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what is the lifespan when you have peripheral neuropathy

A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michele Arnold
21 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Not in itself: Neuropathy can increase yor risk of an ulcer or infection in your foot, but this risk can be minimized by performing daily skin checks of your feet. ... Read More
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A 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
38 years experience Pain Management
Neuropathy: Yes its quite possible that it will not be picked up on EMG. Peripheral neuropathy is a small fiber disease - EMG's are not very specific with small f ... Read More
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A 78-year-old female asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
34 years experience Internal Medicine
Peripheral neuropath: Is permanent once it starts. It can not be cured although treatments are available to decrease symptoms.
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yo-El Ju
Dr. Yo-El Ju answered
15 years experience Neurology
Rare: Some causes of peripheral neuropathy affect the nerves to the muscles for breathing, or to the heart. However most neuropathies are uncomforable, but ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Rosenthal
35 years experience Pain Management
Unable to determine: There are so many different types of neurpathies that no specific age of onset can be determined.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Pham
24 years experience Neurosurgery
Neuropathy: Constant burning pain, numbness, and tingling. Skin discoloration with ulceration is an indication of grave prognosis.
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Knecht
30 years experience Endocrinology
Diabetic neuropathy: Hi. The most likely cause of loss of feeling in your toes is diabetic peripheral neuropathy, where peripheral sensory nerves are damaged due to chroni ... Read More
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rajesh Dalal
26 years experience Internal Medicine
It is difficult: You most likely will find the cause. There are thousands of causes of neuropathy. Most common causes are just a few. If you have a hard time findi ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
40 years experience Podiatry
See a neurologist: The EMG may not have been definitive for sensory neuropathy but may have indicated autonomic neuropathy.
A 58-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Rosenfeld
26 years experience Pain Management
Neuropathy: Although diabetes is a frequent cause of neuropathy, it is far from the only one. Other causes include alcoholism and exposure to heavy metals. I su ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Feldman
40 years experience Endocrinology
Uncommon: As improvement in diabetes management has occurred, the incidence of amputations has decreased. With good diabetes control, control of hypertension an ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Dorsey
35 years experience Wound care
With a complete w/u: See your doctor and undergo a complete history and physical exam with a vascular work up if neede.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
Diamox: Diamox is a diuretic and may cause loss of potassium and magnesium which can cause those symptoms if serum levels of potassium or magnesium drop too l ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chevies Newman
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Should be ok: Many autoimmune problems improve with pregnancy due to the accommodation immunologically to the baby. It should be fine. I am not aware of the crown ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
There are several: One of the more common and survivable disorders with short arms is achondroplasia. Most (90%) represent new mutations and adult stature is around 4.5 ... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
28 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Nerve pain: Nerve entrapment can cause numbness and cold feeling in the hand and cramping. The radial artery occlusion is not related to nerve entrapment but can ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ryan Stanton
17 years experience Emergency Medicine
Possible: It's possible. Your best plan is to work closely with a vascular surgeon to monitor and maximize health.
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Dr. Rebecca Gliksman
37 years experience Internal Medicine
Uncontrolled DM: It is not just how you feel is it what the serum markers show. HgbA1c> 7.0, represents uncontrolled diabetes. Some may feel ok but will eventually ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Nerves: Peripheral nerve is involvement of one nerve in body. Polyradiculopathy is diffuse nerve root involvement such as Diabetes, Myelopathy is Spinal cord ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sneid
40 years experience Endocrinology
Varies: Risk of diabetes increases w/age, family history and obesity. There is no way to tell the risk for a specific individual, but your doctor can give you ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Hyde
28 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Testing: To diagnose nerve root entrapment/compression, the doctor may utilize EMG and/or nerve conduction velocity tests (after clinical examination) to deter ... Read More
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A 84-year-old female asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Microvascular diseas: Read this: http://www.Nhlbi.Nih.Gov/health/health-topics/topics/cmd/.
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A 65-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dia Arpon
Dr. Dia Arpon answered
25 years experience Psychiatry
To send info to brai: The vagus nerve is a cranial nerve and an extension of your brain. It is involved in your gag reflex. It sends signals from your brain, heart, and dig ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Korona
32 years experience Interventional Radiology
Pulses should: Be normal. Could have peripheral artery disease if they are decreased. Can have pad and venous insufficiency at same time. See sirweb.Org . Select pat ... Read More

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