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Peripheral Neuropathy Foot Care

Peripheral neuropathy can be due to many causes, so its prognosis, care and treatment depend on the root cause. However all peripheral neuropathies have a common factor which is damage to the nerves (one or more nerves, bilaterally, unilaterally, progressively or not) transporting information to the central nervous system and, in turn bring back a response from it. Peripheral neuropathy is a two way road that can affect in a very diverse way. [...]
By |April 24th, 2019|Categories: Neuropathy||0 Comments

Sensory Symptoms

Sensory symptoms refer to those symptoms that cause altered sensations. Paresthesia is a term that is often used to describe any abnormal or unusual sensation that people with peripheral neuropathy experience. Some common paresthesias include pins and needles, burning, tingling, numbness, and shock like sensations. In many cases, these paresthesias have a “stocking-glove” distribution. [...]
By |April 21st, 2019|Categories: Neuropathy||Comments Off on Sensory Symptoms

Natural Peripheral Neuropathy Treatment

Is there a Natural Treatment? Peripheral neuropathy is a common disorder that is caused by damage to the peripheral nerves. This is especially common to the nerves branching out to the legs, arms, toes and fingers. The main cause of peripheral neuropathy is diabetes. However, it can also be caused by toxic trauma like chemotherapy or even physical injury. Also, applying too much pressure to the nerves can result in peripheral neuropathy. There are a couple of remedies for peripheral neuropathy which includes the use of antidepressants. [...]
By |April 18th, 2019|Categories: Neuropathy||0 Comments

What is Diabetic Neuropathy?

What is Diabetic Neuropathy? On a yearly basis many people all over the world usually are affected by diabetes With the larger usual indicators as well as complications diabetic issues is acknowledged for you'll discover furthermore added conditions that nobody might be attentive to. [...]
By |April 15th, 2019|Categories: Neuropathy||0 Comments

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 |April 12th, 2019|Categories: Neuropathy||Comments Off on Plasmapheresis

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 |April 9th, 2019|Categories: Neuropathy||Comments Off on Motor Symptoms

Medications That Cause Peripheral Neuropathy

Is there a Cause for Peripheral Neuropathy in Medications?   In the human body, peripheral nervous system plays a vital role in connecting nerves from the brain and spinal cord (commonly referred to as central nervous system) to other parts of the body, such as the arms, feet, legs, hands, mouth, face, and other internal organs. Ideally, the main function of these nerves is to deliver vital signals concerning physical sensation back to the brain.     The above disorder, which is the Peripheral neuropathy, occurs when the nervous system of the body fails to function accordingly, because they are either destroyed or damaged. In other words, peripheral neuropathy disrupts the nerves from doing its normal body functions. [...]
By |April 6th, 2019|Categories: Neuropathy||0 Comments

TENS and PENS

TENS and PENS stand for Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation and Percutaneous Electical Nerve Stimulation respectively. Both procedures can be helpful in alleviating some of the more painful symptoms of peripheral neuropathy, but have to be used repeatedly to sustain the benefits. During TENS procedures, a small battery operated device is worn by the patient and electrodes are typically placed on the surface of the skin, over the area where the pain is felt. [...]
By |April 3rd, 2019|Categories: Neuropathy||Comments Off on TENS and PENS

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 |March 31st, 2019|Categories: Neuropathy||0 Comments

Vitamin D and Peripheral Neuropathy

Vitamin D and Peripheral Neuropathy   Most of you may know from reading my book “Peripheral Neuropathy Nine Simple Steps to Reduce the Pain” http://amzn.to/XOnpXJ , that I have been using a bunch of alternate ways to minimize the pain. The ebook has been downloaded over 2000 times by individuals with neuropathy and by caregivers. [...]
By |March 28th, 2019|Categories: Neuropathy||0 Comments