Health Tip: Understanding Risk Factors for
(HealthDay News) -- Gangrene occurs when a portion of bodily
tissue dies due to lack of blood supply to the area.
The U.S. National Library of Medicine says these factors
increase a person's risk of developing gangrene:
- Suffering a serious injury.
- Having a disease of the blood vessels, such as hardening of the
- Being diabetic.
- Having a compromised immune system (ie., from HIV or
- Having surgery.
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