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Symptoms of Nerve Damage

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 some of the reasons why a certain nerve gets damaged.

This condition is not regarded as a disease and is commonly […]

By |November 18th, 2017|Categories: Neuropathy||0 Comments

What is Diabetic Neuropathy?

What is Diabetic Neuropathy? On a yearly basis many people all over the world usually are affected by diabetes With the larger usual indicators as well as complications diabetic issues is acknowledged for you'll discover furthermore added conditions that nobody might be attentive to. [...]
By |November 15th, 2017|Categories: Neuropathy||0 Comments

Peripheral Neuropathy and Exercise

   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. [...]
By |November 12th, 2017|Categories: Neuropathy||0 Comments

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. [...]
By |November 9th, 2017|Categories: Neuropathy||0 Comments

Sensory Symptoms

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. [...]
By |November 6th, 2017|Categories: Neuropathy||Comments Off on Sensory Symptoms

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). [...]
By |November 2nd, 2017|Categories: Neuropathy||0 Comments

Trauma and Peripheral Neuropathy

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. [...]
By |October 30th, 2017|Categories: Neuropathy||Comments Off on Trauma and Peripheral Neuropathy

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. [...]
By |October 27th, 2017|Categories: Neuropathy||Comments Off on TENS and PENS

Metabolic Neuropathies

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. [...]
By |October 24th, 2017|Categories: Neuropathy||Comments Off on Metabolic Neuropathies

Medications For Neuropathy

There are several medications for neuropathy that can help treat its painful symptoms. Certain antidepressants within what is called the tricyclic family of medications can reduce burning, stabbing, aching, and throbbing sensations of peripheral neuropathy. Some of these medications include Amitriptyline, Nortriptyline, Imipramine, and Desipramine. Duloxetine is another antidepressant approved to manage neuropathic pain related to diabetes. Some medications typically used in epilepsy can also be effective in reducing sharp and stabbing neuropathic pain. [...]
By |October 21st, 2017|Categories: Neuropathy||Comments Off on Medications For Neuropathy