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Dr. Brian Le Dr. Le
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Can you please tell me why diabetes causes nerve damage?

Dr. Brian Le Dr. Le
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Can you please tell me why diabetes causes nerve damage?

Nerve damage diabete: High blood sugar can injure nerve fibers throughout your body. It is believed that diabetes cause a downstream metabolic cascade leads to peripheral nerve injury through an increased certain substances in your body, as well as other confounding factors. ...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 is the "nerve damage" in diabetic neuropathy?

What is the "nerve damage" in diabetic neuropathy?

Many facets: Sensory neuropathy is broken down into large fiber (loss of sensation, loss of proprioception) and small fiber (burning, tingling sensation). Motor neuropathy causes gait instability and deformities of the feet. Lastly autonomic neuropathy effects include stomach emptying and erectile dysfunction. ...Read more

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Please describe the nature of the "nerve damage" in diabetic neuropathy?

Please describe the nature of the "nerve damage" in diabetic neuropathy?

Important question: We feel that the diabetic nerve complications involve blood flow in the small vessels that subserve peripheral nerve function, and thereby damage the central axon function which results in an axonal neuropathy. In general, the nerve problems do not readiliy respond to the usual basic diabetes drugs, but may benefit from a medical food metanx. ...Read more

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What is the name of the specific myopathy related to nerve damage due to uncontrolled diabetes?

What is the name of the specific myopathy related to nerve damage due to uncontrolled diabetes?

?amyotrophy: Diabetes frequently can affect peripheral nerve function, and thereby can cause weakness due to muscle atrophy. A condition called amyotrophy, or diabetic radiculopathy can affect the leg especially the thigh, and cause both pain and weakness. Primary muscle disease is caused by alternative pathology. ...Read more

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How about FERMORAL NEUROPATHY. I'm a type 2 diabetic with servere NERVE DAMAGE to the left ankle which was caused by a slip and fall to my lower bk ?

How about FERMORAL NEUROPATHY. I'm a type 2 diabetic with servere NERVE DAMAGE to the left ankle which was caused by a slip and fall to my lower bk ?

Diabetes or Trauma ?: There are several types of neuropathy, including femoral or amyotrophy, which can affect patients who have diabetes. It is possible that you may have been or presently are having symptoms associated with them. The bigger issue is separating the damage caused by the physical trauma the ankle as well as the lower back. A neurologist might be the one to best sort out the various possibilities. ...Read more

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Could I have nerve damage or diabetes from carpal tunnel?

Could I have nerve damage or diabetes from carpal tunnel?

Nerve damage: Carpal tunnel syndrome may cause nerve damage to the median nerve, which runs through the center of your wrist. Diabetes may also cause nerve damage, although it typically affects nerves in the legs and feet. Carpal tunnel syndrome does not cause diabetes of course. ...Read more

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Can diabetic nerve damage cause tremors in your hands when trying to articulate or manipulate objects?

Can diabetic nerve damage cause tremors in your hands when trying to articulate or manipulate objects?

Probably not: What you have sounds like what is called an intention tremor. This occurs in many people without diabetes as well as diabetics. It is usually something that is difficult to treat but does not mean anything serious is wrong. The only way to tell is have a full examination with a neurologist. ...Read more

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Dr. Sam Markzar
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Neuropraxia (Definition)

Neuropraxia is defined as a temporary loss of function of the nerve. Some nerves are purely sensory while others carry both sensory and motor fibers. Traumatic contusion injuries to nerves or nerve compressions can cause Neuropraxia. Sensory nerves like sural nerve in the leg or mixed sensory and motor nerves like the median and ulnar nerves in the forearm & hand ...Read more


Nerve (Definition)

The brain and spinal cord communicates with what is occurring in the internal organs and limbs by nerve fibers where are like electrical wires with insulation (myelin) and the "copper" (axon). Within brain and spinal cord these nerves connect to other nerves via synapses on both axons and dendrites. A nerve can carry information regarding sensations, and ...Read more