Dr. Hilkovitz shares what causes muscle stiffness in diabetics.
The muscle stiffness of diabetes is caused by the advanced glycated end-products which are the combination of unused sugar with protein, which binds with the protein in muscles and causes stiffness of those muscles. Even the heart muscle is effected by that, and the muscles of the skeleton as well as the muscles inside our arteries. Everything gets stiff with these AGEs, as we call them.
About Dr. Hilkovitz, M.D., B.Ch.:
Dr. Gabriel Hilkovitz has been in private practice for 51 years working in internal medicine, primary care, with an emphasis in diabetes and works in connection with the Arizona Heart Institute. He is a former Professor of Medicine at the Medical College of Virginia. Dr. Hilkovitz was born and educated in South Africa and also engaged in academia in London, England and the United States.
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