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Toxic Neuropathy

Toxic neuropathy refers to a form of peripheral neuropathy that can occur as the result of exposure to harmful chemicals or certain medications. For example, both lead and mercury poisoning can lead to this type of neuropathy. The peripheral neuropathy symptoms that occur as a result of poisoning from either lead or mercury, typically develops gradually over time. In addition, many medications can cause peripheral neuropathy as a potential side effect. [...]
By |November 15th, 2018|Categories: Neuropathy||Comments Off on Toxic Neuropathy

Plasmapheresis

Plasmapheresis is a procedure in which the blood is purified from circulating antibodies. It is essentially a process where antibodies are filtered out from the blood. First, a long tube known as a catheter is placed in a central vein. The blood is then removed from the body, and the blood cells are subsequently separated from the plasma. Plasma is the liquid part of blood in which antibodies are found. [...]
By |November 12th, 2018|Categories: Neuropathy||Comments Off on Plasmapheresis

Sciatica

Sciatica is a very common type of peripheral neuropathy that occurs if the sciatic nerve is damaged. The sciatic nerve is considered to be the longest nerve in the human body. It starts in the lower back and runs along the buttock and the back of the leg. The sciatic nerve allows for movement and sensation of the thigh, calf, knee, foot, and the toes. [...]
By |November 9th, 2018|Categories: Neuropathy||Comments Off on Sciatica

Macrophages and Plasma Cells

Macrophages and plasma cells are special kinds of white blood cells involved in immunity. One of the functions of macrophages involve engulfing invading bacteria. It then digests the bacteria using special enzymes and peroxides. In addition, macrophages are considered to be scavengers, digesting and riding the body of old, dead cells. They also play a crucial role in the immune system by “presenting” invading organisms to the T cells to be killed. [...]
By |November 6th, 2018|Categories: Neuropathy||Comments Off on Macrophages and Plasma Cells

What is Diabetic Nerve Pain

Diabetic Nerve Pain
In order to understand diabetic nerve pain, we must first understand what diabetes is. Diabetes is a medical life long condition caused by having an excess of blood glucose in the body.
Blood glucose (also known as blood sugar) is always present in the blood. It comes from the energy giving foods we […]

By |November 3rd, 2018|Categories: Neuropathy||0 Comments

Symptoms of Peripheral Neuropathy

Symptoms of Peripheral Neuropathy
 

This is actually the most common type of diabetic neuropathy. The nerves in the patient’s legs and feet are attacked first, followed by their arms and hands.

 

Symptoms

Not able to feel changes in the weather or pain which is followed by numbness in the affected area
Burning or tingling sensation
Experiencing unusual pain during […]

By |October 31st, 2018|Categories: Neuropathy||0 Comments

Motor Symptoms

Motor symptoms of peripheral neuropathy typically refer to the effects the neuropathy has on a person’s movement. One of the common complaints of people with peripheral neuropathy is muscle weakness. The muscles surrounding the affected nerve may even start to waste away, and appear smaller than usual. This occurs as a result of the muscles not being stimulated enough due to the damaged nerves that run through them. On physical examination, a person’s reflexes, may be decreased or absent. [...]
By |October 28th, 2018|Categories: Neuropathy||Comments Off on Motor Symptoms

Super-Bowl-Sunday

It is Super Bowl Sunday!!!! I am still excited even though the Giants or no other New York team is not playing. However, I am behind the Broncos today as Peyton Manning has done a great job. Well, that is it for football. I want to share the importance of eating on time. Yesterday I had a full schedule. I ate breakfast but was not able to eat until 6.5 hours later. [...]
By |October 25th, 2018|Categories: Neuropathy||0 Comments

Does gluten cause peripheral neuropathy?

Peripheral neuropathy is a peripheral nerves disorder; these nerves take care of information going from/to the central nervous system. A nerve or a group can be affected. In fact, many groups of nerves can be affected. Damage can be unilateral or bilateral and symmetric. As the nerves perform many different functions, some or many can be affected. Basically, and to understand better the issue, it can be simplified considering the sensorial, sensitive and motor damage. [...]
By |October 22nd, 2018|Categories: Neuropathy||0 Comments

Nerve Damage in Hand

Nerve Damage in Hand
 

Nerve damage in hand can influence its proper working. Here’s additional about the causes, side effects, and treatment choices that are accessible.

Nerves in the body do the essential capacity of transmission of messages between the mind and different parts of the body. On the whole, there are three unique sorts of […]

By |October 19th, 2018|Categories: Neuropathy||0 Comments