Frostbite complications

Complications could include:

  • Gangrene is the term used to describe when part of your body tissue dies, usually because it is not getting enough blood from your circulatory system. Gangrene usually affects your extremities-the areas farthest from your heart-such as your toes a...
  • 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.
  • There are several types of doctors who can treat depression. Learn the different kinds to ensure you're getting complete care for your depression.
  • 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.
  • Guilt is the feeling that you have done something wrong or violated the rules (real or perceived) of a relationship, culture, religion, or state.
  • Compartment syndrome is a serious condition that occurs when there is a large amount of pressure inside a muscle compartment. Compartments are the groups of muscle tissue, blood vessels, and nerves in your arms and legs.
  • 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...
  • Tetanus, also called Lockjaw, is a serious bacterial infection that affects the nervous system and causes muscles throughout the body to tighten.
  • Muscle wasting or atrophy is when muscles become smaller or weaker, often as a result of lack of physical activity.
  • 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.
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