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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
  • 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
  • Osteoarthritis (OA) occurs when this cartilage (which provides a cushion for bones) wears away. It can occur in any joint in the body, but most commonly affects the knees, hips, spine, and hands.
    Source:HLCMS
  • Find out how certain tests can help your doctor determine the cause of joint pain.
    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
  • 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
  • Guilt is the feeling that you have done something wrong or violated the rules (real or perceived) of a relationship, culture, religion, or state.
    Source:HLCMS
  • Ademetionine is a form of the amino acid methionine, also called SAMe. Find out about its uses, as well as precautions about the synthetic supplement.
    Source:HLCMS
  • Muscle atrophy is when muscles waste away. The main reason for muscle wasting is a lack of physical activity. This can happen when a disease or injury makes it difficult or impossible for you to move an arm or leg. A symptom of atrophied muscles i...
    Source:HLCMS
  • If left untreated, compartment syndrome can cause lasting damage. Learn more about what causes it and how to treat it.
    Source:HLCMS
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