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Plasmapheresis

By |November 12th, 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 |November 9th, 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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Macrophages and Plasma Cells

By |November 6th, 2018|

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. [...]
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What is Diabetic Nerve Pain

By |November 3rd, 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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Symptoms of Peripheral Neuropathy

By |October 31st, 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 |October 28th, 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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Super-Bowl-Sunday

By |October 25th, 2018|

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. [...]

Does gluten cause peripheral neuropathy?

By |October 22nd, 2018|

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. [...]

Nerve Damage in Hand

By |October 19th, 2018|

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 […]

Peripheral Neuropathy Affecting Intimacy

By |October 16th, 2018|

How Does Peripheral Neuropathy Affects Intimacy? Peripheral neuropathy is a condition that causes damages to peripheral nerves that connect with the central nervous system, causing a disruption in the transmission of information round trip from and to the central nervous system and the area of the body affected. Among the most common problems but not limited to these there is the inability to feel sensations, moving, dysfunctional organs and glands, all this depending upon the affected nerve. [...]