A 27-year-old female asked:
My mom (55 years old) has diabetes, she's been medicated. problem is she's feeling numbness on her legs. is it related?
3 doctor answers • 5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Alon Seifananswered
Neurology 15 years experience
Probably: Diabetes commonly is associated with peripheral neuropathy, which is damage to the nerves, usually beginning in the ends of the nerves. Diabetes medications and other ways of controlling diabetes can help control and slow down the progression of the neuropathy. There are over the counter (acetyl l carnitine) and prescription (gabapentin) treatments for symptoms related to diabetic neuropathy.
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Dr. Ronald Obermananswered
Podiatry 33 years experience
Possibly: There are other possible causes as well such as a condition affecting back, b-12 defficiency etc. Have her see physician.
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Dr. Payam Rafatanswered
Podiatry 24 years experience
Abnormal nerve: Neuropathy is a condition resulting from abnormal nerve function. Neuropathy can be due to certain vitamin deficiencies, nerve damage due to trauma, alcohol consumption, radiation, side effects of certain medications, or due to certain medical conditions such as diabetes. Treatment varies depending on the cause of the problem. Have it evaluated and appropriately treated.
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Last updated Nov 28, 2017
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