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Deep Vein Thrombosis
Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) is the formation of a blood clot (solid mass of blood) in one of the deep-lying blood vessels, most often in the legs or pelvis.
Defibrillation is the technique of sending an energy pulse to the heart in order to stop ventricular fibrillation (rapid chaotic twitching movements).
Depression is a mental state characterized by feelings of sadness and despair, a sense of inadequacy, and a despondent lack of activity.
Diabetes mellitus, usually referred to as diabetes, is a disease that occurs when the body cannot convert food into useable energy because the body either does not produce enough insulin or it is not able to properly use the insulin that is produced.
Diabetes Type 1
Diabetes Type 1 is an incurable condition in which the pancreas stops making insulin. Since the body needs insulin in order to convert glucose (blood sugar) into useable energy for the body, people with type 1 diabetes must rely on daily insulin injections to live. Treatment also includes monitoring blood sugar levels several times a day, following a diet plan, and exercising daily to help regulate blood sugar levels. Type 1 diabetes usually develops before the age of 30 with no known cause or methods of prevention. It was previously known as juvenile diabetes and insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus (IDDM).
Diabetes Type 2
Diabetes Type 2 is the most common form of diabetes mellitus. Unlike people with type 1 diabetes whose bodies stop making insulin, people with type 2 diabetes have a condition in which the body is not making enough insulin or the body is not using the insulin that is produced. Most people who develop type 2 diabetes are overweight. It primarily occurs in adults but an increasing number of overweight children and adolescents are developing it as well. Prevention and treatment for type 2 diabetes focuses on losing weight thru diet and exercise, although some people may also require insulin or medications to control the condition. Type 2 diabetes was previously known as adult-onset diabetes and noninsulin-dependent diabetes mellitus (NIDDM).
The diaphragm is the major muscle that the body uses for breathing, located below the lungs and heart, and separates the chest from the abdomen.
Dumping Syndrome occurs when food or liquid (sweets and carbohydrates) enters the small intestine too rapidly, causing cramps, nausea, sweating, weakness, dizziness, and occasionally diarrhea. It is a common side effect of gastric bypass surgery that helps control eating.
The Duodenal Switch is a type of weight loss surgery that is very effective for the super obese. With the Duodenal Switch procedure, the size of the stomach is reduced to limit food intake and the small intestine is "switched" around to alter the digestion process and limit food (calorie) absorption.
The duodenum is the first part of the small intestine that begins at the stomach outlet and continues for about 10-12" until it becomes the jejunum, which is the middle part of the small intestine; digestive juices from the pancreas, liver, and gallbladder empty into the duodenum where most food digestion occurs.