Limp, Slurred Speech, Stiff Lips And Leg Pain With A History Of Diabetes?
Night .. r nMy father about 2 months ago had symptoms of a receipt, half of his body was stiff, after being taken to the emergency room he was given medication, his condition was normal again. But it has been 1 month now, looks often weak, speaking at first is not clear, the position of the lips is like a little stiff, legs like pain. My father has a history of diabetes. R nAccording to the doctor, what department should I take my father to see a doctor? Nerve or internal disease? R nThank you ..
Good evening, thanks for asking at HealthReplies.com. Symptoms of weakness, unclear speech, stiff lips and pain in the legs can occur due to various things, whether related or not, and whether or not they are related to the history of diabetes he is experiencing. This condition can occur due to stroke, nerve damage, abnormal blood sugar levels, infections, and so on.
In your father's case, the condition he is experiencing may actually require treatment from the two doctors simultaneously, such as if he is currently having a stroke as a complication of uncontrolled diabetes. But if you have to determine the first step, we suggest that you check your father with a neurologist first, because the symptoms are more of a neurological disorder, and the possibility of a stroke should be clarified first because it is one of the most detrimental diseases. If it turns out that your father's not having a stroke, at least one of the worst possibilities has been ruled out. Also tell your father's neurologist about his history of diabetes, because maybe the doctor will need to consult with an internal medicine doctor to treat your father.
Meanwhile, there is not much your father and family can do during a break waiting for a checkup from a neurologist apart from maintaining sugar levels by continuing to take medication regularly, eating on time by avoiding sugary foods and drinks, and if there are any things - things that indicate urgency, immediately take your father to the nearest hospital emergency room. So, hopefully it answers your question.