Timeline

March 2019

Toxic Neuropathy

Toxic neuropathy refers to a form of peripheral neuropathy that can occur as the result of exposure to harmful chemicals or certain medications. For example, both lead and mercury poisoning can lead to this type of neuropathy. The peripheral neuropathy symptoms that occur as a result of poisoning from either lead or mercury, typically develops gradually over time. In addition, many medications can cause peripheral neuropathy as a potential side effect. [...]

Peripheral Neuropathy and Diet

  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). [...]

Macrophages and Plasma Cells

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. [...]

Super-Bowl-Sunday

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. [...]

Sciatica

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. [...]

Symptoms of Peripheral Neuropathy

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. [...]