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Myelin Layer

By |July 17th, 2019|

The myelin layer is a white fatty and protein covering that insulates and protects a nerve fiber. The concept of myelin can be thought of as similar to the insulating coatings that typically surround electrical wiring. Just like insulators are needed to protect electrical wires, myelin is needed to protect our nerve fibers which incidentally, conduct electrical current also. Myelin is made up of roughly about 80% fat, and about 20% protein. [...]
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Sciatica

By |July 14th, 2019|

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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What is Diabetic Nerve Pain

By |July 11th, 2019|

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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Do you like Choices?

By |July 8th, 2019|

It has been a few months since my last post to you but I have been busy with my website developer and the team to bring the best to you. It is good to be writing to you on a beautiful warm spring afternoon. You have to choose nearly every minute of the day. Do I snooze the alarm or do I get up and exercise? Do I take a long or short shower? So many choices. [...]

Questions to Ask your Neurologist about your Peripheral Neuropathy

By |July 5th, 2019|

  Questions to ask your neurologist      The first step to overcome a disease is to fully understand it. Of course, that does not involve being an expert in the field, not even it is essential to follow one and all research done on the subject; but understanding pretty well what it is about may lead to better solutions. [...]

Effects of Stress in Patients living with Neuropathy

By |July 2nd, 2019|

Stress and Neuropathy   Peripheral neuropathy involves the nerves transporting information from the periphery to the central nervous system (spinal cord and brain), in both ways. For better understanding, peripheral nerves tell the brain about the sensation of heat or cold in their zone (each nerve has a corresponding zone) and the brain responds, for example, in the face of extreme heat, with a movement away from that zone, so as to avoid a burn. [...]