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What role does celiac disease play in peripheral neuropathy?

What role does celiac disease play in peripheral neuropathy?

Common: Peripheral neuropathy (burning, tingling or numbness in hands or feet) is a relatively common finding in celiac disease and may predate other manifestations. Of concern, although it may 'just' be associated with nutritional deficiences, it 'can be' associated with lymphoma. Please be evaluated. Gltuen-free diet will not improve the neuropathy - but may prevent further deterioration. ...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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Can symptoms from Celiac disease that cause small fiber neuropathy be improve?

Can symptoms from Celiac disease that cause small fiber neuropathy be improve?

Sure: First, work closely with your doctor to develop a gluten free diet and control gastro-intestinal symptoms. Secondly, start a medical food, MetanX or a generic equivalent and take twice daily. Will help regrow small fibres over 9-10 months, and should result in less symptoms in feet and legs. Pain can be controlled by Lyrica (pregabalin) or Cymbalta. ...Read more

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Can celiacs disease cause small fiber neuropathy?

Can celiacs disease cause small fiber neuropathy?

Possibly: The prevalence of neuropathy among patients with celiac disease is much higher than in healthy people. Sometimes, the neurological problems arise from nutritional deficiencies due to malabsorption. However, some cases are due to autoimmunity and associated with the underlying disease (Celiac). ...Read more

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What is the difference between peripheral neuropathic disease and peripheral neuropathy?

What is the difference between peripheral neuropathic disease and peripheral neuropathy?

Disease / Condition: One refers to the disease entity causing the problem the other refers to the condition resulting from the disease. ...Read more

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I have been diagnosed with degenerative mixed sensory peripheral neuropathy. Is tongue pain/cramp a normal part of this disease's progression?

I have been diagnosed with degenerative mixed sensory peripheral neuropathy.  Is tongue pain/cramp a normal part of this disease's progression?

Possible: The pain is possible, the cramping is an unusual complaint for a tongue problem. However the the tongue has similar sensory nerves as other areas of your body and you could be having these symptoms because of your primary problem. ...Read more

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Can chronic kidney disease cause peripheral neuropathy.?. I have normal blood sugars.

Can chronic kidney disease cause peripheral neuropathy.?. I have normal blood sugars.

Potentially yes: Peripheral nerve problems could be due to secondary metabolic imbalances due to the renal issues, but also could be complication of medications you are using, and of course could be due to a co-morbidity associated with an additional disorder. There may well be one unitary disorder causing both kidney and nerve dysfnctn. ...Read more

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Mixed motor sensory peripheral neuropathy in both legs. ncs also found ulnar neuropathy both elbows. what disease can cause this?

An approach: We approach peripheral neuropathy etiology by blood and urine testing, but can focus our tests based on whether this is an axonal or Schwann cell involvement, which your EMG-NCS should have indicated if done properly. Most common causes in USA are diabetes, and nutritional deficiency, associated with alcohol. Worldwide, may well be leprosy or HIV. ?Concierge? ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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Celiac Disease (Definition)

In celiac disease, the body reacts to gluten (in wheat and gluten-like proteins in rye and barley) resulting in damage to the small intestine. This limits the intestine's ability to absorb some nutrients. Typically, people with celiac disease have loose stools, bloating, abdominal pain or discomfort, weight loss, poor weight gain ...Read more


Dr. Adam Lewis
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Peripheral Neuropathy (Definition)

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