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What does underlying disease mean?


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2010-07-27 03:56:21
2010-07-27 03:56:21

An underlying disease is a disease that is causing other issues or diseases in the body. An examole of this would be Diabetes may be the underlying disease that is causing a person to have high blood pressure, high cholesterol, decreased feeling in legs or feet and poorly healing wounds.

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