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Diabetes complications

Diabetes complications include both long-term and emergency complications. Find out more about these health problems and reducing the risk of complications.

Diabetes

CT scan

A CT scan is a sophisticated X-ray that takes a 3-dimensional picture of any part of the body using a computer. CT scans can often replace other techniques used to diagnose, such as exploratory surgery.

Tests & Investigations

Gallstones: complications

Complications relating to gallstones include: inflammation of the gallbladder (cholecystitis), bile duct (cholangitis), and pancreas (biliary pancreatitis); and obstruction of the intestine (gallstone ileus).

Gastrointestinal Health

Immunotherapy treatment

Immunotherapy should always be carried out by a doctor trained in allergy, and in Australia is usually carried out in specialist allergy clinics or hospitals.

Allergy

Sinusitis

Because the drainage holes from the sinuses are narrow, they block up easily. So any excess mucus production can cause a blockage, and pressure builds up in the sinuses.

Respiratory Health Symptoms

Pain and how you sense it

We feel the sensation of pain when pain receptors send electrical signals along nerves to the spinal cord and brain.

Pain