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Dry Gangrene

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Gangrene occurs in tissues when they do not receive enough oxygen and nutrients (Chabner, 2017). The most common cause is a lack of circulation. As a result, the most extreme areas of the body are usually affected such as the toes and fingers. Gangrene can affect internal organs as well. There are two main types of gangrene: Dry and Wet. Dry gangrene happens when the affected part of the body does not receive nutrients. We can see why persons with diabetes and arteriosclerosis (hardening of arteries) would be especially at risk. Wet gangrene involves infection. A few things occur with this type. The body responds to the infection by swelling. The excessive swelling causes a blockage of the blood supply which worsens the condition. A natural
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