‘Flesh-eating’ genital infection linked to certain diabetes drugs, study finds

Do you have type 2 diabetes and doctors have suggested you medications for treating the disease. Sometimes it happens that a patient feels foul odor, redness and pain in the genital area. It is proves form the latest medical research that the use of some diabetes medication can cause flesh-eating infection in human body. This disease attacks on the anal or genital area. It kills tissues and spreads quickly. 

Diabetes is a disorder of metabolism. In the result, the patient has to suffer excessive thirst and frequent urination. It is a disease that leaves long lasting impact on the body. In this health issue the body cannot handle amount of glucose in the bloodstream. It is called type 2 diabetes. This situation is not good because it is the indication of many other health issues. It can affect the functions of kidney especially. It can damage other organs such as heart. People who have been suffering from the problem of obesity may have this issue. It makes your body resistant to insulin. Children and adults can have this issue due to the overweight.

Causes of Type 2 Diabetes

Insulin is a hormone that is developed in pancreas. It transforms the glucose into energy. If your body prepares insulin but cells do not use it then it is the sign of typ2 diabetes. It is known as insulin resistance. Pancreas starts more working for the formation of insulin. Its purpose is to get sugar for cells but it fails. The level of sugar increases in the blood, in the result. It is very important to maintain the sugar level in the blood.

Risk Factors in Diabetes

Some other risk factors are given below that should be avoided. These factors are dangerous and can cause diabetes.

  1. Anxiety, Stress or depression
  2. Sleeping too much or little
  3. Blood vessel or heart disease
  4. High blood pressure
  5. Prediabetes
  6. Low good cholesterol and HDL level in the body
  7. Having a baby more than 9 pounds
  8. Obesity or overweight
  9. High triglycerides
  10. Gestational diabetes during pregnancy
  11. PCOS Poly cystic ovary syndrome
  12. Acanthosis nigricans, Skin issues with dark rashes underarms or around the neck
  13. No exercise and smoking

Which drugs are harmful?

The medicines that have the warnings contain Jardiance of Eli Lilly & CO. Farxiga of AstraZeneca and Invokana of Johnson & Johnson. These are famous as SGLT2 inhibitors. These were approved in the year of 2013 and 2016. It helps the body lowers down the blood sugar through kidneys. In this way, the extra sugar flushes out from the body through the patient’s urine. The infection of the urinary tract is a common side effects.

How to prevent yourself from it?

Unluckily, it has become rare but for the patients it is important to take safety concerns. It is good to take the medications approved and famous as SGLT 2 inhibitors. These medicines should be made as per the standard of the Drug and Food Administration scientists.

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