By |March 15th, 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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Medications That Cause Peripheral Neuropathy

By |March 12th, 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. [...]

Trauma and Peripheral Neuropathy

By |March 9th, 2018|

Trauma, which can result in things such as broken bones or back injuries, is another very common cause of peripheral neuropathy. Nerves are often located in the grooves of bones. For example, several nerves that start from the neck, travel to the fingers by running along the forearm and arm. If the arm should become broken, the nerves that run along the bone can be damaged as well. [...]
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Peripheral Neuropathy and Diet

By |March 6th, 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). [...]


By |March 3rd, 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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Symptoms of Peripheral Neuropathy

By |February 28th, 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.



Not able to feel changes […]

Metabolic Neuropathies

By |February 25th, 2018|

Metabolic neuropathies occur as the result of metabolic abnormalities. The most common metabolic disorder that often results in neuropathy is diabetes. Although diabetes is the most common cause, it is by no means the only metabolic disorder that can result in neuropathic symptoms. Other neuropathies of this type include hypothyroidism, which occurs when your thyroid gland does not produce enough thyroid hormone. If hypothyroidism goes untreated, peripheral neuropathy can result. [...]
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Diabetes and Peripheral Neuropathy

By |February 22nd, 2018|

Is there any connection between Diabetes and Peripheral Neuropathy?   For a patient with peripheral neuropathy and even for anyone related to this person, understanding fully what is this condition about, is a key step to achieve optimal quality life. Peripheral neuropathy is damage to the peripheral nerves which are those that carry information from the body to the central nervous system and bring back a response or an order from it. [...]


By |February 19th, 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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Vitamin D and Peripheral Neuropathy

By |February 16th, 2018|

Vitamin D and Peripheral Neuropathy   Most of you may know from reading my book “Peripheral Neuropathy Nine Simple Steps to Reduce the Pain” , 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. [...]