy.
Diabetic eye disease develops in people with type 1 diabetes and type 2 diabetes as a result of damage to the structures of the eye that result from high levels of glucose in the blood.
Everyone has experienced occasional dizziness, that temporary light-headed feeling that makes you feel slightly unsteady. Vertigo is a more severe and intense spinning sensation that can cause nausea and vomiting.
Dry eye syndrome, also called keratoconjunctivitis sicca, is a common condition that develops when the eyes do not produce enough tears, or when tears that are produced dry up too quickly. Dry eye syndrome causes discomfort and can result in the eye becoming inflamed.
A duodenal ulcer is an open sore that occurs when the protective mucus lining the wall of the intestine breaks down. Bacteria, stomach acid and digestive enzymes can then damage the wall itself.
Dupuytren’s contracture is a condition that causes one or more fingers to become ‘hooked’; the person affected cannot straighten the affected finger because of overgrowth of connective tissue beneath the skin of the palm.
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