1) What is "gangrene"?
Death of the tissue due to loss of blood supply with foul smell is called as gangrene.


2) Types ?
Dry and Wet gangrene(few books include Gas gangrene under Wet gangrene and others describe it as seperate entity).

3) What are the possible causes ?
Out of various causes the prime causes are diabetes and smoking. Others like trama(injuries of various types like shoe bite,nail prick,etc,etc)
4) Symtoms ?
Black discolouration of the skin
icy coldness of the affected parts,
immobility of toes,
burning sensation of the affected parts especially during nights and rest pain.
5) Risk factors ?
Genetic predisposition ,age,
duration of diabetes,smoking,hyper tension(systolic or diastolic),hypercholesterolemia,hypertriglyceridemia,hyperglycemia,truncal obesity,
hyperinsulinemia,proteinuria,dialysis and drugs(e.g. inotropic agents, b-blocker)
6) Diagosis?
All said and done nothing can replace clinical findings. Ofcourse dopler study and angiography guides to the perfection of blood flow.
7) Diet involved in gangrene?
As per the dietician and diabetologist.
8) Measure to be taken care?
As per diabetic foot instruction priscribed by the podiatrist.
9) What is the method of treatment adopted by Dr.prabhakar sheety?

Dr. Prabhakar Shetty's method of treatment is a synthetic approach involving the disciplines of Internal Medicine, Surgery and Homoeopathic Therapeutics.

The Internal Medicine aspect covers the control of blood sugar levels in the affected person essentially with the help of Insulin, Oral Hypoglycaemic agents and a good diet control program.

The Homoeopathic Treatment however is the most important aspect of Dr. Shetty's method of Treatment as it is only with the help of Oral Homoeopathic Medicines that we can improve the blood supply to the gangrenous part or tissue

These Homoeopathic local medicines do not sog or macerate the margins of the wound and effectively control secondary infection as has been found out on extensive clinical studies carried out at the Sai Diabetic Foot Gangrene Hospital and Research Institute. The clinical studies hold true also for the efficacy of the Oral Homoeopathic Medicines. Along with the Oral Homoeopathic Medicines which help in revascularisation of the ischaemic leg, foot or any other body(depending on the presence of a rich collateral supply) the antibiotics(parenteral ) find their way to the site of infection and can do their work of preventing life threatening Septicaemia

Note: 1) All information provided herein is correct to the best of our knowledge and as experienced at our clinics. This however does not amount to the purport that this body of knowledge constitutes any research based on international medical research protocols.

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