Gangrene under Homeopathy treatment, Gangrene with diabetes
Gangrene is referred to as the death of tissues in your body. This can happen when one or more part of your body loses blood supply. Gangrene can happen on the surface of the body, such as on the skin as well as in the muscles or organs.
Causes of gangrene are as follows:
Gangrene is caused by one or both of the following:
- Lack of blood supply.
- Bacterial infection.
- Serious injuries or infection
- Infection– gangrene is mainly produced by clostridium perfringens, and other clostridia, bacteria such as streptococcal, staphylococcal may also produce certain forms of gangrene.
- Problems with blood circulation
- Diabetes- Endocrine gangrene can be associated with diabetes.
- Neoplasm – multiple myelomas are typically related to Raynaud phenomenon which produces gangrene.
- decreased temperature – extremes of cold might also produce frostbite that can ultimately lead to gangrene
But the causes are not limited above but condition that affects blood flow increases your risk of gangrene.
When gangrene is located on the skin, symptoms may include:
- Discolored skin, which may appear blue, purple, black, bronze or red.
- Foul-smelling discharge from a wound or sore.
- Severe pain in the affected area followed by numbness, or a loss of sensation.
When gangrene is located beneath the surface of the skin, symptoms may include:
- Feeling sick or ill.
- Swelling and pain in the affected area.
If bacteria move from the affected tissue and infect other tissues throughout the body, it may cause septic shock. Symptoms of septic shock are:
A temperature greater than 100.4° Fahrenheit or lower than 96.8° Fahrenheit.
- Low blood pressure.
- Rapid heart rate.
- Shortness of breath.
Treatment for gangrene entails removing the dead tissue, treating and stopping the spread of infection, and treating the condition that caused gangrene to develop. The earlier you receive treatment, the higher your risk of recovery. Depending on the type of gangrene, treatment may include:
Surgical treatment. Also called debridement, the dead tissue is surgically removed to prevent the spread of infection. In some situations, amputation (removal of the affected limb, finger or toe) may be required.
Maggot therapy. Believe it or not, maggots still play a role in modern medicine. Maggots provide a non-surgical way to remove useless tissue. When used to treat gangrene, maggots from fly larvae (in particular bred in a laboratory so they are sterile) are located at the wound, in which they eat the lifeless and inflamed tissue without harming healthy tissue. They also help fight infection and speed up recovery by releasing substances that kill bacteria.
Antibiotics. Antibiotics are used to deal with and prevent infections. These are usually given by intravenous injection into a vein.