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Can diabetic peripheral neuropathy be reversed?

Can diabetic peripheral neuropathy be reversed?

Some: Usually by getting a diabetic person's sugars tightly controlled, some of the neuropathy will be reversed. However, severe nerve damage is a permanent problem. Dr kurzweil review: there is no question that well-controlled diabetes helps prevent progression of the complications. I'm not aware of evidence that actual pathological changes in peripheral nerves can be reversed. ...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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Could diabetic neuropathy be reversed?

Could diabetic neuropathy be reversed?

Great question!!: You have entered into the frontiers of medicine, and briefly, we do have a prescription medical food, metanx, which has been biopsy proven to restore density of small fiber loss in diabetes. There is also some data to suggest better outcomes with very strict blood sugar control.. In europe, there are a few drugs which seem to offer further promise, but not yet on usa market. ...Read more

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Can prediabetes be reversed?

Can prediabetes be reversed?

Yes: The diabetes prevention program (dpp- please look at their website for information) has shown that through proper diet and exercise (5-7% weight loss, 30 min of moderate activity 5 days per week) can prevent progression from pre-diabetes to diabetes. I have seen many patients able to bring their blood sugar from prediabetic range back to normal with proper diet/exercise routine. ...Read more

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Can neuropathy from a B12 deficiency be reversed?

Can neuropathy from a B12 deficiency be reversed?

Depends: This depends on the severity and length of time you have had the deficiency. If it was caught and corrected very early, then yes, it should improve. The longer you have the deficiency and the more damage done, the less likely it will improve. Nerves grow extremely slow and the repair can occur over such a long time you barely notice it happening. I how this answer helps! ...Read more

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Can peripheral neuropathy be cured?

No: A true peripheral neuropathy, once it develops, can not be cured. Other conditions such as nerve entrapment may mimic symptoms of peripheral neuropathy and can be corrected. ...Read more

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Can esrd be reversed?

Can esrd be reversed?

ESRD: Yes, transplantation fixes esrd. Otherwise, there are no cures for end stage renal disease. In rare cases, acute kidney injury can last for prolonged period of time, requiring dialysis and this can sometimes improve/ recover. However actual esrd does not improve. ...Read more

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Can diabetic neuropathy be cured?

Can diabetic neuropathy be cured?

Diabetic neuropathy: Diabetic neuropathy has no known cure. Fortunately, there are treatments for diabetic neuropathy. The treatment mainly focuses on slowing progression of the disease, relieving pain, and restoring function. ...Read more

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Can anything be done to reverse diabetic neuropathy?

Can anything be done  to reverse diabetic neuropathy?

Some times: If you are treating a particular nutritional deficiency, metanx may be of benefit. Neuropathy can be due to certain vitamin deficiencies, nerve damage due to trauma, alcohol consumption, 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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Can osteopenia be reversed?

Can osteopenia be reversed?

Yes.: A variety of bone active medicines can reverse osteopenia. ...Read more

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Can digital dementia be reversed?

Can digital dementia be reversed?

Not real: This is a ridicuous made up entitiy. Demenita is loss of cognitive abilities, which may or may not including memory due to physical loss of nerves due to a progressive disease, such as alzheimers, trauma, strokes or other entitiy. Digital dementia is a misnormer. It goes along with the old concept of you don't lose it, you lose it. Of course it is resolvable Just start using your memory skill ...Read more

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Diabetic with ED can it be reversed?

Diabetic with ED can it be reversed?

Depends: It depends on the cause for the ed. If due to a vascular or anatomical problems, probably not. If due to obesity, malnutrition, stress...Ed might improve when those aspects improved. ...Read more

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Can pcos be reversed?

Can pcos be reversed?

Yes, diet/exercise: Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome is caused by a hormonal imbalance that prevents follicles from growing normally and eggs from being released each month. People w/ PCOS miss periods because they don't ovulate, so there's no signal to shed the uterine lining. Hormone imbalances that lead to abnormal hair growth can be caused by obesity, so watch your diet and exercise. Control w/ birth control pills! ...Read more

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Can COPD be reversed?

Can COPD be reversed?

No: One out of four people who have smoked 15 years 1 pack per day will develop copd. Once it is established it will continue to worsen although at different rates depending upon active smoking and genetic predisposition. Rate of decline depends on active smoking and genetics. There is no way to reverse COPD once it is established. ...Read more

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Can anemia cause angina? Can it be reversed?

Can anemia cause angina? Can it be reversed?

Anemia: It can if the anemia is so severe. It can be reversed depending on the cause. ...Read more

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Can optic nerve damage be treated effectively if it isn't from glaucoma. Could be vascular?

Can optic nerve damage be treated effectively if it isn't from glaucoma. Could be vascular?

Optic nerve: The vascular issue is a reflection of a systemic vascular process and will need to be addressed by your internist and eye doctor in consultation. ...Read more

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Can ED be reversed?

Can ED be reversed?

Maybe: Depends on cause. If you've had a nerve injury, ED can be treated but not reversed. Vascular and ED from low testosterone can often be reversed with medical management and lifestyle changes. ...Read more

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Can a discectomy be reversed?

Can a discectomy be reversed?

No : You mean put the herniation back?If you have worse pain after procedure followup with surgeon. ...Read more

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Is gout permanent or can it be reversed?

Is gout permanent or can it be reversed?

DEPENDS: Patients with gout can be classified as "overproducers" or "underexcretors" of uric acid. Lab tests are used to distinguish between the two; this could then guide treatment. ...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