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Vitamin D and Peripheral Neuropathy

Vitamin D and Peripheral Neuropathy   Most of you may know from reading my book “Peripheral Neuropathy Nine Simple Steps to Reduce the Pain” http://amzn.to/XOnpXJ , that I have been using a bunch of alternate ways to minimize the pain. The ebook has been downloaded over 2000 times by individuals with neuropathy and by caregivers. [...]
By |April 24th, 2017|Categories: Neuropathy||0 Comments

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. [...]
By |April 21st, 2017|Categories: Neuropathy||Comments Off on Toxic Neuropathy

Myelin Layer

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. [...]
By |April 18th, 2017|Categories: Neuropathy||Comments Off on Myelin Layer

Symptoms of Peripheral Neuropathy

Symptoms of Peripheral Neuropathy
 

This is actually the most common type of diabetic neuropathy. The nerves in the patient’s legs and feet are attacked first, followed by their arms and hands.

 

Symptoms

Not able to feel changes in the weather or pain which is followed by numbness in the affected area
Burning or tingling sensation
Experiencing unusual pain during […]

By |April 15th, 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 |April 12th, 2017|Categories: Neuropathy||0 Comments

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. [...]
By |April 9th, 2017|Categories: Neuropathy||1 Comment

Effects of Stress in Patients living with Neuropathy

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. [...]
By |April 6th, 2017|Categories: Neuropathy||0 Comments

Peripheral Neuropathy Foot Care

Peripheral neuropathy can be due to many causes, so its prognosis, care and treatment depend on the root cause. However all peripheral neuropathies have a common factor which is damage to the nerves (one or more nerves, bilaterally, unilaterally, progressively or not) transporting information to the central nervous system and, in turn bring back a response from it. Peripheral neuropathy is a two way road that can affect in a very diverse way. [...]
By |April 3rd, 2017|Categories: Neuropathy||0 Comments

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 |March 31st, 2017|Categories: Neuropathy||Comments Off on TENS and PENS

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 |March 28th, 2017|Categories: Neuropathy||Comments Off on Sensory Symptoms