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Dr. Ricardo Madrid
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Hereditary Neuropathy (Overview)

Hereditary motor and sensory neuropathy is a disease of the nerves passed down in a family.


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What are the symptoms of hereditary neuropathy?

What are the symptoms of hereditary neuropathy?

Several kinds: Symptoms of the hereditary neuropathies vary according to the type and may include sensory symptoms such as numbness, tingling, and pain in the feet and hands; or motor symptoms such as weakness and loss of muscle bulk, particularly in the lower leg and feet muscles. ...Read more

Dr. Ricardo Madrid
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Hereditary Neuropathy (Overview)

Hereditary motor and sensory neuropathy is a disease of the nerves passed down in a family.


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I have hereditary neuropathy. Would having a breast reduction cause permanent nerve damage?

I have hereditary neuropathy. Would having a breast reduction cause permanent nerve damage?

Depends...: I do not think that your hereditary neuropathy will be a contraindication to proceeding with breast reduction surgery. Your neurologist will likely be your best resource when it comes to obtaining “clearance” for the procedure. " nerve damage” is always possible (for example loss of sensation…) with any type of surgery including breast reduction surgery. ...Read more

Dr. Jan Lei Iwata Dr. Iwata
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Hereditary neuropathy (Tip)

If diabetic with neuropathy, make sure to check your skin that there's no open cuts. ...See more

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Living with Neuropathy (Checklist)

Monitor your blood sugar levels
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Wear loose-fitting shoes
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Abstain from alcohol
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Stop smoking
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What is the treatment for hereditary neuropathy?

What is the treatment for hereditary neuropathy?

No: There are no standard treatments for hereditary neuropathies. Treatment is mainly symptomatic and supportive. Medical treatment includes physical therapy and if needed, pain medication. Orthopedic surgery may be needed to correct severe foot or other skeletal deformities. Bracing may also be used to improve mobility. ...Read more

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Can neuropathy go away?

Depends: It depends on what the cause of neuropathy is. In majority of cases you can improve symptoms by treating the underlying cause and taking appropriate meds. ...Read more

Dr. Craig Morton Dr. Morton
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Hereditary neuropathy (Tip)

There are a few good OTC creams that can help with the burning. One of the best is: www. Aculeve. Com. ...See more

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Treating a Pinched Nerve (Checklist)

Exercise and stretch
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Get an X-ray/MRI if pain lasts more than 4 weeks
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See a spine/pain specialist if pain doesn't improve
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What are the symptoms of hereditary neuropathy?

Several kinds: Symptoms of the hereditary neuropathies vary according to the type and may include sensory symptoms such as numbness, tingling, and pain in the feet and hands; or motor symptoms such as weakness and loss of muscle bulk, particularly in the lower leg and feet muscles. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for hereditary neuropathy?

No: There are no standard treatments for hereditary neuropathies. Treatment is mainly symptomatic and supportive. Medical treatment includes physical therapy and if needed, pain medication. Orthopedic surgery may be needed to correct severe foot or other skeletal deformities. Bracing may also be used to improve mobility. ...Read more

Dr. Jan Lei Iwata Dr. Iwata
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Hereditary neuropathy (Tip)

B vitamins can sometimes help improve this. ...See more

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I have hereditary neuropathy. Would having a breast reduction cause permanent nerve damage?

Depends...: I do not think that your hereditary neuropathy will be a contraindication to proceeding with breast reduction surgery. Your neurologist will likely be your best resource when it comes to obtaining “clearance” for the procedure. " nerve damage” is always possible (for example loss of sensation…) with any type of surgery including breast reduction surgery. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about lebers hereditary optic neuropathy in one eye and not have it move to the other eye?

Can you tell me about lebers hereditary optic neuropathy in one eye and not have it move to the other eye?

Leber's HON: Leber's hereditary optic neuropathy is felt to be due to a defect in mitochondrial dna. If it occurs in one eye, it almost always eventually shows up in the other. Some genetic testing can be performed if the diagnosis is in doubt. ...Read more

Dr. Jan Lei Iwata Dr. Iwata
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Hereditary neuropathy (Tip)

What do I do when I feel pins and needles sensation all the time? ...See more

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Hereditary neuropathy (Tip)

You need to inspect your feet every day for cuts or sores. Also be careful of heat and cold injury. ...See more

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Will a taxane for chemo cause permanent peripheral neuropathy if hereditary pn in family? Any alternative to taxane?

Will a taxane for chemo cause permanent peripheral neuropathy if hereditary pn in family? Any alternative to taxane?

Depends: Taxanes may cause permanent neuropathy in any patient although uncommon. There is increased intolerance to taxanes and preexisting sensory neuropathy. Unless the individual is effected by hereditary neuropathy I am not aware of any data suggesting an increased risk just because the family is affected. Whether taxanes can be replaced depends on disease and for what purpose it is used. ...Read more

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Can a person (female, 26) suffering from Hereditary motor and sensory neuropathy be given general anesthesia for the treatment of Diaphragmatic hernia?

Depends: The severity of the neuropathy and the specific type of anesthetic are both important factors. This condition needs collaboration between your neurologistr and anesthesiologist (not anesthetist). ...Read more

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Any treatment for heriditary spastic paraparesis? Accompanied by sensory neuropathy?

Any treatment for heriditary spastic paraparesis? Accompanied by sensory neuropathy?

Symptomatic treatmen: Hsp is a group of inherited disorders, often insidiously progressive and severe. There are no effective treatments to the underlying damage to the nerve axons so treatment is symptomatic. Baclofen, dantrolene and tinazidine may help with spasticity; oxybutinin with urinary urgency; gabapentin, Pregabalin and duloxetine for neuropathy. Vitamins, d, e and b6 may also help. Physical therapy also. ...Read more

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What can I do for neuropathy?

Not enough info: There sre numerous types and causes of neuropathy. You need to provide specifics to receive an answer. The best answer is to discuss this issue with a neurologist. ...Read more

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Is neuropathy a degenerative disease?

Is neuropathy a degenerative disease?

Not classified as: Neuropathy represents nerve alteration or damage usually secondary to an underlying medical condition such as diabetes, leprosy, vitamin deficiency. Although occasionally there are some congenital hereditary neuropathies, and some autoimmune nerve disorders, these would not usually be classified as degenerative. It is usually very possible to uncover causation in most cases. ...Read more

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What is the best neuropathy medicine?

What is the best neuropathy medicine?

Tough call: Every medication has its pros and cons. A good practitioner will use the entire medication profile to his/her advantage. First of all, your choice of meds depends on the exact symptoms: is it sharp, aching, numbing, burning? Do you have trouble sleeping, is mood or anxiety an issue? Do you have high blood pressure? Have you ever had an ulcer? Are you over/ underweight? So there's no "best" really. ...Read more

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What is the best medicine for neuropathy?

Topic is too broad: Neuropathy is not a single disease - it is a complication found in a number of different conditions. If a single or multiple nerves are affected by neuropathy, the cause is targeted for treatment, but if the cause cannot be corrected, symptomatic pain relief takes place.
Rec: see a pain management specialist for diagnosis and cause treatment. ...Read more

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How come when u have neuropathy u feel colder than normal?

Nerves not send righ: When you have neuropathy your nerves don't feel sensations correctly. The nerves are you wiring. They are your internal electrical circuit. If your wires aren't working right then they don't send your sensations to you correctly. The better you can diagnose why you have neuropathy the better the treatment can be. ...Read more

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Can neuropathy impact things sexually?

Can neuropathy impact things sexually?

Neuropathy: Yes, it may affect sexual functions by two direct mechanisms. First lack of sensation in severe sensory neuropathy from skin and reproductive organs results in diminished physical pleasure, higher threshold and discomfort. Second, autonomic nervous system may be involved resulting in impotency, impaired lubrication and anorgasmia. Indirect mechanisms are pain, depression and side effect from meds. ...Read more

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Is there a cure or remedy for neuropathy?

Is there a cure or remedy for neuropathy?

Depends: Neuropathy refers that something being wrong with your nervous system. There are many forms that are temporary because they are caused by a virus or a bacteria of some sort. Neuropathy can also be caused by a genetic condition or some other pathology which is irreversible. Consult your pcp for more information on a specific type of neuropathy. ...Read more

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What does having optical neuropathy mean?

What does having optical neuropathy mean?

Nonspecific term: Any pathology affecting the optic nerve could be described this way. However, the cause needs to be uncovered, as one could have ischemic process due to atherosclerosis, optic neuritis due to multiple sclerosis, compression of optic nerve due to tumor, etc. So, if vision is being lost, need attention asap. ...Read more

Dr. Olav Jaren
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Nerve Damage (Definition)

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


Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Neuropathy (Definition)

Weakness, numbness, and pain from nerve damage, usually in ...Read more