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Are Electric Blankets Safe For People With Peripheral Neuropathy
A complete nerve transection will leave an area totally numb. The distribution of the numbers depends upon where the nerve was cut. A partial nerve injury may leave the area tingly or incompletely numb. Finally even if the nerve is not cut the swelling and bruising to the tea can affect the nerve as well. Usually we consider sharp penetrating injuries as likely having nerve lacerations when sensation is lost. A hand surgeon can examine the hand and pinpoint the site or extent of nerve injury and recommend ...Read more
Are those zero gravity chairs actually safe and effective in helping someone with multiple hnp with nerve root involvement?
Misdiagnoses!: There is no true 0 gravity chair. That would refute Issac Newton and all logic. You do not have herniated discs from T7 to S1. I have never seen or heard of such extensive disease. Sounds like a non-MD diagnosis or your imperception. Cardiomyopathy is serious. I would recommend second opinions on your back and exercise status. Usually, what is needed is judicious exercise and weight control. ...Read more
Are there any recommended vitamins or remedies to help treat a diabetic person with peripheral vascular disease?
Are there any dangers of getting i-lipo or similar laser liposuction procedures specifically for people who have been diagnosed with itp and diabetes?
Yes : We really dont know much about these i -lipo , or non invasive laser . There have been no real studies, other than a few lipid and liver test once or twice on patients . These were specifically healthy patients and i would not recommend this for diabetic or patients with itp. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
In patients with crest, do they often complain of episodes of very sharp pains in toes and fingertips, as if being stuck with a needle? If not, do some crest patients have an autoimmune neuropathy?
Dunno: Can't see why. It's only magnets and electrical signals that can interfere with a pacemaker's functioning. ...Read more
Emg study for puffy feet reads . A fairly symmetric mild sensorimotor peripheral neuropathy with primarily axonal loss features. What are options?
I have Idiopathic Peripheral Neuropathy causing sensory loss in feet. Is the electrical stimulation treatment effective in treating condition?
Peripheral neuropath: The treatment of peripheral neuropathy relies heavily on the cause of the nerve damage. The pain of the neuropathy usually controlled with medications. Treatment with the electrical stimulation fields has been investigated and analgesic benefits have been reported, but not consistent. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am taking cymbalta (duloxetine) for fibromyalgia and have gained 20lbs with hand and feet swelling. Are there other drugs that treat fibromyalgia with less side ?
Make sure is Fibro: Fibromyalgia is one of the most overly diagnosed condition today. There are many underlying conditions that can explain many of the symptoms that are more common-place and actually treatable. Conditions of the neck and low back will frequently have "myofascial" (muscle, tendon, ligament=soft-tissues) related pain that will spread quite far at times. Seek pain specialist eval. If needed for options. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is there an antiepileptic suitable for immunocompromised patients with heart problems,prediabetes & psychiatic problems that wont make them ill?
Dentists--please tell us your preferred electric toothbrushes for people with plaque. Also any nonelectric toothbrush for people with grip challenges?
What are the dangers of a patient in 4th stage kidney failure with diabetic neuropathy taking trepilene and lyrica (pregabalin)?
On unaffected areas: Tattoos always have some risks and dangers. In patients with raynaud's phenomenon, there are repeated episodes of inadequate blood flow to the hands and feet, plus some other areas. Any injury to affected areas may take longer to heal, may be at higher risk for infection, and can have a harder time clearing any infection. It seems wise not to tattoo any areas affected by raynaud's phenomenon. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes supervised: Depends on medicine. Metformin is usually the first drug. Work with your doctor and medical team. You will have to do blood and urine tests every 3 months to monitor the effect of the medication. Remember lifestyle modifications like diet and exercise are important. Go to the American Diabetes Association ADA to learn more about diabetes. ...Read more
No: Peripheral arterial disease does not increase the risk for embolic events, therefore anti-embolism stockings AKA TED hoses are not indicated for all patients with peripheral arterial disease. Only those at risk for venous thrombosis should wear them, particularly those that will require to be immobile and can not have preventive anticoagulation for clots. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Mostly myth: Unless a person has extremely severe peripheral arterial disease, there is no concern about having them wear anti-embolism stockings. They have so little pressure that they will not effect blood flow in anyone other than those with extraordinarily bad blood flow to their lower legs. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I take gabapentin 300 mg twice a day for severe bilateral peripheral neuropathy pain. Is 900 mg a day safe for kidneys? I'm stage 3, PKD patient.
Increase Gabapentin?: Gabapentin (g) toxicity in patients with chronic kidney disease (ckd) is under recognized. Patients with ckd often receive inappropriately high g dosage for their kidney function, occasioning overt toxicity; advanced age and comorbidity predispose ckd patients to toxicity. I would ask your nephrologist's (c) opinion before increasing the dose, as the n knows you the best. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is metanx safe as an initial treatment for non-diabetic peripheral neuropathy and reduced kidney function? It seems like a lot of vitamin b6.
Yes: It's very safe. They have a propriatory mixture of vitamins and all are at safe levels. We need a lot of certain vitamins to reverse a deficiency and let your body begin to store them again. It may be more than the fda "minimum" daily requirement, but still at a very safe level. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It varies: Some people are born with neuropathy. Many people develop it as a consequence of Diabetes as an adult, often over 50 years old. The age of onset really varies with the cause. Not all causes of peripheral neuropathy are the same. Neuropathy is not an illness related to age. Hope that helps! ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Damage to nerves: Neuropathy is damage to nerves of the peripheral nervous system, which may be caused either by diseases of or trauma p.Neuropathy may be associated with varying combinations of weakness, autonomic changes, and sensory changes. Loss of muscle bulk or a particular fine twitching of muscle, may be seen. Sensory symptoms encompass loss of sensation and pain due to damage to the sensory nerve. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It depends on the cause. Neuropathy may result in ulcers, infections, joint damage and related complications that my necessitate amputation.
You may visit this site for more info: https://www.ninds.nih.gov/Disorders/Patient-Caregiver-Education/Fact-Sheets/Peripheral-Neuropathy-Fact-Sheet ...Read more
Quite possibly not.: The major symptoms of the flu usually last for about 2 to 5 days without a condition which impacts immunity. In a healthy person it often takes a week or more to get back up to speed. It may take longer if you have leukemia. Discuss any concerns with your physician. Take care. ...Read more
Meds for neuropathy: (continued)... Some medications used commonly to treat discomfort from peripheral neuropathy include Gabapentin (neurontin), Pregabalin (lyrica), duloxetine (cymbalta), Amitriptyline (elavil), capsaicin (zostrix), Carbamazepine (tegretol), b vitamin supplements (such as metanx). Controlling the underlying cause (diabetes, thyroid issues, rheumatoid, others) can prevent or delay worsening. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Depends: Peripheral neuropathy is caused by things like poorly-controlled diabetes and peripheral artery disease. If you have problems like these then you are more likely to have peripheral neuropathy. However, this has nothing to do with you're mom's peripheral neuropathy. The take-home is manage the risk factors and you will reduce your chances of having a problem. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Signs: Neuralgia is pain is the distribution of a nerve. Neuropathy is objective evidence of nerve dysfunction. For example, numbness or weakness atteibuted to a nerve. One can have a neuralgia without objective evidence of nerve dysfunction. One can have neuropathy without pain. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Does peripheral neuropathy symptoms come and go or are they always there and what is the treatment?
I'm only 39 female. I had peripheral neuropathy but lately i'vebeemexperiencing dizziness and haveno appetite at all. Do i haveautonomic neuropthy?
Not likely: What is your peripheral neuropathy originally from? This could give a little more information as to possibility of autonomic neuropathy. However, thinking about the three our four most common causes of peripheral neuropathy, dysautonomia is not very common at all. You should also notice other changes, including temperature dysregulation, and/or heart rate changes. Rule out other causes first. ...Read more
No: No. It does not cause peripheral neuropathybut it can cause a condition known as erythromelalgia, which presents with redness and something burning sensation of the hands and feet that simulate neuropathy. This is often relieved with the use of Aspirin once or twice a day (in addition to the usual treatment for the disease itself of indicated). ...Read more
Yes: Yes, get that checked if you thought about it. ...Read more
Unknown,but possible: I don't know if there is any effect of Botox on shingles. In general, Botox works on the neuromuscular end plates, which are motor in nature. Shingles tends to effect sensory nerves, which is why it is so uncomfortable. I don't think Botox will effect it, but it is possible. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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