Frostbite complications
Frostbite

Complications could include:

  • Gangrene is when part of your body tissue dies. This often occurs because the tissue is not getting enough blood from your circulatory system.
    Source:HLCMS
  • Muscle wasting or atrophy is when muscles become smaller or weaker, often as a result of lack of physical activity.
    Source:HLCMS
  • Rhabdomyolysis is breakdown of muscle fibers. Muscle breakdown causes the release of myoglobin into the bloodstream. Myoglobin can cause kidney damage. Symptoms include dark urine, muscle weakness, and fatigue. About 26,000 cases of rhabdomyolysis...
    Source:HLCMS
  • If left untreated, compartment syndrome can cause lasting damage. Learn more about what causes it and how to treat it.
    Source:HLCMS
  • Tetanus, also called Lockjaw, is a serious bacterial infection that affects the nervous system and causes muscles throughout the body to tighten.
    Source:HLCMS
  • Light therapy, also known as phototherapy, is a treatment in which the patient is exposed to an artificial light source. It is used primarily to treat seasonal affective disorder.
    Source:HLCMS
  • There are several types of doctors who can treat depression. Learn the different kinds to ensure you're getting complete care for your depression.
    Source:HLCMS
  • Ademetionine is a form of the amino acid methionine. Low levels of folate or vitamin B12 can cause a drop in ademetionine. It is not found in foods.
    Source:HLCMS
  • Depression is a mood disorder that can cause extreme and persistent feelings of sadness, hopelessness, and worthlessness. Depression type largely determines what kind of medical treatment is best.
    Source:HLCMS
  • In diathermy, a high-frequency electric current is delivered via shortwave, microwave, or ultrasound to generate deep heat in body tissues. The heat can be used to increase blood flow or to relieve pain.
    Source:HLCMS
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