Coughing Up Blood In Diabetics?

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Excuse me doctor, my father has had diabetes since I was born, for 16 years, my father’s body began to take care, my father’s feet were swollen, and also smelled a ‘bad smell’ from my father’s body even though he had taken a bath, his body also began to limp, and no appetite. I want to ask the doctor, my father coughed up a lot of blood this evening, what was the cause?

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Diabetes or diabetes is a chronic disease that can not be cured and if not properly controlled can cause various complications. The following are some of the complications that can occur including:

increase the risk of developing high blood pressure, stroke, and heart attack disorders of the eye, such as cataracts, diabetic retinopathy disorders of the kidneys to kidney failure peripheral neurological disorders (diabetic neuropathy) cause impaired wound healing causing hearing loss increasing the risk of developing Alzheimer's HHS (hyperglycemic hyperosmolar state) in patients with type 2 DM, or DKA (diabeticketoacidosis) in patients with type 1 DM and many more. Symptoms experienced by your father can occur due to complications from diabetes itself, namely HHS or DKA (depending on what type of diabetes your father has ), can also occur due to complications from kidney failure (which can occur in diabetics with uncontrolled blood sugar). You should immediately bring your father to the hospital and do not delay any longer because your father's current condition requires immediate evaluation and management (including emergency department).

If your father is bleeding heavily when coughing, try to position your father in a sitting position slightly bent when coughing, or if your father is very weak and can not sit, tilt his body so that blood does not enter the lungs and cause aspiration. IMMEDIATELY bring your father to the hospital.

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