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Are electric blankets safe for people with peripheral neuropathy?

Are electric blankets safe for people with peripheral neuropathy?

May cause a bun.: If you are not able to sense heat as good as you should this could result in a thermal burn. ...Read more

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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


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Is getting botox for peripheral neuropathy safe?

Is getting botox for peripheral neuropathy safe?

Probably: Botox is a safe medication and if administered by a trained professional, it is safe. ...Read more

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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 more

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Is metanx safe as an initial treatment for non-diabetic peripheral neuropathy and reduced kidney function? It seems like a lot of vitamin b6.

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 more

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What is the common age that people get peripheral neuropathy?

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 more

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Please tell me some severe symptoms of peripheral neuropathy?

Please tell me some severe symptoms of peripheral neuropathy?

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 more

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Say I have peripheral neuropathy, does that mean I have diabetes?

Say I have peripheral neuropathy, does that mean I have diabetes?

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

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What the difference between peripheral neuropathy and spondylolisthesis?

What the difference between peripheral neuropathy and spondylolisthesis?

Completely different: Neuropathy refers to nerve irritation, while spondylolisthesis refers to the misalignment of two vertebrae when looking from the side. ...Read more

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Are unexplained peripheral neuropathy issues typically diagnosed anxiety?

Kinda: Symptoms of a generalized anxiety disorder do over lap with many known neurologic disorders. Unexplained peripheral neuropathy is a valid diagnosis. They can be objectively evaluated with EMG and ncs. ...Read more

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What can I take to treat peripheral neuropathy in the feet?

What can I take to treat peripheral neuropathy in the feet?

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 more

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My mom gets peripheral neuropathy, so am I likely to get it later?

My mom gets peripheral neuropathy, so am I likely to get it later?

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 more

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What is the difference between peripheral neuropathy and neuralgia?

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 more

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Does peripheral neuropathy symptoms come and go or are they always there and what is the treatment?

Does peripheral neuropathy symptoms come and go or are they always there and what is the treatment?

see details: The symptoms are usually chronic and not intermittent. The treatment depends somewhat on the cause. Meds such as Gabapentin or Lyrica (pregabalin) can help as well as treating any underlying cause. ...Read more

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I'm only 39 female. I had peripheral neuropathy but lately i'vebeemexperiencing dizziness and haveno appetite at all. Do i haveautonomic neuropthy?

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

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Can Polycythemia vera cause peripheral neuropathy?

Can Polycythemia vera cause peripheral neuropathy?

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

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Will botox help peripheral neuropathy pain from shingles?

Will botox help peripheral neuropathy pain from shingles?

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 more

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How does a neurologist find the cause of peripheral neuropathy?

How does a neurologist find the cause of peripheral neuropathy?

4-step process: Comprehensive evaluation: 1. Patient history; 2. Physical examination; 3. Diagnostic tests and imaging; 4. Laboratory tests. ...Read more

Dr. Adam Lewis
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Peripheral Neuropathy (Definition)

A generic medical term for dysfunction of the nerves that carry information to and from the central nervous system (the ...Read more


Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Neuropathy (Definition)

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