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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|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|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|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|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.
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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 […]