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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aletha Tippett
23 years experience in Family Medicine
Poor nerve function: Nerve disease/damage thought to be caused by poor blood supply to nerves &/or high blood sugar. There are 2 types of neuropathy: peripheral and autono ... Read More
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A 58-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Kurzweil
49 years experience in Internal Medicine
Most Rx limited help: The central nervous system is made up of the brain and the spinal cord; all the nerves to the rest of the body stem from the cns, and is called perip ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience in Neurology
Nerve symptoms: Peripheral neuropathy can be secondary to numerous causes. It is best to uncover the cause and treat directly. To treat symptoms, doctors might use ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
22 years experience in Family Medicine
Give me the reason: Best treatment for neuropathy will stem out of its cause. If diabetic, adequate diabetes control is paramount. Other meds may be lyrica, (pregabalin) ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ron Jones
Dr. Ron Jones answered
44 years experience in Family Medicine
Yes: Almost any disease process has its ups and downs, especially dependent upon the cause of the neuropathy.
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A 79-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
47 years experience in Rheumatology
Many types!: Diabetes, B12 deficiency, heavy metal toxicity, drugs (medication side effects), vasculitis associated with autoimmune diseases are all causes. Howev ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Quit few: The symptoms are gradual onset of numbness and tingling in your feet or hands, which may spread upward into your legs and arms, burning pain, sharp, j ... Read More
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A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. C Julio Aponte
52 years experience in Rheumatology
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Dowd
19 years experience in Internal Medicine
Varies: Different people describe it differently. Some say burning, others electric, others tingling, others numbness, or a seemingly paradoxical painful numb ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Dissin
38 years experience in Neurology
Many types: There are many types of neuropathy, many associated with other disorders. Just a few..Acute motor, subacute sensorimotor, asymmetric polyneuropathies, ... Read More
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