Timeline

July 2018

Medications That Cause Peripheral Neuropathy

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. [...]

TENS and PENS

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. [...]

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). [...]

What Is Peripheral Neuropathy

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. [...]

Plasmapheresis

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. [...]

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. [...]