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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. [...]
By |September 6th, 2017|Categories: Neuropathy||Comments Off on Plasmapheresis

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 |September 3rd, 2017|Categories: Neuropathy||Comments Off on Myelin Layer

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. [...]
By |August 31st, 2017|Categories: Neuropathy||Comments Off on Macrophages and Plasma Cells

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. [...]
By |August 28th, 2017|Categories: Neuropathy||0 Comments

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. [...]
By |August 25th, 2017|Categories: Neuropathy||0 Comments

What is Diabetic Nerve Pain

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.
Blood glucose (also known as blood sugar) is always present in the blood. It comes from the energy giving foods we […]

By |August 22nd, 2017|Categories: Neuropathy||0 Comments

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 |August 18th, 2017|Categories: Neuropathy||0 Comments

Causes of Peripheral Neuropathy

Peripheral neuropathy is a condition with diverse causes and variable prognosis, which affects the peripheral nerves that carry information to the central nervous system and, at once, bring back a response from it. It’s a two way highway that transports the most varied information, such as, temperature, location on that body zone, etc., and brings back as a reply actions like: dilating blood vessels or moving to the right, etc. [...]
By |August 15th, 2017|Categories: Neuropathy||0 Comments

Peripheral Neuropathy and Sleep

How is your sleep lately? Getting proper sleep is as important as eating nutritious foods, exercising, reducing stress and taking care of yourself. When you sleep your body goes through a process of repair and restoration. If you work out, the muscles are repaired when you are sleeping, your mind is refreshed as well. If you are not sleeping well and have interrupted sleep, your body and mind will not be in great shape for the day ahead. [...]
By |August 15th, 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 |August 12th, 2017|Categories: Neuropathy||Comments Off on Toxic Neuropathy