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Medications That Cause Peripheral Neuropathy

By |July 17th, 2018|

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. [...]

TENS and PENS

By |July 14th, 2018|

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. [...]
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Peripheral Neuropathy and Diet

By |July 11th, 2018|

  And What about the diet?     Peripheral neuropathy is a condition caused by damage to the peripheral nerves, more or less extensive, more or less symmetrical and by variable causes. Peripheral nerves are the ones in charge of transporting information back and forth from the central nervous system to any area of the body (things like closing the hand, or moving your feet, are examples). [...]

What Is Peripheral Neuropathy

By |July 8th, 2018|

Peripheral Neuropathy definition: any disorder or condition that affects the peripheral nerves. Peripheral neuropathy is actually quite common. The prevalence is estimated to be about 3-8% of the general population and affects about 20 million people in the United States. Peripheral neuropathy can be clarified further with a better understanding of peripheral nerves. Peripheral nerves function as part of the human nervous system. [...]

Plasmapheresis

By |July 5th, 2018|

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. [...]
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Sciatica

By |July 2nd, 2018|

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. [...]
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Symptoms of Peripheral Neuropathy

By |June 29th, 2018|

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 […]

Motor Symptoms

By |June 26th, 2018|

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. [...]
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Vitamin D and Peripheral Neuropathy

By |June 23rd, 2018|

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. [...]

What is Diabetic Nerve Pain

By |June 20th, 2018|

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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