What Is Gangrene?
Diabetic patients are most prone to gangrene in the foot. This is because diabetics usually have poor circulation or nerve damage, which can lead to a loss of blood supply.
Gangrene is particularly dangerous when it is caused by an infection because it can spread throughout the body.
Any onset of foot or leg pain accompanied by skin changes and lower skin temperature may indicate a sudden blockage of blood flow to the legs.
To treat gangrene, the gangrenous tissue must be surgically removed. Then, there will be oxygen treatment and intravenous antibiotics will be needed to kill any infection.
If you suspect you may have gangrene, seek medical attention immediately.
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