ARTICOLI CORRELATI

Holidays and Melancholy

Christmas Blues is called that state of unease, characterized by depression, anxiety, impatience, stress, insomnia, and physical and mental fatigue that accompanies the holiday season.

Quarantine: impact and psychological costs

The Lancet Journal published a very recent review regarding the impact and cost in psychological terms from quarantine. Consideration was given to 24 papers done between 2004 and 2020 in

In elderly men, hyperglycemia increases the risk of fractures

osteoporosi

According to Japanese researchers, elderly men with hyperglycemia have an elevated risk of osteoporosis fracture.

In an article published on the online site of the journal Bone, Masayuki Iki of Kindai University School of Medicine, Osaka, reported the results of a study of a large sample of elderly community-dwelling residents, in which those with type 2 diabetes mellitus showed a higher likelihood of incurring fractures than their healthy peers.

Masayuki and his colleagues enrolled men aged 65 and older and followed them with regular follow-ups for five years. After excluding those with a history of type 1 diabetes and those who had been on thiazolidinedione, an antidiabetic drug, the team analyzed data on 1,951 subjects: of these, 200 had type 2 diabetes diagnosed at the start of the trial.

Osteoporotic fracture has been defined as a radiographically confirmed fracture occurring at any skeletal site except the head, fingers, lower thigh, and foot, and occurring in the absence of the application of an external force that may have caused the injury.

Compared with participants who had normal blood glucose values, those with hyperglycemia such as to configure the presence of diabetes (glycated hemoglobin of 6.5% or higher) had a significantly higher risk of osteoporotic fracture, with a hazard ratio that remained at 2.76 (thus nearly tripling) even after excluding confounding factors such as insulin use.

An elevated risk of osteoporotic fracture of the spine, hip, proximal humerus, or distal radius was also observed in participants who fell into a pre-diabetic category (with glycated hemoglobin of 5.7 percent or higher but less than 6.5 percent).

In contrast to previous studies, the relationship between high glycemic levels and fractures appeared to be linear: as the former increased, the risk of fracture increased in a directly proportional manner.

SPECIALISTI IN EVIDENZA

  • Profile picture of Dr. Antonio Varriale
    active 3 years, 9 months ago

    Aesthetic Doctors, Dentists, Basic Doctors

    • Via Grotta dell Olmo 20 - Giugliano in Campania
    phone
  • Profile picture of Dott. Cristiano Crisafulli
    active 3 years, 9 months ago

    Diabetologist, Basic Doctors, Internist

    • Via Vittorio Emanuele II 181 - Acireale
    phone
  • Profile picture of Dott. Domenico Napolitano
    active 3 years, 9 months ago

    Gynecologists, Basic Doctors, Aesthetic Doctors

    • Viale Orazio Flacco 5 - Bari
    phone
  • Profile picture of Dr. Domenico D'Angelo
    active 3 years, 9 months ago

    Otolaryngologists, Basic Doctors, Competent Doctor

    • Via Pola 5 - San Prisco
    phone
  • Profile picture of Dott.ssa Emanuela Costantino
    active 3 years, 9 months ago

    • Via Gallinara 2/B - Cagliari
    phone

PATOLOGIE CORRELATE

Metabolic syndrome

Metabolic syndrome is not really a disease, but a complex condition defined by the simultaneous presence of known cardiovascular risk factors such as obesity (especially of the “central” type, i.e.,

Dyspareunia

Dyspareunia is defined as persistent genital pain that occurs in women shortly before or during intercourse and sometimes still present after intercourse has ended. Painful intercourse can occur for reasons

Overweight and obesity

Far from being a mere cosmetic problem, overweight and obesity are an established risk factor for the development of number of metabolic (foremost among them diabetes), acute cardiovascular (such as

Hirsutism and virilization

Hirsutism is a condition that primarily affects women and consists of the growth of dark hairs in skin areas in which significant hair is normally present only in adult men,

Diabetic foot

Diabetic foot is a complex condition that develops as a complication of advanced uncontrolled diabetes and is the leading cause of nontraumatic amputation in the Western adult population. Very prevalent

Hashimoto’s thyroid

Hashimoto’s thyroiditis is an autoimmune disease that affects the thyroid gland, causing it to become chronically inflamed and gradually degenerate and lose function, resulting in the development of hypothyroidism (a

Tumors of the adrenal glands

The adrenal glands (or adrenals) are two small triangular structures “resting” on the kidneys and responsible for the production of several hormones critical for metabolic and hydroelectrolyte balance and stress

Menopause

Menopause is a physiological event that affects all women in the age range of 46 to 53 years and corresponds to the gradual loss of ovarian function and, therefore, the

Pituitary tumor

Tumors of the Hypophysis (or pituitary gland) are a group of predominantly benign neoplasms affecting a small structure located in the center of the brain, posterior to the root of

Diabetes and hypoglycemic syndromes

Diabetes or, more precisely, “diabetes mellitus” is a complex metabolic disease in which there is an increase in blood glucose levels (hyperglycemia) resulting from insufficient insulin production by the Langerhans
CULTURA E SALUTE
 
AGGIORNAMENTI
 
PERCORSI
 

your advertising
exclusively ON
MY SPECIAL DOCTOR

complete the form and you will be contacted by one of our managers