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Can neuropathy go away?

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

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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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What are axonal neuropathies?

What are axonal neuropathies?

Many causes: Axonal neuropathy is a classification of neuropathy that affects the nerve axon. The axon makes up the inner fibers of a nerve. Many different conditions can cause axonal neuropathy, including toxins (alcohol, certain chemicals), endocrine/hormonal conditions (diabetes, thyroid disease), nutritional deficiencies, and many others. ...Read more

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What does mixed axonal/demyelinating poly neuropathy mean and what are diseases associated with it?

Neuropathy: neuropathies are normally differentiated between axonal and or demyelinating. Axonal is nerve fibers are damaged and demyelinating is covering of the nerves are damaged. All neuropathies may be mixed such as in Guillain-Barré, but most neuropathies are related to hypothyroidism, diabetes, vitamin B12 deficiency and/or alcoholic. A mixed pattern does not provide diagnostic help. Hope that helps ...Read more

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What is axonal peripheral neuropathy?

What is axonal peripheral neuropathy?

Axonal PN: Axonal peripheral neuropathy is an illness that may cause numbness and weakness affecting the feet, legs and sometimes the hands. In this condition the nerve cells (axons) that transmit information become ill. Common causes of this condition are hormonal and blood chemistry disorders...... http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/peripheralneuropathy/detail_peripheralneuropathy.htm ...Read more

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Are there any kinds of GI diseases that cause axonal neuropathy?

Are there any kinds of GI diseases that cause axonal neuropathy?

Some: Axonal small fibre neuropathies can occur from pernicious anemia, gastric cells, and celiac disease, small intestine, but digestive issues can accompany alcohol nutritional and diabetic problems, and these can cause large fiber axonal neuopathies. Porphyria can cause axonal issues and the intermittent form can cause attacks of stomach pain. ...Read more

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What are the differences between giant axonal neuropathy and gigantism?

What are the differences between giant axonal neuropathy and gigantism?

Big difference: Gigantism is due to excessive secretion of growth hormone prior to closure of the epiphyseal plates. Giant axonal neuropathy is a rare autosomal recessive disorder of nerve cell protein that causes peripheral nervous system dysfunction in infancy and progresses to involve hearing vision, and eventually higher cortical function. One sees seizures and kinky hair in most cases. ...Read more

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My child has giant axonal neuropathy (gan). What doctors should we prepare to see?

My child has giant axonal neuropathy (gan). What doctors should we prepare to see?

Kinky hair always: There.Usually appears in infancy or early childhood, and is progressive. Early signs of the disorder often present in the peripheral nervous system, causing individuals with this disorder to have problems walking. Later, normal sensation, coordination, strength, and reflexes become affected. Hearing or vision problems may also occur. ...Read more

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Just diagnosed with axonal neuropathy, absent peroneal nerves, etc. Other symptoms are feeling 'high' and i'm thirsty all the time. Ideas?

Diabetes: increased thirst is a sign of diabetes. Also, the neuropathy would fit with diabetes. Feeling "high" could be a sign that blood sugars are not controlled. See your doctor and have some blood work done to find out what is going on. ...Read more

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What can be done for neuropathy that is not caused by diabetes. There is no pain, just loss of feeling, leg strength and balance.

What can be done for neuropathy that is not caused by diabetes. There is no pain, just loss of feeling, leg strength and balance.

Many other causes: Search for an answer may be arduous. Emg can sort into categories and appropriate blood and urine studies be provide discovery. Need to classify by fibre size, and presence or absence of inflammation. If, in the end, no evidence of medication or toxin cause, may want to treat symptomatically with drugs such as Lyrica (pregabalin) or cymbalta, but would not hurt to try metanx twice daily for at least a year. ...Read more

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Can foot neuropathy from diabetes be cured with weight loss?

Can foot neuropathy from diabetes be cured with weight loss?

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. ...Read more

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Cause of neuropathy, neg dm, vit b and d tests, insulin level, nerve conduction tests. Loss of sens to heat, sharp still have some sens to press?

Cause of neuropathy, neg dm, vit b and d tests, insulin level, nerve conduction tests. Loss of sens to heat, sharp still have some sens to press?

See below: After diabetes and vitamin deficiency, alcohol use, lead or arsenic poisoning, autoimmune inflammation are some of the causes of neuropathy. It would be prudent to consult a neurologist. See this site for more info in the subject. http://www.webmd.com/brain/understanding-peripheral-neuropathy-basics. ...Read more

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Experiencing prolonged periods of neuropathy in both hands often resulting in total loss of sensation. diminished range of motion and weakness...

Experiencing prolonged periods of neuropathy in both hands often resulting in total loss of sensation. diminished range of motion and weakness...

Define "total": Please clarify what you mean by "total". I see that you have had CTR. Does "total" mean that ALL THE FINGERS are involved vs the first 3 fingers of either hand? If it's the first "total" then something other than CTS is happening. Given your comment that there is weakness you should see a Neurologist ASAP. On the hand, if your symptoms are confined to the 3 fingers, it may be recurrent CTS ...Read more

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Will vitamin B12 injections help loss of sensation in the feet for an 81-year-old female with diabetic neuropathy?

Possibly.: You can check vitamin B12 in blood to see if levels are normal or not. Oral supplemetation can be effective as well. Metanx is a rx that has l-methyl folate, (folic acid) b6 and B12 works very well for diabetic neuropathy. ...Read more

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I have Idiopathic Peripheral Neuropathy causing sensory loss in feet. Is the electrical stimulation treatment effective in treating condition?

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 more

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Neuropathy (Definition)

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