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Symptoms of Nerve Damage

By |January 20th, 2020|

Symptoms of Nerve Damage
 

Our nerves are very sensitive. If these nerves are damaged, it can result to a condition known as Neuropathy. Metabolic issues, side effects of certain medications and traumatic experiences are just […]

Peripheral Neuropathy and Diet

By |January 17th, 2020|

  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). [...]

Causes and Treatment for Peripheral Neuropathy

By |January 14th, 2020|

Causes and Treatment for Peripheral Neuropathy
 

Neuropathy is a painful disease that influences the nervous system and its capacity to sense movement to the zone that sustained the nerve harm. Neuropathy can cause painful and […]

Peripheral Neuropathy and Exercise

By |January 11th, 2020|

   What about Excercise and Peripheral Neuropathy?     Peripheral Neuropathy is damage to the peripheral nerves produced by diverse causes. As the peripheral nerves have the function of carrying information from the body to the central nervous system (brain and spinal cord) and the same backwards (from the central nervous system to the periphery), it is easily understood that when the information highway (nerves) is damaged, the free transit of information back and forth ends up damaged.   To be more clear. Wrong or incomplete information arrives (i.e. [...]

What Is Peripheral Neuropathy

By |January 8th, 2020|

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. [...]

TENS and PENS

By |January 5th, 2020|

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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Symptoms of Peripheral Neuropathy

By |January 2nd, 2020|

Symptoms of Neuropathy   Peripheral neuropathy is damage to the peripheral nervous system. This is a complex and extended network of nerves that communicates the whole body with the central nervous system (spinal cord and brain). This is a two-way communication, transporting information, i.e. about high temperature in that part of the body and brings a response from the brain or spinal cord, like getting that part of the body away from the heating source. [...]

Sensory Symptoms

By |December 30th, 2019|

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. [...]
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Plasmapheresis

By |December 27th, 2019|

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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Medications That Cause Peripheral Neuropathy

By |December 24th, 2019|

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. [...]